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Morrisons Great Yorkshire Run

Since the first event in 2007 thousands of runners, joggers and walkers have taken on the Morrisons Great Yorkshire Run in aid of fitness, fundraising and fun.

Featuring running’s War of the Roses battle, with Yorkshire and Lancashire competing to be crowned the fastest county.

Every year Sheffield lives up to its reputation as a hotbed of musical talent, with local bands motivating runners along the 10k, followed by an afternoon of live music in the Peace Gardens.

The event includes the Morrisons Junior and Mini Great Yorkshire Run, with 1.5k and 2.5k distances for kids aged 3 and over.


War of the Roses

Running’s annual War of the Roses battle returns, with Yorkshire and Lancashire competing to be crowned the fastest county.  

When you enter, simply pledge your allegiance to your county, and we’ll print the red or white rose on your run number, for you to wear with pride! 

The average time of each county determines the winner – who will take the crown in 2015?

The search for a county captain for this year's Morrisons Great Yorkshire Run has now closed.

War of the Roses

The Course

Starting on Arundel Gate in the heart of the city, the 10k route takes you through West Bar and into Shalesmoor, carrying along Penistone Road through Owlerton, before reaching the halfway point at Hillsborough Stadium.

The final 5k takes you back along Penistone Road, past Ponds Forge and up to the finish line on Arundel Gate, where you’ll be greeted by thousands of families and spectators cheering you on.

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Time Morrisons Great Yorkshire Run
08:30 Information desk opens at the Winter Gardens
  Baggage room opens
09:00 Start assembly area opens
09:45 Mass warm-up
10:00 Morrisons Great Yorkshire Run – Elite and Orange wave start
10:07 White wave start
10:14 Green wave start
10:21 Pink wave start
13:00 Morrisons Mini Great Yorkshire Run warm-up
13:10 Morrisons Mini Great Yorkshire Run start
13:45 Morrisons Junior Great Yorkshire Run warm-up
13:50 Morrisons Junior Great Yorkshire Run start
14:30 Baggage area closes

*NB. All times are subject to change in the lead up to the event

Event location

On the day of the Morrisons Great Yorkshire Run, Sheffield lives up to its reputation as a hotbed of musical talent, as a partnership with Sensoria Festival sees an afternoon of live music and entertainment staged in the city centre Peace Gardens.

The addition of the live music has seen it grow into a great day out for the whole family, attracting thousands of people to the city every year – and it’s the perfect way to relax and refuel after crossing the finish line!

As well as live music, the Peace Gardens and nearby Millennium Square will also host a number of charity stalls, pop-up shops and more.

The entertainment is open to anyone and free to spectate, so join us on Sunday 27 September from 11.00.


In a recent study, carried out by TripAdvisor, Sheffield came out on top for the best value city break in the UK and with one third of Sheffield situated in the Peak District National Park it offers visitors the perfect combination of city attractions and country side activities.

With a history rich in the arts and theatre, and world-class buildings to match, Sheffield is the place to go for an atmospheric performance. With a selection of comedy gold, art exhibitions or award winning theatrical masterpieces, there is more than enough to tempt any taste.

For more ideas on things to do in Sheffield you can go to:

About Sheffield


Any athlete wishing to compete via an elite entry for the Great Yorkshire Run must meet the following criteria:

Distance Men Women
10km 32.00 37.00
10 mile 53.00 62.00
Half M 69.30 82.00
Marathon 2.28.00 2.48.00

Other standards considered:

  • Top 20 placing at National Senior XC Championships
  • Any athletes (Junior/ U23 / Senior) that have represented Great Britain at XC/ road or track (at 1500 and above) over the last 3 years will also be offered free elite entry.
Entry Criteria

We offer overall prize money only. Prize money will only be awarded to elite athletes not athletes who run fast times from the mass start.

  Men Women
1 £300.00 £300.00
2 £200.00 £200.00
3 £100.00 £100.00

Both Elite fields are restricted to numbers so apply early to avoid disappointment. Email with details of qualifying performances, name, DOB and club.

The Elite Management reserve the right to refuse any entry whether an athlete meets criteria or not. This is a guide and does not guarantee elite entry into any Great Run Event. Elite entries will close approximately 2 weeks before the event.

Prize Structure