Sheffield Half Marathon Sponsors
SIG Insulations:- 2013 will be the sixth year that SIG Insulations has proudly sponsored the Sheffield Half Marathon. SIG Insulations has been based in Sheffield for nearly 60 years and are delighted to continue their support of this special event in the city.
SIG Insulations is the UK’s leading specialist distributor of structural insulants, building products, fire protection, dry lining, and industrial and engineering materials. As one of the biggest companies in Sheffield, SIG Insulations has offices in Hillsborough, Chapeltown and the Parkway, and subsidiary branches in Sheffield and Chesterfield. With such a strong connection to the city, SIG Insulations is keen to support the local community by sponsoring such a popular race.
Although times have been tough in recent years, SIG Insulations has gone from strength to strength due to a successful blend of organic growth and carefully targeted acquisitions. The company now operates through 21 subsidiary companies within the UK.
Evolution Print:- Evolution Print is about technological innovation married to traditional craftsmanship – the smell, the look and feel of print. We have a passion for, and a pride in our work, which we realise we can only deliver through a genuine commitment to our customers. We run both B1 and B2 litho presses, ranging in capabilities from 4 to 6 colours; large format display output; on demand digital print and exclusively in house finishing – 24hrs a day. At the same time we are building on our commitment to FSC, working towards a green carbon neutral business. We are delighted to have been chosen again as the print partner to the Sheffield Half Marathon, and wish Margaret and the team continued success in coordinating one of Sheffield’s most prestigious events.
Mizuno:- We are delighted that Mizuno has joined forces with the Sheffield Half Marathon as a featured sports partner.
Up & Running:- Up & Running is a nationwide chain of 28 specialist running shops including a shop in Sheffield City Centre.All shops offer free video gait analysis - which ensures you buy the right shoes. All shops are staffed by enthusiastic local runners. Call in for advice about training, local running routes injuries, or just to talk running.
BBC Radio Sheffield:- BBC Radio Sheffield is the local station for South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire, providing speech, news, music and essential information for the region. As the top station for sport we welcome the opportunity to be the media partner for Sheffield's Half Marathon.
Our presenters will once again be part of the action in Don Valley Stadium and in the lead car ahead of the runners keeping everyone entertained and informed. Our website www.bbc.co.uk/sheffield will keep listeners up to date in the run up to the big day.
Sheffield Major Sports Events Unit:- The Sheffield Major Sports Events Unit is part of Activity Sheffield in the DEL Directorate of the Sheffield City Council. It liaises closely with Governing Bodies of Sport and venues in Sheffield to deliver an annual programme of events. These range from high participation level events such as the Sheffield Half Marathon to elite National and International events such as The Norwich Union British Grand Prix Athletics and the World Snooker Championships. Since the Major Sports Events Unit was established in 1991, over 600 Major Sports Events have taken place in Sheffield, utilising many of the City sporting and non-sporting facilities. In anticipation of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, organisations in Sheffield and the Yorkshire region are positioning themselves to generate as much benefit as possible from the opportunities the Games will bring to the UK. One of these opportunities is to attract incoming international teams to use the city and region as a base for their preparation for the Games in London. A small and experienced team, linked to the Major Sports Events Unit, is currently working on this project
The Star:- The Star is South Yorkshire’s daily newspaper, based in Sheffield with more than 150,000 readers every day. It reaches North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire and has a district edition for Doncaster.
The Star has been supporting Sheffield Half Marathon for more than a decade and regularly keeps its readers informed with runner stories, entry updates and other important information about in the run up to the event.