The Canal Race has been held since 1998, and is an out and back route following the canal out towards Meadowhall with the turnaround point just after the HalfPenny Bridge, Tinsley, before heading back to Rotherham and the finish line.
The 5 mile route was, for the most part until 2012, all firm trail and took in a circuit of Blackburn nature reserve but with tarmac being laid along the canal towpath from Rotherham to Meadowhall in early 2013, future races have no need for trail shoes!
As you can imagine, with a route that follows the canal, the only 'climbs' are alongside two locks along the route meaning a total elevation gain of just 40m across the whole 5 miles.
As with the Kimmy Kanter, the Canal Race forms part of the 'KMR' series held in conjunction with Maltby Running Club and Rotherham Harriers.
Race day details available on the clubs Facebook page.
Route details are as follows:
Previous results in spreadsheet form available below:
or for 2017 results only as a pdf: