Race Information

Entries for the 2018 Sheffield Half Marathon are now open! Click here to enter. 

A major event in the UK’s running calendar, the Sheffield Half Marathon - which in 2018 takes place on Sunday 8th April at 9.30am - attracts thousands of runners of all abilities and spectators to the city's streets and raises many thousands of pounds for good causes.

With a city centre start and finish, the event boasts a super scenic route – with stunning views of the Peak District for those who conquer the climb to Ringinglow.

And the race even incorporates a ‘triple test’ giving entrants a chance to be crowned ‘King of the Hill’ or 'Queen of the Hill' in a timed hill climb, triumph in a 10K largely-downhill sprint section and cross the finish line first to lift the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield title.

Entry

What's Included

If you have queries please visit our FAQ page.

Start/Finish

With a city centre start and finish, the crowds will be out in force to create a super atmosphere and provide lots enthusiastic support for all those taking part.

Passing through the finish near the Town Hall you'll collect water and an energy drink to replenish and rehydrate, and your finisher's goody bag with a medal and t-shirt to showcase your achievement.

The event hub will be buzzing with lots of post-race facilities, including the Charity Village where you can learn all about the vital work done by the event's partner charities.

The area's variety of bars, cafes and restaurants make it a great place to celebrate your achievement with family and friends.

Training Plans

Whether you're a beginner to half marathon running or have lots of runs under your belt, we want to help you every step of the way with some key training tips.

Your exclusive 14-week Sheffield Half Marathon training plan

We've teamed up with Marathon Talk's Martin Yelling - a former national duathlon champ and coach - to come up with three 14-week training plans aimed at all abilities.

Click here to download the Beginners training plan

Click here to download the Improvers training plan

Click here to download the Advanced training plan

 

Use of headphones

Aftershokz is the official headphone provider of Run For All. Aftershokz sits comfortably in front of the ear and use bone conduction to deliver sound through the cheekbones to your inner ear. This means you can enjoy your music and still hear everything around you, including marshal instructions, emergency vehicles and fellow competitors. Run For All participants can benefit from a special discount – prior to your chosen event you will be sent an email containing the code to obtain this special offer. Click here for more details. 

My Journey...
Emma Sheehan

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.”