Sheffield 10K: Entries are flooding in for Great Yorkshire Run

Thousands took part: Runners starting last year's Great Yorkshire Run in Sheffield city centre.
Thousands took part: Runners starting last year's Great Yorkshire Run in Sheffield city centre.
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More than 3,000 people have already signed up for Sheffield’s sixth Great Yorkshire Run.

There are two months to go until professional and amateur runners from across the country line up on Arundel Gate for the 10k race - but already the entries have been flooding in.

On September 2 runners will head out of the city centre, along Penistone Road to Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough stadium, before running back to the city centre.

Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity is again the city’s charity for the event - with Diabetes UK the nominated national charity.

Runners and spectators will be able to enjoy a live music performances along the course and in the city centre, as the Bands on the Run event returns.

Event organiser John Mayock said: “The race has become a regular feature in Sheffield’s sporting calendar and we hope as many people as possible get the chance to enjoy this remarkable day.

“We are in an Olympic year and the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run will take place just after the London Games have finished.

“I’m sure everyone will be feeling inspired to put those trainers on and complete the 10K course through the streets of Sheffield.

“Runners can enter on their own or as part of a team through the business challenge, while the War of the Roses will again prove popular between entrants from Yorkshire and Lancashire.

“Yorkshire has won for the past two years, so we expect competition to be fierce yet again.”

Entry is £27 for adults.

Youngsters aged three to eight can take part in 1.5k Mini Run and older children aged nine to 15 can take part in the 2.5k Junior Run - each for £9.

n To enter log on to www.greatrun.org.