Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield – road closures

Thousands of runners will step out on the streets of Sheffield on Sunday 9th April for the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield and the Arena Sheffield Mini and Junior Runs. 

The events, being organised by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All, are set to generate a huge boost for local charities big and small.

The fun gets underway with the half marathon at 9.30am, followed by the children’s runs from 9.50am.

Organisers 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.

On Sunday the Half Marathon starts in Arundel Gate and finishes in Pinstone Street near the Town Hall. The route takes in Ecclesall Road, Knowle Lane, Ringinglow Road, Sheephill Road, Limb Lane and Ecclesall Road South.

Among the road closures are Arundel Gate 4am-1pm; Pinstone Street between Surrey Street and Cross Burgess Street 4am-4pm; Norfolk Street 4am-4pm; Surrey Street 4am-4pm; Charles Street between Arundel Gate and Pinstone Street 4am-1.30pm; Union Street 4am-1.30pm; Furnival Gate 4am-4pm; Charter Row northbound 8.30am-1.30pm and Charter Row southbound 8.30am-10.15am.

Away from the city centre the closures include Ecclesall Road between A61 Ring Road and Brocco Bank 8am-1.30pm and between Brocco Bank and Ecclesall Road South 8.45am-1.15pm; Ecclesall Road South 8.45am-1pm; Knowle Lane 9am-12.50pm; Ringinglow Road between Knowle Lane and Fulwood Lane 9am-12.50pm; Sheephill Road 9am-12pm Hathersage Road between Whitelow Road and Limb Lane 9.15am-12.30pm; Limb Lane 9.15am-12.40pm.

The A621 (Abbeydale Road) and A57 (Manchester Road) will remain open throughout the event as an alternative to the A625 Ecclesall Road/Ecclesall Road South.

Event Manager Lynne Preston said: “Unfortunately, as with any event of this magnitude some road closures will be necessary to ensure the safety of the participants and spectators.

“A certain amount of disruption is inevitable and we would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused. All closures will be lifted as soon as possible.”

Runners in the Half Marathon can choose to run for fun or to raise funds for any cause of their choice. They are particularly encouraged to support one of the event’s official partner charities: Macmillan Cancer Support, Myasthenia Gravis Association, CLIC Sargent, The Sheffield Hospitals Charity, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, Breast Cancer Care, The Children’s Hospital Charity, Roundabout, St Luke’s Hospice and Jane Tomlinson Appeal.

For full details of the road closures and other traffic restrictions visit: http://www.theyorkshiremarathon.com/media/61371/appendix-w-road-closure-poster-final.pdf