Sheffield lies at the heart of an excellent motorway and rail network making it extremely easy to reach.
Supertram are offering a special deal for runners - ride all day for just £3. Please click here for information.
Sheffield is well served by major roads and motorways. It sits next to the M1 and both the M18 and A1 are nearby.
M1 Southbound and take Junction 36 onto the A61 towards Sheffield City Centre.
Approach Sheffield from the South on the A61 and continue on the A61 towards the City Centre. Follow signs for the train station or alternatively head towards the St Mary's Gate roundabout.
On the A57, head in an easterly direction towards the City Centre. Cross the A61 onto to Broad Lane.
Exit the M18 at junction 32 and briefly join the M1 towards Sheffield. Take the A630 and then the A57. Join the Inner City Ring Road (A61).
Thousands of runners of all abilities will hit the streets of Sheffield on Sunday 8th April for the 3rd Yorkshire Half Marathon.
The race, which raises many tens of thousands of pounds for charity, gets underway at 9 30am and we are now informing runners, spectators, residents and visitors that a number of the city’s roads will be closed or have access restricted during the event to ensure the safety of all those taking part.
A list of affected roads can be downloaded here.
Brook Hill - S1 4BT
Q- Park Rockingham - S1 2NL
Campo Lane NCP - S1 2EF
Workhouse Lane - S3 8PH
Hartshead NCP - S1 2DS
Q-Park Castlegate - S1 2BQ
Carver Lane - S1 4FS
John Lewis - S1 1EP (Sat nav S1 2HB)
Q - Park Sheffield Station - S2 4AA
Sidney Street NCP - S1 4RG
APCOA - The Moor, Eyre Street - S1 4PX
Fitzwilliam Street - S1 4JL
Please note the following car parks may not be available before and during the event:
Q Park - Charles Street
Please ensure your parking plans take account of road closures and access information.
Emma Sheehan, 23, from Crosspool, Sheffield took part in 2016's event after losing her dad to cancer just weeks before the event. In a bid to raise funds for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, Emma signed up to the event in 2015, unaware that by the time the day came around, her dad Dave, 56, would no longer be with them.
“Back in June 2015 when he was first diagnosed, I knew that I had to do something to raise money in support of this incredible hospital that had looked after us all so well. I signed up for The Plusnet Half Marathon and vowed to raise money for the place which had extended dad’s life so that we were able to spend those precious final months with him.”
Her cystic fibrosis can make breathing difficult and leave her struggling with injuries, but student Emily Burgin was determined to complete her first half marathon in Sheffield to raise money for a fellow sufferer.
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease caused by a faulty gene.
Emily said: “My lung function is lower than that of most people. When it was PE at school I was told I could sit it out but I want to run races to show that people with CF can do these sort of things.”