Concerns over road closures for Sheffield Half Marathon this Mother’s Day

Sheffielders had mixed feelings over road closures during Mother’s Day celebration for the city’s Half Marathon. 

Some raised concerns on how it may impact their journeys home to their loved ones.

Ramona Clark, a 25-year-old student, said: “It’s annoying that the road closures will make it more difficult for a lot of people to get home on time during Mother’s Day.

“I don’t know why the council picked that exact day, however, I still believe the marathon should take place; it brings people together and money is raised for a good cause.” 

Laura Klein, 22-year-old sales assistant said: “I think it’s a mixed bag, I love what the marathon represents and I’ve participated in a half marathon myself years ago.

“Although, I do feel like the road closure will cause some delays and may propel people to shop online instead of in store.” 

Steven Oldham, a 42-year-old accountant participating in the upcoming marathon said: ”I’m entering the marathon to raise money for the Sheffield Hospital Charity. They offer great support to patients and staff across Sheffield.

“I have witnessed it first hand with a member of my family who suffered from a health condition.

“I do understand the frustration of road closures during mothers day but, Its for a great cause and will impact people in good ways.”

Run For All in collaboration with Sheffield City Council will deliver the Half Marathon on Sunday 27 March.

A spokesperson for Sheffield City Council said: “An order has been made prohibiting and restricting the use of certain roads and road junctions by vehicles in order to facilitate the safe holding of the Sheffield Half Marathon.”

The event will require the closure of roads and road junctions as well as the suspension of a number of Traffic Regulation Orders between 4am and 4pm.

Run For All is partnering with 11 charities including: The children Hospital Charity, and  Macmillan Cancer Support. 

The Race Office will be located in Tudor Square and will be open on Saturday between 12-3pm and from 7:30am on Sunday. See a route map here.


Written by Maximilian Jenz

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