"An event that delivers a new and unique kind of running experience"
How often have you thought during a run or race, it would be great to have a bit of a break right now…… this race format allows you to do exactly that – work hard during the timed stages, and take it easy in between allowing you to enjoy the journey, reflect on the stage just gone, and socialise with your fellow runners.
This original and creative concept takes you on a journey around some of the best trails in Sheffield, linking up the nicest parkland and green spaces. The unique format breaks the route down into stages. With each stage being raced, and competitors receiving results for each stage as well as the combined overall result.
Competitors have the opportunity to relax a little, regroup with their friends and fellow runners and refocus before the next stage begins.
Competitors are allowed to walk or jog in between stages (There will be a maximum time limit for each "Liason Stage" which will roughly equate to a moderate / slow walking pace).
This creates a special and unique social vibe at the race. Participants will be set off every few seconds across their starting block, so unless you are particularly speedy there will always be someone to chase down.
The start/finish area in Endcliffe park will welcome you with a relaxed family atmosphere. Local Artisan Coffee, Wood Fired Pizza, Bacon sandwiches, burgers and other delightful treats will be being griddled on our EPIC (Endcliffe Park Independent Cafe) BBQ as well as the Thornbridge beer tent serving some ice cold beer to enable you to celebrate your accomplishment.
There are other activities going on in the park during the day, so as well as a running event its a good excuse to bring the family down to enjoy what will hopefully be a lovely summers day.
Round Sheffield route starting and finishing in Endcliffe Park, the routes spiritual home.
11 timed stages with unique character totalling 20km of great trails & Parkland.
9 Liason stages in between timed stages that allow recovery - 100m-750m in length
Swapping stories with fellow competitors on the "Recovery" or Liason stages encouraged!
600m of total vertical elevation.
2 mega Feed stations on route, as well as BBQ, Street Food and Beer at the finish line.
Rolling Start between 0830 and 1030 - we recommend the slower runners select an early start time.
Sophisticated digital timing system and software.
Fully way-marked and marshalled course to provide support and encouragement.
Information cards for all competitors to keep track of the stages and recovery times.
A guaranteed voyage of discovery if you have never tried this route.
A high quality Finishers Medal
Beer Tent and Post Race Party in the Park
Sheffield Endcliffe Park - S11 7AB (Start Line)
The registration tent will be open in Endcliffe Park on race day at 7:30am.
All numbers and timing equipment (Wrist band and digital timing card) will need to be picked up from the registration desk prior to the start.
Please bring your registration email or ID (it may be required).
It is recommended that runners arrive at least 45min before the start to warm up and register.
Baggage can be stored at runner's risk at the baggage tent. You will be required to show your race number which will correspond to an attached a label on collection.
Toilets will be available at the Start/Finish area, there are a couple of pubs on route during liaison stages and of course some "natural" secluded toilets.
No special kit required – trail shoes probably the best shoe choice depending on conditions.
Appropriate dress for the day dependant on conditions
A good recommendation would be to have a bum bag or similar containing waterproof, emergency rations such as gels, and a base layer.
Bringing your own supplementary water and nutrition a possible benefit.
2 Feed stations on route supplying bananas, water, energy bars, & Jelly Babies!
Competitors to set off at staggered intervals every few seconds
First Start : 0830 (Elite wave) A 20 min 5k for Men or 22min 5k for Women must have been achieved to start in the Elite Wave.
Start options: 8:35, 8:45, 9:00, 9:15, and every 15 mins until 10:15
Last Start: 1030
11 Races in one – pit your wits against your running friends on different stages where different skills come into play. The gradual climb of the Porter Clough, the flowing downhill of the limb valley, or the sprint stage into Endcliffe Park as the finale.
At the beginning and end of each stage you need to swipe your dibber. In between stages you will have a maximum amount of time that will be proportional to a comfortable walking pace - this will be detailed on your race cards.
Stage 1 : 3.0km Endcliffe Park to Forge Dam
Stage 2 : 2.5km Porter Valley Ascent
Stage 3 : 2.5km Limb Valley Descent
Stage 4 : 1.8km Ecclesall Woods
Stage 5 : 2.5km Beauchief Golf Course
Stage 6 : 0.8km Chancet Woods
Stage 7 : 1.4km Graves Park
Stage 8 : 0.8km Lees Hall Golf Course
Stage 9 : 0.7km Meersbrook Park
Stage 10 : 2.2km Brincliffe Edge
Stage 11 : 0.4km Endcliffe Park Finish
The start / finish area in Endcliffe park will welcome you with a relaxed friendly atmosphere.
Runners must hand in their timing equipment to the timing desk to ensure download of data. This is really important.
Fantastic Finishers Medal for all Finishers.
Post run massages available in return for a small donation to Weston Park Cancer Hospital.
Results of the race will be available onsite immediately, and posted online immediately afterwards. Prize winners will be announced on the day and online 24 hours after the event, prizes will be presented on the day.
Male and Female prizes will be awarded to category winners and stage winners.
Seperate Prizes for Pairs &Team Entrants too.
There will also be spot prizes.
Fantastic Medals for all finishers
Other Facilities Available
Secure bag storage
Thornbridge beer tent and beer garden
Wood Fired Pizza
Endcliffe Park Cafe BBQ and wholesome post race food
Ample parking available on street around the back of the park. Please be mindful of local residents and avoid double parking.
Further Parking on Endcliffe Vale Road and the roads leading off Ecclesall Rd South.
Please view directions section for postcodes
The Round Sheffield Run will need some dedicated training before the event so please prepare accordingly.
Full medical support will be provided for the event.
If required please approach the first aid tent or a Round Sheffield Run race marshal.
If you feel ill on the day or have experienced flu-like symptoms, diarrhoea or a fever two to three days prior to the event, do not run.
If you start to feel unwell during the race, slow your pace.
Seek advice early from a race marshal or medical staff if you do not improve.
It is recommended that runners do not use devices with headphones, as they may not hear Round Sheffield Run marshals' instructions or traffic.
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