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Great Yorkshire Run

In 2016 the Great Yorkshire Run will celebrate its 10th staging!

Since the first event in 2007 thousands of people have taken on the 10k 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 Junior and Mini Great Yorkshire Run, with 1.5k and 2.5k distances for kids aged 3 and over. 

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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Event location

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.

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On the day of the 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.