It promises to be one of the highlights of Sheffield’s sporting calendar on Sunday 24th September when Wednesday take on United and thousands of runners pull on their trainers for the Sheffield 10K.
And fans of both clubs are being urged to kick off the big day by showing their true colours in the Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K which gets underway at 9.30am – leaving enough time for supporters to run the race and then head to Hillsborough for the first Steel City derby in over five years.
It’s an opportunity for 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.
John said: “I’m sure it’s going to be a fantastic day and it’s a great opportunity for fans to do the double – complete the run and then take in the match.”
The Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K made its debut last year and John said: “It was a really popular run with a great course and tremendous atmosphere. With it taking place on derby day this year, it makes it even extra special and I’m sure there’ll be a great turn out.”
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.
“Good luck to everyone taking part in the run – and that includes all Wednesday and United fans.”
Councillor Mary Lea, cabinet member for culture, parks and leisure at Sheffield City Council, said: “Anticipation is already growing in Sheffield for Super Sunday in September, which is set to be a day of sporting excitement for amateurs, professionals and spectators alike.
“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.
“I hope as many people as possible take the opportunity to be part of this great day of sport in Sheffield – The Outdoor City.”
Organised by Run For All, the Sheffield 10K is one of ten runs that make up the popular Asda Foundation 10K Series. Run For All also stages the annual Sheffield Half Marathon.
Runners can explore the route further and sign up at /10k/sheffield/