Just the ticket for runners 2013


Travel South Yorkshire is encouraging local Bupa Great Yorkshire Run 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 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 29 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.


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.”


Margaret Kay, Stagecoach Supertram Managing Director, said: “We are pleased to again work with Travel South Yorkshire to offer a convenient and good value transport solution to this popular event. We wish everyone taking part the best of luck."


Due to essential rail works, buses may replace trams on sections of the Blue route. This will also affect passengers using the Park & Ride site at Halfway. Passengers are encouraged toallow extra time for their journey if arriving from this side of the city. Further information is available at travelsouthyorkshire.com/gyr


For more information about the Supertram travel ticket offer and to enter the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run visit greatyorkshirerun.org/yorkshire