It seems Sheffield’s status as the National City of Sport will be further cemented with exciting news that it is set to host a new 10k. Fronted by the Run For All team, the Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K has been scheduled for Sunday 30 October, with organisers promising 'an electric city centre start and finish'.
The Sheffield race will become the latest addition to the popular Asda Foundation 10K series, which includes events in Leeds, York, Lincoln, Burnley, Nottingham, Hull, and the most recently launched, Bury. Sheffield will be the final race in the 2016 series.
News of the 10k comes after the success of the Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield. The race will be staged in partnership with Sheffield City Council, with Councillor Mary Lea commenting on the news: “We’re thrilled to announce that Run For All, the expert team behind the revamped and hugely successful Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield, will now also be rebooting Sheffield’s major 10k road race.
“We went out to seek a new provider for the long-standing event, which has traditionally followed a route from the city centre to Hillsborough, because we wanted to take the race to a new level. With Run For All on board, we can make great links between the 10K and half marathon. The new-look race will have an all-new route, as well as a free family fun run, additional activities and training sessions.”
Details of the course are yet to be revealed, although it looks like organisers will intend to utilise as much as the city centre as possible. Registration for the race is now open.