Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Jane Tomlinson charity to organise Sheffield Half Marathon

The team behind Jane Tomlinson Run for All charity race events has been announced as the new organiser of the troubled Sheffield Half Marathon.

The event was abandoned on 6 April because the previous organiser failed to provide enough water to runners.

Members of the old organising committee resigned in June claiming they received abusive emails, calls and letters.

Run For All said it was "thrilled to be given the opportunity" to organise the event.

The charity, which is a legacy of fundraiser Jane Tomlinson who died from cancer in 2007, organises races in Leeds, Hull and York.

It will be working alongside the city council to stage the event on 12 April, 2015.

The previous organiser had agreed to donate money to charity after cancelling the event.

The race has been held for the past 33 years and has raised money for a number of South Yorkshire charities, including the Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.

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