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Sheffield Half Marathon

9:30am Sun 14th Apr 2019
Basegreen, Orchard House, 66 Fargate, Sheffield S1 2HE, UK
Run 13.1mi

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Race in one of the UK's most popular half marathons. Great for runners of all stripes up for a hilly challenge through the heart of Sheffield. Come if you want to be King or Queen of the Hill and for the exclusive tech t-shirt and finisher's medal.
  • Trails
  • Hilly
  • 5000 participants

From the organizer

Organizer's website

A major event in the UK's running calendar, the Sheffield Half Marathon attracts thousands of runners of all abilities and spectators to the city's streets and raises many thousands of pounds for good causes.

With a city centre start and finish, the event boasts a super scenic route with stunning views of the Peak District for those who conquer the climb to Ringinglow.

The race even incorporates a 'triple test' giving entrants a chance to be crowned 'King of the Hill' or 'Queen of the Hill' in a timed hill climb, triumph in a 10K downhill sprint section and cross the finish line first to lift the Sheffield Half Marathon title.

Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    9:30am Sun 14th Apr 2019
    Event passed
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With a city centre start and finish, the crowds will be out in force to create a super atmosphere and provide lots of enthusiastic support for all those taking part.

Passing through the finish near the Town Hall you’ll collect water and an energy drink to replenish and rehydrate, and your finisher’s goody bag with a medal and t-shirt to showcase your achievement.

The event hub will be buzzing with lots of post-race facilities, including the Charity Village where you can learn all about the vital work done by the event’s partner charities.

The area’s variety of bars, cafes and restaurants make it a great place to celebrate your achievement with family and friends.

What’s Included

Your race number will be posted to the address that you entered when you registered for the event. Race numbers will start to be posted to your registered address from around 7 -10 days prior to the event. If you register on event week, then you will need to collect your race number from our race office on event weekend.


The race packet will contain:

  • Your race number with timing chip

Important event day information will be sent to you by email and will also be available online. Please add us to your safe senders list to ensure you receive our key messages. If you’re not receiving our emails, please check your junk folder just in case.

What’s Included

  • Chip timing
  • Finisher’s goody bag
  • Quality tech T-shirt
  • Exclusive medal
  • Memories of a brilliant day!
Course Details

Looking for a challenge? Our Asda Foundation Sheffield Half Marathon’s demanding terrain will provide you with just that! Don’t worry it’s well worth your hard work. The course rewards you with spectacular views of the Peak District and various City landmarks.

Starting on Arundel Gate, in the heart of the City Centre, runners are instantly hit with the euphoria that surrounds this fantastic event. Runners then travel down the much loved ‘Eccy’ Road and take in its selection of bars, restaurants and independent shops.

From there on, they are treated to picturesque views of the Peak District, passing Encliffe Park and Sheffield Tigers Rugby Club. Those views are then left behind as the course heads downhill to the outskirts of Dore and back to ‘Eccy’ Road. Eventually reentering the City Centre, runners finish in front of the Town Hall and an adoring crowd!

Naturally, to take advantage of the best of the Peak District’s incredible views, there will be an uphill ‘King of the Hill’ section.


Travelling By Car 

Sheffield is well served by major roads and motorways. It sits next to the M1 and both the M18 and A1 are nearby.

From the North (Using M1)

M1 Southbound and take Junction 36 onto the A61 towards Sheffield City Centre.

From the South

Approach Sheffield from the South on the A61 and continue on the A61 towards the City Centre. Follow signs for the train station or alternatively head towards St Mary’s Gate roundabout.

From the West

On the A57, head in an easterly direction towards the City Centre. Cross the A61 on to to Broad Lane.

From the East and North

Exit the M18 at junction 32 and briefly join the M1 towards Sheffield. Take the A630 and then the A57. Join the Inner City Ring Road (A61).

Road Closures

Thousands of runners of all abilities will hit the streets of Sheffield on Sunday 8th April for the 4th Sheffield Half Marathon.

The race, which raises many tens of thousands of pounds for charity, gets underway at 9 30am and we are now informing runners, spectators, residents and visitors that a number of the city’s roads will be closed or have access restricted during the event to ensure the safety of all those taking part.

A Full List Of Car Parks With Postcodes:

Brook Hill – S1 4BT

Q- Park Rockingham – S1 2NL

Campo Lane NCP – S1 2EF

Workhouse Lane – S3 8PH

Hartshead NCP – S1 2DS

Q-Park Castlegate – S1 2BQ

Carver Lane – S1 4FS

John Lewis – S1 1EP  (Sat nav S1 2HB)

Q – Park Sheffield Station – S2 4AA

Sidney Street NCP – S1 4RG

APCOA – The Moor, Eyre Street – S1 4PX

Fitzwilliam Street – S1 4JL



Use of headphones

Headphones are allowed, but, for your own safety, please ensure you are able to hear any instructions from event staff, marshals or police.

Can I Run With A Pram?

No, unfortunately, for safety reasons you can’t run with a child under the age of 15 in any circumstances.

Can I Run With a Dog?

Sorry, but no.

Is There an Age Limit?

You must be 17 years or over on race day.
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Reviews (6)

4.9 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    A great event supported all the way round by locals, the events team made it a great experience that makes you want to return again. Hills yes but definitely worth a go on a picturesque course.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Amazing experience, crowds were so encouraging! Amazing feeling, would absolutely love to do it again
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Well organised and a good route. If I can give any advice it would be check your kit the night before so you are already in the morning and dont skip breakfast.. Dont start off too fast you can pick the pace up as you go and most of all ENJOY
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2016

    A really fantastic yet challenging half marathon. The hill climb will test even the very best runner, but the views from the tops are stunning. I thought the Sheffield crowd were the best Id ever experienced in any of the runs Ive completed. This is a must for all runners. Ill be running it again in 2020.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Well organised race, support was amazing and definitely kept me going. Hills were tough but once you hit 5 miles its mostly downhill which I absolutely loved! Will be back next year!
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    I enjoyed it and found the atmosphere amazing with lots of local support all the way round the course.

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    Kashif H7th Apr
    How old do you have to be to participate?


    Steph E8th Apr
    Hello, just to let you must be 17 years or over on race day. All the Best!

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