Cheap travel on offer to Great Run entrants in Sheffield

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PUBLIC transport bosses have joined forces to take the stress out of travel for charity runners.

With just two days until the Great Yorkshire Run takes place in Sheffield city centre, Travel South Yorkshire is encouraging participants to leave their car at home and take up offers on trams.

People taking part in Sunday’s 10km race can enjoy all-day travel for the reduced price of £3, available through a voucher on all race numbers provided to the runners.

Entrants travelling from further afield will also be able to take advantage of free parking at selected park and ride sites across the city for a 12-hour period - from 8am until 8pm - on the day.

The offer is available at the Middlewood, Halfway and Nunnery Square park and ride locations.

More than 3,500 people have signed up for the event, which starts at Arundel Gate.

The run heads along Penistone Road to Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough stadium, before finally returning to the city centre.

David Young, director of customer experience at South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, said: “We are proud to support this year’s Great Yorkshire Run and help offer entrants the opportunity to travel around the city as cheaply as possible.

“We hope this will make it easier for runners and their families to get in and out of the city centre by using Park & Ride or leaving the car at home.”

Visit www.greatrun.org/yorkshire for more information on travel and the Great Yorkshire Run.