Chesterfield marathon offer discount to Sheffield runners

Runners in the cancelled Sheffield Half Marathon are being given a discount to enter in the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon in September.

Chesterfield Marathon organisers

Organisers of the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon will provide entry into the full marathon at £25 and the half marathon at £15 - a reduction on the current prices of £35 and £20 respectively – if they sign-up before June 1.

Any runners entering the relay race, usual price £100, will receive a £20 discount.

Runners will have to provide their Sheffield Half Marathon race ID number to qualify for the reduction.

Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon takes place on Sunday, September 14 and will raise funds for children’s charity Kids ‘n’ Cancer UK, as well as other local charities and causes, including Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity.

Runners can take part in a full marathon, half marathon and a relay race, where four competitors take a share of the course. There will also be a fun run for parents, children and anyone wanting to take part in shorter distances up to two miles.

Mike Hyman, founder of Kids ‘N’ Cancer and the marathon, said: “We have great sympathy for both the runners and organisers in the cancellation of the Sheffield Half Marathon after everyone had put in a lot of hard work in the build-up to it.

“We therefore wanted to offer our support by providing a discount to those runners to provide them with a race in the region of similar distance. The offer will be open to runners wanting to take part in both the half marathon and full marathon as part of our day in September.”

More than 450 people have already signed up to take part in the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon and entry is now open for all events.