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St Paddy’s Day Purgatory 5k & 10K

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Kick-start St Paddy's Day in style with this 5k & 10k race at Meadowhall, Sheffield. Perfect for athletes of all stripes, this quick and flat course provides the ideal opportunity to clock a PB. Sign up for the bespoke finisher's medal or for the jovial race atmosphere.

Review summary

5 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Marcela C
"Although they'd posted the course before, I did not know that the bits that..."


Ali C
"A really fun event and a great atmosphere from start to finish!<br />A very..."


John Ward
"Absolutely fantastic event as always, easy access and parking, even the corona..."
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How to enter the St Paddy’s Day Purgatory 5k & 10K

  1. 10K

    Run 10km
    Event passed
  2. 5K

    Run 5km
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St Paddy’s Day Purgatory 5k & 10K routes

Competitors can choose from either a 5km or 10km race, with 10km participants completing two laps of the course. The course is pancake flat and provides runners with an ideal opportunity to run a quick time.

The route will be clearly distance marked, with water stations on-course. Afterwards, runners can kick-start the St Paddy's Day celebrations with some finish line fizz, beer, and cake.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Free tech t-shirt
  • Course marshalled
  • Post-race celebratory drinks
  • Free parking
  • Traffic free route
  • Distance marked
  • Water stations
  • Bag storage
Raceday Logistics


5k and 10k start

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of your race to ensure there is sufficient time to complete the registration process.

Kit List

Fancy dress is strongly encourage for those participating.


Spectators are more than encouraged to come along and contribute to the friendly atmosphere of this event.


If you're interested in volunteering at the St Paddy's Day Purgatory, then please get in touch with [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this race wheelchair friendly?
Absolutely, this event is open to wheelchair competitors and is also a pram-friendly race.
What do finisher's receive?
Once over the finish line, competitors will be greeted with a glass of fizz, a beer, cakes and, most importantly, a finisher's medal.
Can I enter on the day?
Entrance on the day is subject to availability and will be an addition £3.
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St Paddy’s Day Purgatory 5k & 10K weather forecast

Possible drizzle in the morning and overnight.

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St Paddy’s Day Purgatory 5k & 10K reviews (5)

3.8 out of 5 stars

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    John Ward

    Did the 10K in 2020

    Absolutely fantastic event as always, easy access and parking, even the corona virus could not stop this event.
  • Did the 10K in 2020

    A really fun event and a great atmosphere from start to finish!
    A very warm welcome and a great big cheer at the end.... AND BEER! 🍀🍻❤️
  • Did the 10K in 2019

    I got lost in a field like lots of other people, needed better organisation at this point, overall it was fun but not worth 18
  • Did the event in 2018

    Although they'd posted the course before, I did not know that the bits that went through the park were actually all mud and no path. I was not expecting this at all and although it was clear it was going to slow down my final time at that point, I wish I had known this before. There were no bathrooms during any parts of the course, nor at the beginning. Since we were coming to the race from out of town, we did not stop for a bathroom break before as we thought (as is the case with most races) that bathrooms would be available there (at least before the start!). Aside from that, the staff was very friendly and helpful, though it was obvious everything was a bit disorganised.
  • Did the 10K in 2018

    I would have liked to have known they had course problems and it was a 10 1/2knot a simple 10k.