A major event in the UK's running calendar, the Sheffield Mutual Sheffield Half Marathon is South Yorkshire’s biggest event of its kind.
Thousands of runners of all abilities will be taking part, raising many thousands of pounds for numerous great causes.
With a city centre start and finish, a huge crowd of enthusiastic supporters will cheer participants out and back. The event boasts a stunningly scenic route with majestic views of the Peak District on the climb to Ringinglow.
The race even incorporates a 'triple test' giving entrants a chance to be crowned Peaks Challenge winners in a timed hill climb, triumph in a times 10K downhill sprint section and cross the finish line first to lift the Sheffield Half Marathon title.
A vast army of eager and hard-working volunteers also contributes to ensuring that the event lives long in the memory.
This really is an event of which the whole of Yorkshire can be proud. So don't miss it!
Entrants must be 17 years or over on event day.
- Chip timing
- Finisher's goody bag
- Exclusive medal
- An option to pre-order a finisher t-shirt
- Memories of a brilliant day!
Passing through the finish, 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 Event 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.
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Toilets are located on Surrey Street & on-route.
On Peace Gardens and open from 7.30am.
In Tudor square and is open from 7.30am on Sunday.
Playing host to our partner charities, and our very own Jane Tomlinson Appeal.
Available for advice and tips pre-event, and that all important rub down once you’ve finished.
A goody bag awaits each finisher – along with a drink of Erdinger Alkoholfrei. Please note medals will be presented to you separately in the finish area.
Friends & family meeting point
Be sure to agree to a place to meet beforehand. Tudor Square will be buzzing on the day and is as good a place as any.
Headphones on event day
Shokz – Official Sports Headphones Partner of England Athletics & Run For All
Shokz is the world’s leading manufacturer of open-ear headphones, technology that enables you to listen to music whilst staying connected to your surroundings. Shokz sports headphones are the only headphones that are approved for use in all road races under the UK Athletics Rules of Competition.
Safety is a top priority
The partnership between Shokz, England Athletics and Run For All recognises that many athletes enjoy listening to music while warming up, training or competing. Whether it is taking part in events, running solo or socially with others, it’s key that their experience is safe and enjoyable.
Music makes running more joyful
Running with music would make your run more joyful. With Shokz open-ear headphones, runners could listen to their favourite playlist or broadcast on the run while maintaining sociability.
15% discount offer
There is a 15% discount offer for all Run For All entrants. To receive this discount entrants must purchase Shokz headphones via Up & Running and use a specific code. To receive this discount code, please contact our admin team via our contact form here
Race number information
Your race number will posted to the address that you entered when you registered for the event. Race numbers will start to be posted to your registered address from around 7–10 days prior to the event.
If you have changed address since registration, it is your responsibility to inform us. However, we will also be sending out an email around eight weeks before the event to ask if you have changed address recently.
If you have changed address since registration, it is your responsibility to inform us.
However, we will also be sending out an email around eight weeks before the event to ask if you have changed address recently.
What if I'm coming from overseas?
Race numbers will not be posted to those participants who provided a postal address located outside of the UK as we can’t guarantee the safe delivery of the race number.
However, if you do have a UK address that your race number can be posted to prior to the event, please contact us at email@example.com with details. Alternatively you will be able to collect your race number from the Race Office on the event weekend. Opening hours of the Race Office will be detailed on our website at www.runforall.com in the week prior to the event.
Using your race number bib
Your timing chip is affixed to your race number, do not attempt to remove or fold the chip. Do not pierce the chip with safety pins.
Wear your chipped bib number on your chest on the outer layer of clothing e.g. if a running jacket is worn, wear your number on top of this. Do not obscure/ cover your bib number + chip with a bum bag/ running belt.
We encourage runners not to position their arms to start/stop a personal timing device on or right in front of the bib whilst running over the timing mats themselves as this impedes the signal. Arms can be positioned slightly away from the body, or the devices can be started/stopped when the runner isn’t on the actual mat.
Race numbers are not interchangeable and entries cannot be assigned, transferred, sold or gifted to any third party. Do not under any circumstances allow anybody else to run with your race number. Amongst other issues, this can create major problems for the medical team should they need to treat unknown runners.
Your bib & timing chip does not need to be collected in after the event and is yours to keep a memento of your race day!
Can't run anymore?
Race numbers cannot be interchangeable and entries cannot be assigned, transferred, sold or gifted to any third party. Do not under any circumstances allow anybody else to run with your race number. Amongst other issues, this can create major problems for the medical team should they need to treat unknown runners. Anyone found to have done this will be disqualified
Sheffield lies at the heart of an excellent motorway and rail network making it extremely easy to reach. Like with all Run For All events, we would encourage all entrants to consider utilising public transport links, walking, cycling or explore car sharing when planning your travel. We hope the following links assist in your event day planning.
Plan your route
Arriving by Bike
Sheffield City Council offers a number of cycling stands and lockers across the city centre.
To find out which site is best for your journey, please click here for more information.
Please note that bikes are left entirely at the owner's risk. We take no responsibility for any damage or loss
Arriving by train or tram
Make the most of the current Travelmaster promotional fares by purchasing a CityWide adult day ticket for your journey, at just £3.80 it gives unlimited tram and bus travel within Sheffield for the day. The Castle Square tram stop is closest to the race start.
There will be no need to purchase a ticket to park, just buy your tram ticket on the tram. The exit barrier will be up when you leave the Park & Ride after the event.
Please click here for more information
For train travel information please visit - www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 08457 48 49 50.
Arriving by Bus
With a number of services running across the City why not consider utilising the local bus service. There may be a minimal number of diversions in place due to the events road closures but buses will still be running throughout the day.
For local bus times and to plan your journey please visit www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/busesforsheffield/
Travelling by car
If you are travelling to the City by car we would strongly suggest you consider using one of the 7 Park and Ride locations across the City which are open 24 hours 7 days a week.
From the north (M1)
M1 Southbound and take Junction 36 onto the A61 towards Sheffield City Centre.
From the south
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 St Mary's Gate roundabout.
From the west
On the A57, head in an easterly direction towards the City Centre. Cross the A61 on to to Broad Lane.
From the east & north
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).
Car parks nearby
- 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.