Thursday 27 October 2016
Thousands of runners will hit the streets of Sheffield on Sunday October 30th for the latest addition to the city’s sporting calendar.
The inaugural Asda Foundation 10K gets underway at 9.30am and is expected to bring a major boost for local charities.
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 new run starts at 9.30am in Arundel Gate, in the heart of the city, and takes runners on a journey along Charter Row and Ecclesall Road, before skirting the edges of 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.
Road affected by closures include A61 Ring Road, Ecclesall Road, Brocco Bank, Charles Street, Furnival Gate and Union Street. Full details of the closures are available at http://www.runforall.com/media/153720/sheffield-10k-road-closure-poster.pdf
Run For All’s Events Manager Lynne Preston said: “We are very much looking forward to welcoming runners and spectators to Sheffield for this exciting new 10K.
“Unfortunately some road closures are necessary for safety reasons and we would like to apologise for any disruption caused. The closures will be lifted as soon as possible.”
Staged in partnership with Sheffield City Council, the Sheffield 10K is the latest addition to the successful Asda Foundation 10K series, which includes runs in Leeds, York, Lincoln, Burnley, 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 for the Sheffield 10K online at http://www.runforall.com/10k/sheffield/