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Woodland run for cancer charity: Ecclesall Woods race returns for seventh year

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Sheffield Together returns on 8 March.

Sheffield Together is returning to Ecclesall Woods for the seventh time on 8 March, with organisers looking for both runners and event volunteers.

The fundraising run offers a 4k route and a 10k route, and aims to raise a record amount of money for local charity Cavendish Cancer Care.

"Sheffield Together is a really relaxed, fun event that's suitable for all ages and abilities," said organiser Helen Iredale. "You can run, jog or walk the shorter or longer route - it's up to you. We welcome children and dogs, so the whole family can join in."

We welcome children and dogs, so the whole family can join in

Tickets are £15 for adults, or £10 for students and over-65s. Children and dogs can take part for free.

Last year's run saw 180 runners raise £6,915 for the Broomhall charity, which supports cancer patients and their families with massage, acupuncture, counselling, and play therapy for children.

"Following my own cancer treatment and fantastic support from Cavendish, I decided to sign myself and my children up to Sheffield Together as a way of raising money to give back to the centre," said Julie.

"It's a really well organised event - well marshalled and signposted - in a lovely location. We will be having another go this

year!"

The charity only receives enough government funding to keep their doors open for two weeks a year, and largely relies on donations and fundraisers.

This year, organisers are looking for volunteer marshals to help the event run smoothly. Potential volunteers can email Helen at h.iredale@cavcare.org.uk

Sam Gregory

Buy tickets to run at Sheffield Together.

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Dogs and children can run in the event for free.

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