Sheffield Half Marathon
Sun 23 Mar 2025 Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK

Sheffield Half Marathon

A major event in the UK's running calendar, the Sheffield Half Marathon is South Yorkshire’s biggest event of its kind and boasts a stunningly scenic route with majestic views of the Peak District.

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  • Sun 23 Mar 2025
Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield

Sheffield Half Marathon



Age 17 & over

  • 13.1 miles road running


Thousands of runners of all abilities will be taking part, raising many thousands of pounds for numerous great causes.

With a city centre start and finish, a huge crowd of enthusiastic supporters will cheer participants out and back. The event boasts a stunningly scenic route with majestic views of the Peak District on the climb to Ringinglow.

The race even incorporates a 'triple test' giving entrants a chance to be crowned Peaks Challenge winners in a timed hill-climb, triumph in a times 10K downhill sprint section and cross the finish line first to lift the Sheffield Half Marathon title.

This really is an event of which the whole of Yorkshire can be proud. So don't miss it!


  • Major UK half marathon
  • City centre start and finish
  • Run through Endcliffe Park
  • Ascend Ringinglow Road 
  • Views over the Peak District
  • Extra 'Triple test' challenge
  • COOPAH training plan included
  • All levels of runner welcome
  • Conquer a half marathon early spring

Event video

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators


  • Toilets 

    Toilets are located on Surrey Street and on route.

  • Baggage Store

    At the Peace Gardens free of charge and open from 7.30am.

  • Race Office

    In Tudor square and is open from 7.30am on Sunday.

  • Event Village

    Playing host to partner charities, and the very special Jane Tomlinson Appeal.

  • Massage 

    Available for advice and tips pre-event, and that all-important rub down once you’ve finished.

  • Goody bags

    A goody bag awaits each finisher – along with a drink of Erdinger Alkoholfrei. Please note medals will be presented to you separately in the finish area.

  • Friends & family meeting point

    Be sure to agree to a place to meet beforehand. Tudor Square will be buzzing on the day and is as good a place as any.

  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Park
  • Restaurant
  • Rural
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Sheffield City Centre
South Yorkshire

Passing through the finish, you'll collect water and an energy drink to replenish and rehydrate, and your finisher's goody bag with a medal and t-shirt to showcase your achievement.

The event hub will be buzzing with lots of post-race facilities, including the Event Village where you can learn all about the vital work done by the event's partner charities.

The area's variety of bars, cafes and restaurants make it a great place to celebrate your achievement with family and friends.

By car

Park and Ride is encouraged and there are seven of them across the city.

Public transport

Sheffield is well connected by bus, train and tram and the start is within walking distance from the city's main stops.

By bike

There are a number of council cycling stands and lockers across the city.

  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Hilly
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • Toilets
  • Traffic free
  • Water stations
  • Way markers


City centre start on an uphill route at first through the pretty parks then out towards the Peak District for a downhill on the return.

Elevation profile

elevation profile


You are welcome to use any headphones however bone-conducting headphones (open-ear) are recommended for this event.

Cut off time

3 hours 30 minutes.

Water stations

There will be four water stations on the course.


  • Public transport links

  • Chip timing
  • Goody bag
  • Medal
  • Technical t-shirt


  • COOPAH Training Plan
  • Chip timing
  • Finisher’s goody bag
  • Exclusive medal
  • A fantastic experience

Optional extra

  • Quality tech T-shirt

Training plan

training plan
Your entry includes a Coopah training plan which guarantees you a race PB!

Charity places

These charities have places in the event. To secure your place, select a charity, complete the form and follow the instructions.

Free sign up Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support

No one should have to face cancer alone.

  • Technical t-shirt
  • Personalised running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Training plan
  • Training guide
  • Online training zone
  • Pre-event training sessions

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Helping the brain tumour community to feel less alone and more in control.

  • Technical t-shirt
  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact

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  • Age 17 & over
  • Entries open
  • Charity entries open
  • Charity places
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
  • Race pack by post
  • Series discount
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First time running this event and loved it. Will most certainly be back. Thank you for a super half marathon. Paula W

Amazing race. Well organised. Sheffield generates massive support ehich helps you on the harder sections! The course takes in what makes Sheffield amazing - city centre start out through great part of Sheffield then up and out to edge if Peak District and back - awesome! Brilliant. Martin L

First-timer at the event and it didn’t disappoint. Brutal 5.3 mile uphill into the Peak District then you are met with stunning views and then the descent into Sheffield for the rest of the race. Also you get the 1 mile challenge and peak 10K within the half itself. Marshalls were excellent as was local support. Nice t-shirt and medal at the finish. Wayne H

Just signing up again now for my 6th Sheffield Half. This is my home half marathon so maybe a bit biased but this is a really lovely course to take in and a great event to be part of. Patrick C

I love this Half Marathon! The crowds and local support are superb, totally uplifting when you think you’ve got nothing left after the hill challenges! It’s hard work as the first 10k is almost entirely uphill, but it’s such a great route and the medal and tshirt are good quality too. Very enjoyable, highly recommended race! Frances N

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