15 October 2015

Organisers have announced that entries for the 2016 Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield will open at 9am tomorrow (Friday 16 October).

The inaugural event burst on to the city’s streets on Sunday 12 April this year and proved an immediate success, attracting thousands of runners and large crowds that helped create a an amazing race day atmosphere.

With a picturesque and challenging route, children’s runs and a team challenge, the 2016 event on Sunday 10 April is expected to be another winner.

Hundreds of thousands of pounds will be raised for the event’s partner charities and other good causes by entrants who will tackle a route that starts in Arundel Gate and finishes outside the Town Hall in Pinstone Street.

In between, the route takes the runners into the hills above Sheffield and offers superb views of the Peak District before returning to the city centre.

The event also incorporates a triple test giving entrants a chance to be crowned “King of the Hill” in a timed hill climb, triumph in a largely downhill 10K sprint section and cross the finish line first to lift the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield title.

The event, organised by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All in partnership with Sheffield City Council, forms part of the Plusnet Marathon Series that also features the Leeds Half Marathon and the Yorkshire Marathon.

For more details, and to enter, go to www.theyorkshiremarathon.com