There will be plenty of Yorkshire grit this Sunday (14 April) as thousands of runners take part in the Asda Foundation Sheffield Half Marathon. A ‘triple test’ awaits those willing to push themselves that bit further.
Runners of all ages and abilities will pound the streets of Steel City in one of the biggest road races in Yorkshire. Many will be running on behalf of a worthy cause – personal or one of the event’s partner charities and tens of thousands of pounds will be raised. Macmillan Cancer Support, Sheffield Age UK, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal are amongst those who stand to benefit.
The big field can look forward to a scenic route which starts and finishes in the city centre and includes an ascent up Ringinglow Road. There is the ‘triple test’ where runners undertake a timed climb to be crowned King or Queen of the Hill; go flat out in a 10K downhill sprint and be first across the finish line to claim the Sheffield Half Marathon title.
There is also the Sheffield Half Marathon Team Challenge for groups of friends, family members or work colleagues who enjoy competing against each other. Trophies and prizes are on offer for the fastest teams and fastest male and female.
A lively Event Village, enthusiastic crowds, entertainment and a bespoke medal, technical T-shirt and goody bag are a few things to look forward to on race day. The area’s bars, cafes and restaurants are ideal for post-race celebrations.