Road closure information for the Asda Foundation Sheffield Half Marathon on Sunday 8th April.
Thousands of runners are preparing to hit the streets of Sheffield on Sunday 8th April for the Asda Foundation Sheffield Half Marathon.
The event, organised by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All, will provide a major cash boost for a host of charities.
The race starts at 9.30am and Run For All is 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.
The event starts on 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-1.40pm; Union Street 4am-1.40pm; Furnival Gate 4am-2pm; Charter Row northbound 8.30am-1.40pm 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 8.30am-1.20pm; Ecclesall Road South 8.30am-1.05pm; Knowle Lane 9am-1.05pm; Ringinglow Road between Knowle Lane and Fulwood Lane 9am-12.50pm; Sheephill Road 9am-12pm; Hathersage Road between Whitelow Road and Limb Lane 9am-12.45pm; 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.
Tristan Batley-Kyle, Run For All’s head of events, said: “As with very many major running events, some road closures will be necessary to ensure the safety of the participants and spectators.
“Some 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, The Sheffield Hospitals Charity, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, The Children’s Hospital Charity, St Luke’s Hospice, Cavendish Cancer Care, Sheffield Age UK, Jane Tomlinson Appeal and the Snow Drop Project.
For full details of the road closures and other traffic restrictions visit: https://www.runforall.com/events/half-marathon/sheffield-half-marathon/road-closure-information/
Notes to editors
Run For All is part of Jane Tomlinson’s lasting legacy. Jane Tomlinson CBE raised £1.85m for children’s and cancer charities before her untimely death from cancer aged just 43 in 2007. She made headlines across the world by competing in a series of epic endurance challenges from the London Marathon, ironman and triathlon competitions, to a 4,200 mile cycle ride across the width of the USA – despite being diagnosed with incurable cancer.
Her family continue to raise funds in her name, and through the Jane Tomlinson Appeal and Run For All, a massive £10m has now been raised for charities.
For more information, contact the Run For All press office on 0113 826 7764 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.