2018 Pawson Rotherham 10k and FunRun

Sunday 6th May 2018 at Clifton Park Rotherham S65 2BH
Start: 11.15am (FunRun: 10.30am)
UK License: 2018-33521

Come and enjoy the first-ever town centre 10k race in Rotherham, brought to you by co-operation of Age UK with the area running clubs: Kimberworth Striders, Maltby Running Club, Rotherham Harriers & AC and Valley Hill Runners.
Inspired by Ray Matthews, and with the support of Rotherham MBC, the event has the support and kind sponsorship of Pawson Group of Braithwell, Rotherham and has an aim to help older people in Rotherham to love later life.
Updated information about T-shirts: go to 'Form/Enter online'
and Numbers and Awards: go to 'Runners/Results'

On Sunday 6th May 2018, Rotherham Town Centre will be turned into a sporting arena when it plays host to a 10K and Fun Run through the centre of Rotherham, the first event of its kind.

Along with Age UK Rotherham and Ray Matthews, Pawson Group will be organising the run that will encourage expert and novice runners alike to take part in this historical event. Working with Age UK Rotherham, Ray Matthews, the Rotherham Harriers, Rotherham Running Clubs, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and the Rotherham Advertiser, The Pawson Rotherham Run will be a 10K Race and Fun Run. The 10K Race will start in Clifton Park and will take runners into Rotherham Town Centre and out towards Centenary Way/Canklow then back towards Doncaster Gate, weaving in Rotherham Minster, All Saints Square, Doncaster Gate, Clifton Lane, Broom Road, Herringthorpe Stadium and finish at Clifton Park.

"We are delighted to be supporting the inaugural 10K Rotherham Race. The Pawson Rotherham 10K and Fun Run promises to be a great sporting event for all the family and we are proud to be involved and to be supporting great causes in our home town, Rotherham. " Stephen Pawson, Pawson Group.

Proceeds from the Pawson Rotherham 10k and Fun Run will be donated to Age UK Rotherham, an independent charity whose objectives are to make the lives of older people in Rotherham as fulfilling and rewarding as possible. It is a truly local charity helping older people in Rotherham. What better way to celebrate them in their cause to "Love Later Life" than to bring the town to life with runners and spectators. Whilst the proceeds from the event will go towards Age UK Rotherham, runners are also invited to personally raise money for other charities.

This site is still under development but entries are being accepted online
If you have any difficulty with your entry, contact website@rotherhamharriers.org


May 6th brings a rare opportunity for you to run and race in the town centre.
Local clubs and other promoters have of course kept the sport healthy by their initiatives such as Race for Life, Canal Run, Xmas Day race and so on- but the huge increase in road traffic over recent years has made it very difficult to mount any activity centrally.

The Rotherham Advertiser 10k was for a number of years very popular- though it was concentrated largely in the Herringthorpe area of town, finishing as it did in Herringthorpe Stadium.
And in 1986 a Harriers Marathon and Half Marathon had almost 500 finishers in the town centre after a route made possible by the completed, but not yet used, roads eg Centenary Way and Mangham Way.

We have envied other local towns and cities in this respect; it is great to have this opportunity.
Whether it can be repeated in future- who knows? But your help to make it a success on this occasion would be a great start.

We have photos of the race route to show, starting with these shots of the start area, exit from Clifton Park at the memorial and descent down Wharncliffe Street. More to come.