With just a few days to go until the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run, Travel South Yorkshire is reminding local participants to leave the car at home and take advantage of the special public transport offers available to get there.
Travel South Yorkshire and Supertram have partnered with the event again to offer entrants all day travel on the Sheffield tram for £3. The offer will be 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 all SYPTE Park & Ride sites in Sheffield for a 12-hour period (0800 until 2000) on the day of the race (September 29). The offer is available at the Park & Ride locations at Middlewood, Halfway, Nunnery Square and Malin Bridge. As always, free parking continues to be offered at Park & Ride sites at Meadowhall and Valley Centertainment.
Around 6,000 people will take part in the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run in Sheffield on Sunday. Starting on Arundel Gate, the run heads along Penistone Road to Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough stadium, before finally returning to the city centre. Spaces are still available for anyone wanting to sign up online at greatrun.org/yorkshire
Youngsters can also get involved in the fun with the Bupa Junior & Mini Great Yorkshire Run taking place on the same day, with 1.5k and 2.5k distances to choose from.
South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive’s Deputy Interim Director General, David Young, said: “We are proud to support this year’s Bupa 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.”
Supertram Managing Director Margaret Kay said: "We hope lots of participants and spectators will use our tram services to get to the race. With road closures affecting traffic, and parking charges now applying on a Sunday, public transport really is the best way to travel. We wish all participants the best of luck for the race."
Due to essential rail works, buses will replace trams on a section of the Supertram Blue route at Park Grange Road. This will also affect passengers using the Park & Ride site at Halfway. Please allow extra time for your journey if arriving from this side of the city.
For more information or to plan your journey visit travelsouthyorkshire.com/gyr