THOUSANDS of runners taking part in Sheffield’s Great Yorkshire Run next month will be spurred on by the city’s best musical talent.
Bands and solo acts will perform along the 10km course, which stretches from Arundel Gate to Hillsborough and back, as well as on an open-air stage in the Peace Gardens.
Already 5,000 have signed up for the run and 3,000 more are expected to register before the gun goes on the morning of Sunday, September 2.
Acts performing at the event include acoustic duo Feelix, 12-year-old singer Pallav Roy, the Sheffield Wednesday and England Supporters Band, the Albion Choir, Croft House, Zaffirelli, The Coachmen and Concord Youth Music.
Backed by Sheffield Council, the event will be the third year of Bands on the Run, with live music providing entertainment to runners and their families throughout the day.
Feelix, whose debut album will be released the day before the run, is made up of Kat Eaton on vocals and Nick Atkinson on guitar.
The duo have worked with the likes of X Factor vocal coach Eliot Kennedy, folk rocker Jon Allen, American soul singer Lauren Pritchard and Scottish singer Sandi Thom.
Pallav Roy is just 12 years old but has been singing for more than three years, helping to raise thousands of pounds for charity.
He won the Sharrow’s Got Talent 2011 and Silverdale’s Got Talent competitions and his music videos have attracted thousands of views on YouTube.
Coun Isobel Bowler, Sheffield Council’s cabinet member for culture and sport, said: “The live music has been a successful additional to the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run, providing a special atmosphere to the day.
“It will offer entertainment around the course and in the city centre to make the event a special family fun day for everyone coming to Sheffield.”
n To enter the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run visit www.greatrun.org/yorkshire. Entry costs £27 for adults.