The Canal Canter is back in 2020 – check out the dates below, entries are open now!
**Important – due to a towpath closure the Canal Canter on 26th January will have a different route, starting and finishing at the Olympic Legacy Park. Click these links for the alternative map and route description.
Race entry is £10 per event, or enter all four together for £35!
The Canal Canter – five miles of flat racing from Victoria Quays in Sheffield city centre.
You can enter each individual race or complete 3 out of 4 events to be eligible for the Canal Canter League.
Starting and finishing at Victoria Quays, the route heads out along the Tinsley canal towpath. You leave the trail at the entrance to the Olympic Legacy Park running a loop that also takes in the Don Valley Bowl. You’ll pass the old Olympic flame from the student games and have the chance to sprint the new marked 100-metre track.
Then it’s back over the bridge and a return to Victoria Quays for the finish.
Run each race individually, or run three out of the four events through the year to be entered into the league and be in with a chance of a prize! Keep the same race number for the season and enter each event to be part of the league results.
Check out the results of previous races here.
|Date||26th January, 26th April, 26th July, 25th October 2020|
|Start time||10:00am (registration from 9:00am)|
|Venue||Victoria Quays, Sheffield|
|Prizes||1st-3rd M&F for those finishing at least three of the four races|
|Price||£10 per race|
- Enter at least three of the four races in 2020
- Keep the same number for each event
- Turn up and run your heart out!
- Your best three times will be added together to give a cumulative figure
- The runners with the lowest cumulative times will be in for a running prize related treat!
The Canal Canter Race Series is supported by the Accelerate Performance Centre : Injury Management, diagnosis, podiatry and sports massage…plus run coaching.
Entry to each event is £10. A donation from each race will be given back to the Canal Trust ensuring the upkeep of the canal.
Race Dates and Start Times:
Race 1 – 26th January 2020
Race 2 – 26th April 2020
Race 3 – 26th July 2020
Race 4 – 25th October 2020
All events will start at 10am, with registration from 9am at Victoria Quays.
Men – 27/10/2019 – Harvey Martin 28:50
Women – 15/12/2019 – Holly Clifford 34:28
The route is an out and back starting and finishing at Victoria Quays, heading out along the canal, around the Don Valley bowl and Olympic Legacy Park, before returning along the canal. The route is marshalled and marked and stays on traffic free footpaths. Click here for a map of the race route, and here for a written description.
Click here for a copy of our rules and ethos, which applies to all events unless specifically stated otherwise.