Thousands on their marks for new 10k

NSST Great Yorkshire Run. Start of race

NSST Great Yorkshire Run. Start of race

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Up to 4,000 runners will be heading out on Sheffield’s new city centre 10k this Sunday.

The Asda Foundation 10k is the successor to the Great Yorkshire Run in Sheffield, and will get under way at 9.30am on Arundel Gate.

Runners will follow a route along Charter Row and Ecclesall Road, before skirting the edges of Endcliffe Park.

The route then continues along Riverdale Road and Endcliffe Vale Road, close to the Botanical Gardens, before travelling down Brocco Bank and back into the city centre.

A series of road closures will be in place during the day.

Roads affected include the A61 ring road, Ecclesall Road, Brocco Bank, Charles Street, Furnival Gate and Union Street.

Lynne Preston, events manager at organisers Run for All, said: “We are very much looking forward to welcoming runners and spectators to Sheffield for this exciting new 10k.

“Unfortunately some road closures are necessary for safety reasons and we would like to apologise for any disruption caused. The closures will be lifted as soon as possible.”

The Foundation 10k series also includes runs in Leeds, York, Lincoln, Burnley, Nottingham, Bury, Leicester and Hull.

Partner charities that will benefit from the Sheffield event include Roundabout, the Snowdrop Project, Macmillan Cancer Support, Brain Tumour Research and Support and the Sheffield Hospitals Charity.

The Great Yorkshire Run was held in Harrogate in July after the contract with Sheffield expired.

n Entries are still open for the 10k - visit www.runforall.com/10k/sheffield to sign up.