With just two weeks to go until one of the most hotly anticipated races in the North, The Children’s Hospital Charity are calling on runners to join them.

The Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon, on Sunday April 9th, takes in one of Sheffield’s infamous gruelling hills, and has proved a hit with runners since the first event three years ago. It attracts thousands of runners of all abilities and spectators to the city’s streets and raises many thousands of pounds for good causes.

And with 2017 marking the last year for The Children’s Hospital Charity as official partner, they want to enter more runners than ever and make it their best year yet for Team Theo.

Caitlin Hallatt, fundraising assistant at The Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “Our Team Theo runners have been out training in all weathers to get up to pace for this year’s Yorkshire Half. But as we approach the last of our three allotted years as charity partner, we want to make sure we enter the biggest possible team. The more runners we have, the more money we can raise for Sheffield Children’s Hospital – Yorkshire’s only standalone children’s hospital and one of only four in the whole country.”

The route starts and ends in Sheffield City Centre, taking in Ecclesall Road and the edge of the Peak District National Park – with scenic views rewarding those who conquer the demanding incline of Ringinglow Road. The race also includes a ‘triple test’, giving entrants the chance to be crowned ‘King’ or ‘Queen of the Hill’ in a timed hill climb, triumph in a 10K downhill sprint and cross the line first to lift the title.

Runners joining Team Theo for the race will get one of the best charity tops available and unbeatable support from the crowds on the day. All money raised will go to Sheffield Children’s Hospital to provide enhancements that are above and beyond the standard NHS provision, including medical equipment, research, new facilities and improvements to the environment.

To join Team Theo for the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon, visit www.tchc.org.uk or email Caitlin@tchc.org.uk