Roundabout urging sign-ups for Yorkshire Half Marathon

As the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon approaches, Sheffield's youth homeless charity Roundabout is encouraging supporters to grab their runing shoes, to help raise funds for the city's most vulnerable young people.

Saturday, 18th February 2017, 5:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 7:48 am

The Yorkshire Half Marathon will take place on April 9, with the race starting and finishing in the city centre, incorporating a scenic route with stunning views of the Peak District.

The event has been popular over the years, attracting thousands of runners of all abilities to take on the challenge to help raise funds and awareness for local charities.

Ruth Gage, Roundabout’s fundraising and communications manager, said: “Roundabout has been helping young people in Sheffield at risk of homelessness for forty years. As it’s an important milestone for us this year, we really want to encourage lots of people to get involved to help raise funds for our charity and awareness of youth homelessness in our city.

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“We expect this event to be very popular. The atmosphere at all the Run For All events is always incredible, and they cater for runners of all abilities!

“Over the last few years we have had hundreds of people run in various events for us and now we want to make this the biggest year yet to Run for Roundabout.”

Roundabout has been supporting vulnerable young people in Sheffield since 1977 by providing shelter, support and life skills. Through a variety of services, the charity aims to support and empower young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to learn the necessary skills they need to become independent.

Email [email protected] to register your charity place or visit www.roundabouthomeless.org for details of the race and charity details.