Sunday 24 September promises to be a big day for football fans in the Steel City with Sheffield Wednesday and United facing each other for the first derby in over five years. To complete a super Sunday of sport, both sets of supporters are being encouraged to kick off the day by competing in the city’s newest 10k – the Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K.
A welcome addition to the Jane Tomlinson Run For All series, the event made a successful impact to the calendar last year with almost 3300 runners taking part. The race took runners from Arundel Gate in the heart of the city along Charter Row and Ecclesall Road, before skirting the edges of pretty Endcliffe Park.
Participants then continued along Riverdale Road, past Endcliffe Vale Road, close to the Botanical Gardens, then travelled down Brocco Bank and back to what was a thrilling centre finish.
The derby showdown will allow fans to run in their team shirts and claim early bragging rights by beating their rivals to the finish line. Former Wednesday star John Pearson and ex-Blade Brian Deane are already looking forward to this Super Sunday of sport.
Brian said: “It really will be a great day for Sheffield. The city already enjoys a fantastic sporting reputation and that can only be enhanced by having two excellent events on one day.”
Mary Lea of Sheffield City Council echoed Brian’s thoughts and said of the showdown: “Anticipation is already growing in Sheffield for Super Sunday in September. Whether you’re running the 10k, spectating at the race, or watching the Owls take on the Blades at Hillsborough, it’s sure to be an occasion to remember.”
For more information, visit the Run For All website.