Could you run 10K to help raise funds for Sheffield Scholarships?
Have you been inspired by our previous fundraising challenges such as the Big Walk or the half marathon for Sheffield Scholarships? Have you been looking for a motivation to get into running? Look no further - registration for a University of Sheffield charity place in the Sheffield 10K is now open!
Join the University team to be part of thousands who will take to the streets on Sunday 22 September 2019 and take in the sights as you run the increasingly popular Sheffield 10K route.
This much-talked about event starts in Arundel Gate in the heart of the city and takes runners on a journey along Charter Row and along Ecclesall Road, before skirting the edges of pretty Endcliffe Park. It continues along Riverdale Road, along Endcliffe Vale Road, past the Endcliffe Village, then travels down Brocco Bank and back to the city centre.
Please sign up as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment. We aim to confirm your place within three working days of you completing the form.
Runners of all abilities are encouraged to join the team whether you're a committed runner or new to the running scene and up for a challenge and prepared to train over the coming weeks. It's not necessary to have run 10K before or even 5K. Last year we had a range of people from previous marathon runners to those completing Couch-to-5K. All we ask is that you're willing to relish a true running and fundraising challenge for Sheffield Scholarships. We welcome members of staff, students, alumni and friends to apply for one of these places, to be part of the University of Sheffield's team.
The University is purchasing charity places, so your entry is FREE and we will provide you with a running t-shirt and fundraising advice to set you on your way. We want all participants to be fully committed to using their networks within and outside the University and to raise at least £150 each for scholarships at our University. We hope that everyone who takes part will find the experience challenging, fulfilling and fun – and that we will be able to give students the fantastic opportunity of studying at Sheffield.
Any Sheffield 10K runners that are interested in the Sheffield Half Marathon 2020 will be eligible for priority places in our University’s Half Marathon team.
If you fundraised for this year's Big Walk and are interested in the 10K, then there is no minimum fundraising amount – all we ask is that you continue your fundraising.
If you are already entered in the run and haven't chosen a charity cause to run for, please do consider raising funds for Sheffield Scholarships, and let us know so that we can support you as part of the team.
Further details can be found on the Community Fundraising page
Fundraising for Sheffield Scholarships
Studying at Sheffield opens doors, but for many even getting here can be a challenge. Fewer than half of students from disadvantaged backgrounds go on to higher education. Financial anxiety can be a big factor in deciding whether or not to go to university. This means that bright students with so much to offer may miss out on fulfilling their potential.
President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Koen Lamberts, encourages staff, students and alumni to fundraise for scholarships. He said: "Our students are at the heart of everything we do, and I am passionate about ensuring that they receive the highest quality education and the best possible experience during their time here. However, the reality is that for some bright students, going to university seems out of reach.”