More than 6,000 runners have signed up to take part in the Bupa Great Yorkshire Run and the event is so popular that the closing date for entries has been extended.
The event, which runs through the streets of Sheffield on Sunday 6 September, is set to be the biggest ever Great Yorkshire Run in the city since it was launched two years ago.
Organisers of the event, sponsored by Bupa, have seen entry levels increase, with 4,500 participating in the inaugural race in 2007 and 6,000 in 2008. The entry date has been extended to 28 August for paper entries and until 8am on 1 September for all online entries.
The Alzheimer's Society is Bupa's nominated charity for the run. Channel 5 and Australia's Channel 10 will screen the event. A giant screen TV and a music stage will be set up at the halfway point in Hillsborough, and activities in the city centre include a continental market plus rides on the Wheel of Sheffield.
A Bupa Junior and Mini Great Yorkshire Run will also take place on 5 September at Don Valley Stadium. The mini run is for youngsters aged 3-8, while the junior run for 9-14s.
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