Striders Sheffield Way Relay

What, When & Where

This event is organised by Steel City Striders and held annually in late September. Visit their website, where you will find the latest information on each year’s event –

There are many ways to enter the race:
Ladies Teams – 8:00am
Mixed Teams – 8:15am
Open Teams – 8:30am

You can also enter to complete the enter route solo. At nearly 50 miles, this would class as an ultra event and Totley AC’s Tom Beaumont currently has the men’s record. Any female Ultra runner fancy helping us reach a clean sweap of the course records??
For details of the ultra event, have a look at their Sheffield Way Ultra page.

The race starts and finishes near the old Don Valley Stadium site. For the relays, the men tend to start 30 mins after other teams with the intention that team finish times are not spread out over many hours.

Race format

The race covers 50 miles, in 5 legs of approximately 10 miles each, of an off road route around the perimeter of Sheffield. Each team is made up of 10 runners, with a pair running together on each leg.
Important – this means that each leg is point to point so ferrying about in cars is unavoidable. The legs are not marked so need to be reccied at least once, also.

Here is information on each leg.
Please Note: The route desciptions are electronic OCR scans from the original text scans. They have been proof-read, but they could still contain transfer errors. Also, the book is old, the course and surrounding area itself may have also changed considerably over the years.

GPX FileRoute Descriptions
Leg 12022 Alternate StartWebpage
Leg 22022 – no changeWebpage
Leg 32022 – no changeWebpage
Leg 4Pre 2022 2022 UpdatedWebpage
Leg 52022 – no changeWebpage


The highlight of the day begins at about 6.30 pm where all teams gather (usually at Nether Edge Bowling Club) for drinks and the awards, followed by the beige buffet!

LadiesMixedOpenUltra MenUltra Ladies