Local Bupa Great Yorkshire Run participants are being urged to leave the car at home and take advantage of special public transport offers to get there.
Entrants are able to travel all day on Stagecoach Supertram services 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 Middlewood, Halfway, Nunnery Square and Malin Bridge Park & Ride sites in Sheffield for a 12-hour period (0800 until 2000) on the day of the race (28 September). Free parking also 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 28 September. The route starts and finishes on Arundel Gate in the city centre before heading out onto Penistone Road to Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough Stadium and back.
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.
Sheffield City Region Combined Authority Transport Committee Vice-Chair, Cllr Leigh Bramall, said: “We are proud to support this year’s Bupa Great Yorkshire Run and 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, which should also help avoid any potential disruptions for other people.”
Margaret Kay, Stagecoach Supertram Managing Director, said: “We are pleased to be able to offer a convenient and good value transport solution to this popular event. We wish everyone taking part the best of luck."
For more information about the Supertram travel ticket offer and to enter the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run visit www.greatrun.org/yorkshire