ENOUGH light and colour to illuminate Sheffield’s autumn darkness…the St Luke’s Hospice Night Strider is back for its fourth great year!

Night Strider – sponsored by Pricecheck and Gripple – is the annual nocturnal half marathon and 10k walking challenge that aims to raise more than £130,000 towards patient care at Sheffield’s only hospice.

Last year’s event saw a thousand fully illuminated St Luke’s supporters take to the streets as darkness fell on the city on an October evening.

And already entries are coming in for Night Strider 2018, which makes its return for a fourth year on October 6 – and promises to be the most spectacular Night Strider yet!

Starting out from Tudor Square in Sheffield city centre as darkness falls, the walk takes in some of Sheffield’s finest locations as it heads out towards Ecclesall and then back to the Tudor Square finish line.

With no running involved, there’s plenty of time to take in the city’s best known views by moonlight as walkers embark on their nocturnal challenge.

Either a full half marathon distance or a shorter 10k route, Night Strider is open to everybody over the age of 10 – though participants aged 10 to 17 must be registered and accompanied by another participant aged 18 or over – and is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Wheelchair users are encouraged to take part in Night Strider but due to the nature of the route and distance it is advisable they should source suitable assistance throughout the challenge.

“This will be the fourth year of Night Strider and every year it gets better and better, with more people signing up to enjoy a great fun challenge and raise money for Sheffield’s only hospice” said St Luke’s Senior Corporate Fundraising Manager Joasia Lesniak.

“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.

“Come along and join the party – it’s a great family night out for anybody who wants to support a fantastic cause.”

The individual entry fee is £25 – to sign up simply visit www.nightsrider.co.uk