29th June

Starting on Devonshire Green, the route will take you out and across Hannover Way before meandering through picturesque residential areas until you reach the stunning Botanical Gardens.  You will then head through the university grounds on the return to Devonshire Green.

Our official charity for Sheffield is When You Wish Upon a Star.  More info can be found in the official charity tab below.


We will be accepting on the day entries priced at £20. Please bring the correct money with you in cash as we won't have the facility to take card payments. If you are wanting to enter on the day, please arrive by no later than 5am to give yourself chance to get sorted.

All entrants receive a technical t-shirt and a medal for taking part in the event

  • T-Shirts & Sizing
  • Getting There & Parking
  • You and Your Stuff
  • On Arrival
  • The Route
  • Finish
  • Official Charity
  • We are pleased to reveal our stunning new t-shirts for the 2018 series.  It’s a better quality shirt and all of the sizes are unisex.  Scroll down to see the sizing chart so you get the right fit for you.

    These are technical shirts, so play on the safe side and go a little bigger if you’re unsure.


    Titan Sports Size Chart (Customer Version)

  • The event will start and finish at Devonshire Green.

    There are seven car parks within a short walking distance of the start venue at Devonshire Green with the closest being the small pay and display car park on Fitzwilliam Street right next to the venue.  This is likely to fill up quickly.

    While a number of the council run car parks don’t normally charge before a certain time of the morning, please make sure you double check as normal rates will apply if in force.

  • Every runner is required to wear their Sunrise City 5k t-shirt while taking part as this identifies you as a participant in the event.

    If you’d like to give yourself a bit more time in bed, then you can collect your t-shirt the day before the event between 10am and 4pm.

    The venue for t-shirt collection is the Town Hall located at Peace Gardens in the city centre.

    Given the nature of the event, we ask that you arrive ready to run as  there is no bag storage available unfortunately.

    There will be some portaloos available at the venue.  If you know that you’re someone that usually needs to go just before you run, please arrive early to avoid the toilet queues.  We are being kindly provided the toilets by Sheffield City Council and as such the numbers of units are not in our control.

  • If you have already collected your t-shirt then you have everything you need.  Just gather in Devonshire Green and you’ll be led to the start line when it’s time to run.

    If you do need to collect a shirt or would like to register on the day, then please visit registration which is located in Devonshire Green and our team will look after you.

  • Sheffield Map

    You can download a pdf of the route using the button at the top of this page.

    Please note that Sunrise City is different to your normal running event.  We don’t close roads, there are no barriers and the event isn’t timed.  We have some traffic management in place to help with key crossings, so please ensure that you cross at the designated points.

    We appreciate that when you’re out running, you don’t like to stop, but please be aware of everything around you and don’t expect vehicles or other path users to get out of your way.  If you need to stop to remain safe, please do so.

  • At the end of your run, you will receive a fantabulous medal and a bottle of water.

    The Forum will be open to serve breakfast and drinks after your run.

    Please be sure to send us your photos to become part of the family and share your experiences with us on social media.

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    We are delighted to be working with When You Wish Upon a Star as our official charity in Sheffield.  Please read on for more information about the charity.

    When You Wish Upon a Star is a charity dedicated to granting the special Wishes of children living with a life threatening illness, making their dreams come true.

    Our Wishes have the power to transform the lives of the children and families we work with and since 1990, we have proudly granted over 17,500 across the UK. We believe every child deserves to smile and with your support we can give children and their families something to look forward to through times of uncertainty and often financial as well as emotional strain. Wishes allow the family to put their child’s illness on hold as they have fun and create precious memories together.

    With the charity’s help every December children are able to swap hospital wards for a trip on board the Santa Express – a magical journey on board the incredible Northern Belle train to Santa’s Retreat, where a huge Christmas party is held. The annual special are made possible not only because of the dedicated support of our supporters but also by the wonderful team of doctors and paramedics that join us as we go in search of Father Christmas.

    Every donation we receive, big or small, brings a poorly child’s Wish closer to being granted.

    Visit www.whenyouwishuponastar.org.uk to see the difference your donations make by clicking on the Wishes link and for more information on upcoming fundraising events. We’re on social media too – ‘Like’ us on Facebook or join us for a chat on Twitter. If you require any help with your fundraising please do not hesitate to call 01472 827100 or email joanne@whenyouwish.org.uk

    If you would like to support the charity we would be delighted to send you a sponsor form and fundraising pack. Thank you for taking part and good luck with your fundraising!