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Canal Canter


The Canal Canter – five miles of flat racing from Victoria Quays in Sheffield city centre.

Enter each individual race or complete 3 out of 4 events to be eligible for the Canal Canter League.

Check out the results of previous races here.

Click here for a map of the race route, and here for a written description.



Distance 5 miles
Date See below
Start time 10:00am (registration from 9:00am)
Venue Victoria Quays, Sheffield
Prizes 1st-3rd M&F for those finishing at least three of the four races
Price £10 per race

Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19, we do not feel we can safely put on the Canal Canter at this point. There are many narrow parts of the route where social distancing is not possible and we do not want to act irresponsibly. Should the situation change then we may consider a race later in the year, so check back and keep an eye on our social media.


How to take part in the league:

  • Enter at least three of the four races in 2021
  • Keep the same number for each event
  • Turn up and run your heart out!
  • Your best three times will be added together to give a cumulative figure
  • The runners with the lowest cumulative times will be in for a running prize related treat!


The Canal Canter Race Series is supported by the Dorothy Pax : A relaxed pub on the quayside serving local and international beers, and loads of live music events.



We bring this five mile waterside race to you in association with The Canal and River Trust and the Olympic Legacy Park.

Course Records:
Men – 27/10/2019 – Harvey Martin 28:50
Women – 15/12/2019 – Holly Clifford 34:28

Click here for a map of the race route, and here for a written description.

Click here for a copy of our rules and ethos, which applies to all events unless specifically stated otherwise.

The Canal Canter is supported by:

The Dorothy Pax

The Canal and River Trust

We're the charity who look after and bring to life 2,000 miles of waterways, because we believe that life is better by water. Our research shows that spending time by water, whether it be your lunchbreak, daily commute or just a weekend stroll, really does make us feel happier and healthier. That’s why, here at the Trust, we're working with volunteers and communities across England and Wales to transform canals and rivers into spaces where local people want to spend time and feel better. We know this will bring wellbeing opportunities to millions. Our work involves not only looking after our waterways, but promoting them widely to the eight million plus people who have waterways on their doorstep so that many more people benefit from our free, accessible and local source of wellbeing.

To find out more, visit

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