Three years in and the Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K is going from strength to strength with close to 4000 runners expected to take part this Sunday (23 Sunday). One of those competing is Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Magid Magid, who made headlines in 2017 when he completed the Sheffield Half Marathon dressed as a tree.
Sunday’s field will congregate and depart from Arundel Gate, in the heart of the city, and embark on on a journey along Charter Row and Ecclesall Road, before skirting the edges of pretty Endcliffe Park.
The course then continues along Riverdale Road, along Endcliffe Vale Road, close to the Botanical Gardens, then travels down Brocco Bank and back to what is set to be a thrilling city centre finish.
Ready to acquaint himself with the route will be Magid, the 122nd Lord Mayor of Sheffield and, at the age of 28, the youngest councillor to hold the office. Just five years old when he arrived in Sheffield after his family fled Somalia, Magid has held the position of Lord Mayor since May and is the first Green Party councillor to hold the role.
Speaking ahead of the race, Magid said: “I am really looking forward to taking part in the Sheffield 10K. With a friendly spirit, great atmosphere and the determination of the runners to take on a challenge for charity, it showcases much of what makes this city so great.”
Staged in partnership with Sheffield City Council, the Sheffield 10K forms part of the successful Asda Foundation 10K series, which includes runs in Leeds, York, Lincoln, Burnley, King’s Lynn, Nottingham, Bury, Leicester and Hull. The series forms part of the legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson, who raised nearly £2m for charity by tackling a string of endurance challenges despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.