Thousands of runners are getting ready to pull on their trainers and head to Sheffield for one of the region’s biggest charity 10Ks. The Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K on Sunday 22nd September is expected to raise tens of thousands of pounds for local good causes.
The run starts at 9.30am in Arundel Gate and takes the entrants along Charter Row, Ecclesall Road, Rustlings Road, Graham Road, Riverdale Road, Endcliffe Vale Road and Brocco Bank before heading back to an exciting city centre finish in Arundel Gate. Many of those taking part will be supporting one of the event’s partner charities, which this year are the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Children’s Air Ambulance, Macmillan Cancer Support, The Children’s Hospital Charity, Cavendish Cancer Care, Pacers, Sheffield Futures, Snowdrop Project, St Luke’s Hospice and Sheffield Mencap and Gateway.
The run also includes the Sheffield 10K Corporate Challenge, a race within a race in which companies and other organisations compete to be crowned the event’s fastest team. And after the 10K runners have crossed the finish line, it will be the turn of the youngsters in the Arena Group Sheffield Mini and Junior Run, a fun event for children aged 3-14. Children aged 3-8 tackle 1.5K, while 9-14-year-olds take on 2.5K. All children finishing receive a medal and goody bag.
Staged in partnership with Sheffield City Council, the Sheffield 10K forms part of the successful Asda Foundation Series, which includes runs in Leeds, York, Lincoln, Burnley, King’s Lynn, Nottingham, Bury, Middlesbrough, Derby 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.
Mandy Rivett, Asda Foundation Co-ordinator, said: “The support given to this event by the people of Sheffield and beyond is fantastic. Runners who take part help the work of some wonderful charities and I wish everyone the best of luck.”
Tristan Batley-Kyle, head of events at race organisers Run For All, said: “This is the final 10K of our 2019 season and I’m sure it will be a great run for everyone involved. The vibrant atmosphere created by the runners and the many spectators who turn out to support them is what makes the Sheffield 10K so special.”