Race to find band to entertain 10k runners in the city

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The race is on to find musical talent to entertain thousands of people on the run.

Organisers of Sheffield’s Great Yorkshire Run are looking for local talent to join its line-up of musicians and bands who will be performing for competitors in the 10k on Sunday, September 29.

For the first time, the bands on the run will be a part of Sensoria, a festival of music, film and digital entertainment.

Sensoria will present a selection of bands on the route with the final spot remaining for the competition winner.

The chosen act will take part in a stage performance in the Peace Gardens and provide music along the route.

John Mayock, project director of the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run, said: “This year we want to open the doors and give one band the chance to fill the last place on the route.

“With over 6,000 musical tastes to cater for, there are no restrictions; we’re looking for anything from choirs to jazz to steel pan bands.

“Music has always been an important part of the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run, and working with Sensoria means that this year it will be better than ever before, with a high quality programme presented throughout the day.

“We’re expecting a large crowd of runners and spectators to flock to Sheffield for a great day of live music and running.”

Bands can enter by sending a short description of their band and a link to their website to bands@greatrun.org.

The deadline for entries is Friday, August 16, and a panel will decide the winners.