Sheffield Half Marathon returns raising thousands for charities

Written by Lauren White

I am a trainee journalist at the University of Sheffield, Editor in Chief of nebeep.com and a proud Geordie.

Sheffield Half Marathon returned yesterday to glorious sunshine and eager participants raising thousands of pounds for great causes.

A 9:30am start saw runners and spectators gather at Arundel Gate from as early as 8am.

The 13-mile route through the city to the edges of the Peak District was pounded by thousands – many raising money to support charities near and far.

Emma Clarke, Chief Executive of Weston Park Cancer Charity, took part in the event alongside a team of sixty, raising around £30,000.

Ms Clarke said: “The Half Marathon is incredibly important. We are stood here in the middle of Sheffield and it gives that amazing sense of community.

“This is ordinary people, families, and businesses, all getting behind some amazing causes.”

Weston Park Cancer Charity supports specialist cancer hospitals across the country, as well as research in Sheffield to help enhance treatments for the disease.

Also running was Mike Provert, raising money for Sheffield Children’s Hospital, where he works and has first-hand experience of the vital treatment sick children receive.

He said: “I know that we make a big difference to children’s lives and it’s really worthwhile raising this money as it goes towards a) the quality of their care and b) their enjoyment at the hospital.”

Entries for the Sheffield Half Marathon 2023 are now open.

Written by Lauren White

I am a trainee journalist at the University of Sheffield, Editor in Chief of nebeep.com and a proud Geordie.

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