A timed monthly trail run at various locations around the Outdoor City. Open to runners of all abilities, and particularly welcoming those runners new to the trails, who are very welcome to walk the tricky bits if they prefer. Please see details of the Steel City Trail 10 (SCT10) Series below or found on our social media accounts (Facebook and Instagram).
Steel City Trail 10 Series
What is it?
A 6-month urban trail series with points awarded for each race and volunteering. At the end of the 6 months, prizes will be awarded to the top 3 points scorers in each category (male/female/non-binary). Individuals who attend all 6 races, either running, volunteering, or a mix of both, will also receive a memento for their efforts.
When is it?
Series 1 will be January – June 2023
Series 2 will be July – December 2023
Series 3 will be January – June 2024
And so on.
Races will be held on the third Sunday of each month.
Where can I race?
We have a rotating series of urban trail venues across the city of Sheffield, showcasing one of the greenest cities in Europe. We aim to mix locations that runners know well such as Porter Valley, and Redmires, with lesser trodden trails such as Shire Brook Nature Reserve, and Wincobank Hill Fort.
Most venues will rotate every 6 months, with the odd surprise thrown into the mix to keep runners on their toes, introduce runners to new parts of the city, and to be mindful of local nature’s needs.
How much does all this fun cost?
Entry to the races and the series is free, but on the day there will be a collection bucket with a suggested donation of £2 each. Donations will go towards local conservation groups dedicated to the upkeep of the areas that you will be running in.
How can I register?
If you have taken part in any of the SCT10 test events and already have a coveted Steel City Trail 10 number, then good news, you’re already entered.
If you haven’t taken part in any of the SCT10 test events (where have you been?), then simply register here (Runners Registration). You only need to register once, and once you have a number, this will be your number for life, so don’t lose it.
If you’ve lost your number (I mean, we’ve literally just said don’t lose it, smh), drop us a message on Facebook and we’ll let you know your number. You can then compete by making a homemade number and making sure it’s on display on race day (maybe write it on your forehead with a sharpie, just a suggestion).
You can also register to volunteer on the SCT10 Volunteer Form which will be circulated ahead of each race. You can score bonus points for volunteering, so do consider it.
Ok, I’m in, how do I score points?
Points will be awarded on finishing position within an individual’s gender category (male/female/non-binary).
The 1st place finisher in each category will be awarded 20 points, 2nd place will be awarded 19 points, and so on, down to 20th place in each gender (see points table below). Across the 6 race series, your 4 highest scoring races will be added together to give an individual their Race Points total.
Volunteers will be awarded 3 bonus points for each race they volunteer at but don’t run. Volunteers who also run at the same venue, e.g. help with course set up or take down, will receive 1 bonus point.
Volunteering bonus points for all 6 races will count towards an individual’s “Volunteering Points Total.”
At the end of the series, the best 4 Race Points, and all Volunteering Points, will be added together to provide a Series Points Total, which will be used to determine the final standings.
How will I know who’s winning?
Results will be posted on Facebook shortly after each race, along with a running total of points scoring.
Prizes will be presented after the final race in each series (June, and December).
The maximum points total an individual can score in a 6 month series is 90.
This would be made up of 4 x 1st place finishes, 4 x Volunteer with running, and 2 x Volunteer
Full details on the structure of the series can be found in the uploaded pdf file.
We hope you’re looking forward to it as much as we are.
The Steel City Trail 10 Team