Wednesday and United have joined forces to call on football fans across South Yorkshire for a unique charity run supporting Sheffield families living with cancer.
The Owls and the Blades are showing their support to the event, the Carlton Palmer 10k run, by rousing supporters to get involved in raising vital funds for Sheffield-based charity, Cavendish Cancer Care.
Owls skipper Glenn Loovens and Blades captain Michael Doyle took a special trip to the Cavendish Care Centre to show their support for the charity run.
Club mascots Ozzie the Owl and Captain Blade are also encouraging supporters from across the city to pull on their running shoes to help raise awareness and funds for the organisation.
The run, now in its second year, hopes to build on last year’s success, which raised an impressive £18,000 for the cancer charity.
Taking place on Sunday 23 November, the route takes runners around Ecclesall Woods before completing a 10k all-round distance.
Last year, ex-Owls and England midfielder Carlton Palmer helped launch the run by leading participants around the route.
With more than seven people a day in Sheffield alone receiving a new diagnosis, the need to ensure they do not have to face cancer alone has never been greater.
David Turner, part of the organising committee, said: “Sheffield is a proud city and football is in our blood but cancer doesn't care which team you support so it's fantastic to see our two iconic clubs standing together for one great cause.
“We are so grateful to both Sheffield clubs for helping us raise the run’s profile and we hope as many football fans as possible choose to support the event. We can’t wait to see Ecclesall Wood filled with both blue and red supporters!”
The run, which starts at 10.00am, will see participants run, walk or jog in their club colours, whilst having the opportunity to achieve sponsorship and swap shirts for the day.
You can sign up for the event at www.cavcare.org.uk/get-involved/carlton and even if you don’t fancy the run itself you can still show your support by coming down on the day to cheer on the runners and help!