Inspired by Rob Burrow and Kevin Sinfield, #LeedsRhino is a 6 mile route to hopefully encourage anyone to get outdoors and run/walk/cycle.
Created and launched to aid those running the inaugural Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon, whilst raising awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND).
There is optional fundraising for MND Association and Leeds Hospitals Charity, which has the full support of Leeds Rhinos Foundation.
If this route has inspired a challenge, you might be interested in the upcoming Leeds Marathon.
Wanting to find your way to the start of the route? Here is a link for a Google Maps Directions page.
This route has a distance of 10.05km and an elevation gain of 145m.
The largest non-stop incline begins in the first third of of the route, and has a distance of 757m and an elevation gain of 25m. You can see this on the above elevation chart in red.
The largest continual decline is 293m long with an elevation drop of 14m which starts within the first kilometre of the route. This is shown on the chart as green.
Best Time To Run
This route is great first thing before the traffic picks up (if you are an early riser). If not, a Sunday afternoon would be a great time to take this on!
#LeedsRhino can be started and finished at any point along the route. It’s relatively simple to follow and all on road!
One good place to start (with plenty of parking) is outside the Roundhay Fox on Street Lane. Run this all the way to the centre of Moortown. Take a brief right on Allerton Avenue and semi-loop back round onto Street Lane.
Continue running down Harrogate Road, taking a left on Lidgett Lane. You will run a square box on Bentcliffe Avenue and Lane, before returning to Harrogate road to run south.
Once you see Falkland Mount on the right hit this up all the way onto Scott Hall Road. You’ll run a little way down onto the roundabout and take the exit for King Lane.
Continue onto Harrogate Road until you reach Allerton Gardens. Run in the shape of an S onto Allerton Grange Way. Once you reach Lidgett Lane take this on the right and run onto the Drive. Leading your way back to Roundhay Park via Old Park Road.
The route follows and crosses busy roads (please use crossings) and may be uneven or slippery in places.
#LeedsRhino runs around the Roundhay and Moortown areas of Leeds. There are many special places it passes including Roundhay Park. It also passes parades of shops, cafes and restaurants along the way.
There are plenty of bins and benches along the route.
There is ample free parking at the old Tram Park at Roundhay Park. If this is full we recommend the road parking around the Roundhay Fox pub (Google Map Directions).
Food and Drink
There is a host of places for food and drink along the route; whether it’s a coffee, a meal or a stronger drink you can find somewhere suitable after the run. Like Rand Coffee Roastery on Street Lane, a favourite for coffee from all over the world.