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Morrisons Great Yorkshire Run

Congratulations to everyone who took part on Sunday - we hope you enjoyed the day. We'd love to welcome you back to Sheffield next year, so make sure you sign up to the reminder service so we can let you know when entries open.

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. 

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.

Course Map


The start and assembly areas are located on Arundel Gate.  This area is divided into 4 coloured areas (orange, white, green and pink), which correspond to your coloured run number.

The start assembly areas will open to runners at 09:00.  Follow signage to the coloured zone that matches the colour on your run number. Please ensure that you are in your coloured assembly area no later than 09:35 for the start of your pre-run warm-up, which will be taken by Morrisons Great Run experts. The warm-up starts at 09:45.

The assembly areas themselves have been measured and barriered to cater for the number of runners taking part.  However, it will get busy so please use all available space within the assembly areas.

The wave system will be used at the start. This will see each coloured wave set off in pulses. This measured control is to help regulate the flow of runners through the narrow sections of the course. Please be patient when waiting to start your run.

Remember that your timing chips provide a totally accurate time for your run and will not be activated until you cross the start line and when you finish.


If you want to run with a friend but have been issued different coloured run numbers, we ask that you follow a simple rule - runners can move down a zone (away from the start line) but cannot move up a zone (towards the start line). For example, a runner wearing a white run number can move back into the green assembly area but not forward into the orange assembly area.


Due to the large number of entries we cannot provide changing facilities at the start or finish areas so please arrive changed and ready to run. We advise that you leave any baggage with friends/family or use the baggage drop-off facility located within the Town Hall, which will be open from 08:30. Please enter using the main entrance on Pinstone Street.

Important note: we strongly recommend that you do not leave any valuables within your baggage. We cannot accept any responsibility for the security of any items left in the baggage area.

If you plan on using the baggage drop-off facility, please tear off the baggage tag attached to your run number, fill in your details and securely attach it to your bag.


There will be toilets adjacent to the start assembly area at Arundel Gate and near the exit from the finish system on Surrey Street. It is inevitable that these toilets will be busy immediately before the start of the run so please allow some extra time.


A missing person's service will be located at the information point in the Winter Gardens. If a situation arises please contact an event steward, event official or Police officer.

At the start

When you cross the finish line please don’t stop immediately – there is a little way to walk before you can have a well-earned rest! However, you will be glad to know that you can walk once you’ve crossed the finish line, so keep moving and follow the instructions from the Great Run marshals who will direct you.

Chip collection
There is no need to stop and remove your timing chip – as you know this is on the reverse of your run number and is disposable, therefore just carry on through the finish system. Please dispose of your run number responsibly post event.

Aqua Pura
Next on the agenda is a well-earned drink of water! Please keep moving through the finish system where marshals will direct you towards your finisher’s pack. Your water is inside the goody bag.

Finisher’s pack
Finishers’ packs will be sorted by T-shirt size. Please take a pack with the T-shirt size you specified when you entered the event. You’ve worked hard so enjoy the goodies inside including edible items, Lucozade Sport Lite and that all important medal.

Meeting family and friends
Agree on a meeting place away from the finish area in advance (this could be a café or where your car is parked) or use the large yellow ‘Meeting Point’ banners in the Peace Gardens, which are marked from A- Z, so simply stand beside the banner that corresponds to the first letter of your surname.

Peace Gardens Entertainment
From 11.00, Sheffield will live 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 Peace Gardens. A great day out for the whole family attracting thousands of people to the city, it’s the perfect way to relax and refuel after crossing the finish line. Nearby Millennium Square will also host several charity stalls, pop-up shops and more. The entertainment is open to anyone and free to spectate, so join us from 11.00 on Sunday 27 September.

As the run starts and finishes in the city centre there are lots of places to grab a bite to eat. If you are eating and drinking in the streets, please dispose of any rubbish in the litter bins provided.

Official photographs
Our official photographers from Marathon Photos will be at the event to capture all of the action. Visit in the days following the event to see if there are any snaps of you.

Full results will be available at online following the event.

At the finish
Site Map

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.

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

About Sheffield

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.