The annual Night Strider marathon is back for its fourth year this October in aid of St Luke’s Hospice.
The event, sponsored by Gripple and Pricecheck, encourages Sheffielders to take part in a 10k walking challenge to raise money for patient care, with this year’s target being upwards of £130,000. Last year, 1,000 illuminated supporters walked through the city centre together in aid of the charity.
Night Strider will begin at Tudor Square, continue to Ecclesall Road and loop back (taking in all the sights) to Tudor Square for the finish. St Luke’s encourage anybody over the age of 10 to get involved for what is set to be the biggest Night Strider yet. Those aged 10-17 must be accompanied by an over 18 for the duration of Night Strider. Wheelchair users are encouraged to take part, but are advised they should organise appropriate assistance where necessary.
Joasia Lesniak, St Luke’s senior corporate fundraising manager said: “It will be a magical spectacle, with hundreds of people illuminated with lights striding together under the Sheffield night sky, with every step helping us raise the vital funds needed to ensure we can continue providing the very best care for all our patients and their families.”
Night Strider 2018 will take place on 6 October. For more information visit the St Luke’s website. Individual entry costs £25.