Steel city of Sheffield prepares for thousands of runners taking on the popular charity 10K.
Thousands of runners will hit the steel city streets on Sunday 23rd September when the Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K returns to the city.
Last year’s event was hailed a great success and handed a major boost to a number of local charities. 2018 is set be no different with a number of the Sheffield 10K’s partner charities looking forward to yet another cash injection from the popular road run.
The organisers, Run For All, working in partnership with Sheffield City Council, are now advising of a number of road and junction closures required to ensure the safety of all those taking part.
The run starts at 9.30am in Arundel Gate, in the heart of the city, and takes participants on a journey along Charter Row and Ecclesall Road, before skirting the edges of the pretty Endcliffe Park.
It continues along Riverdale Road, along Endcliffe Vale Road, close to the Botanical Gardens, then travels down Brocco Bank and back to what is set to be a thrilling city centre finish.
Roads affected by closures include A61 Ring Road, Ecclesall Road, Brocco Bank, Charles Street, Furnival Gate and Union Street. Click for full details on the closures and interactive map.
Run For All’s Head of Events, Tristan Batley-Kyle, said: “There was a terrific atmosphere at the Sheffield 10K last year and we are really looking forward to this year’s event.
“With an event of this scale some road closures are necessary for safety reasons and we would like to apologise for any disruption caused.
“We are keen to cause as little disruption to local commuters as possible so the closures will be lifted as soon as it is safe to do so.”
The Sheffield 10K forms part of the successful Asda Foundation 10K series, which includes runs in Leeds, York, Lincoln, Burnley, King’s Lynn, Nottingham, Bury, Leicester and Hull.
The series forms part of the legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson, who raised nearly £2m for charity by tackling a string of endurance challenges despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.
Entries are still open, click for more on 2018 Sheffield 10K.