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New route for Sheffield half marathon after stadium shuts

Sheffield Half Marathon 2014 race route

Sheffield Half Marathon 2014 race route

Final preparations are under way for Sheffield’s annual half marathon after organisers revealed a new route.

This year, the race will start and finish at Don Valley Bowl, after its traditional home of Don Valley Stadium was demolished.

Margaret Lilley, race chairman, said: “We are delighted to announce the new route and hope runners are as excited as we are about taking part in the new-look half marathon.

“The main changes are linked to the start and finish, so fundamentally, it retains the same route it has always covered.

“It has been a challenge, but this has now been fixed and a course accuracy certificate obtained.”

The race and 3km fun run, which attracts runners of all ages and abilities, will take place on Sunday, April 6, from 9am.

n For details and to enter, visit www.sheffieldmarathon.com

 

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