Sunday 12 May 2019 – 9.30am – 12.30pm

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Be a part of the first ever Chorley 10K and Chorley Family Run in Chorley town centre and Astley Park. Organised by Chorley Council in association with Fylde Coast Runners, the Chorley 10K is licensed by UK Athletics and is accurately measured and chip timed. All entrants will receive a uniquely designed medal.

The races will start and finish in Chorley town centre with 10K participants taking on a two-lap traffic-free course that takes in the beautiful surroundings of Astley Park.

The course will be fully marshalled, signed and have water stations. The 10K race will be chip timed with results available here within 24 hours of the race ending.

Route and entry criteria

The Chorley 10K route is a two lap course, which will start and finish on Market Street in Chorley town centre. From the start line, participants will travel up Market Street, turning left onto St Thomas’s Road, travelling along Southport Road before turning right at Ackhurst Lodge to enter Astley Park.

Participants will then follow the path, running in front of Astley Coach House and the historic Astley Hall. They will then run over the lake bridge, past the playing fields and play areas, running towards Astley Park’s main gates. At the gates, participants will turn left onto Park Road and will run up to the junction with the A6 Preston Road where they will turn and travel back down Park Road, on the opposite side of the road. They will then run past Chorley town hall, turn right onto St Thomas’s Road and repeat the course. On the second lap runners will continue down Market Street and through the finish line.

Minimum age: 15 years old on Sunday 12 May
Start time: 10.30am
Cost: Standard entry fee – £16. UK Athletics/ARC Running Club members – £14
• All entrants receive a medal

Chorley Family Run

The Chorley Family Run is a much shorter 2K course, which will start and finish on Market Street in Chorley town centre. From the start line, participants will travel up Market Street, continuing past Chorley town hall onto Park Road. They will then turn left at the main gates to Astley Park and enter the park. Participants will then follow the path, running towards the play areas and pavilion. They will travel past the play areas and playing fields to a marker just before the lake. At this point, participants will turn and travel back along the same route through Astley Park. At the main gates they will travel across the closed road and turn right onto Park Road, continuing straight ahead onto Market Street where the finish line awaits. Please note this is not a flat route and there are some inclines, particularly in Astley Park.

Minimum age: 4 years old on Sunday 12 May
Start time: 9.30am
Cost: £6
• All entrants receive a medal

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10K and Family Run entries

Registering to enter the events is compulsory. All runners, joggers and walkers of any ability can join in the fun as long as you are over 15 years of age for the 10K and over four years old for the family race on the day of the event. There will be no entries available on the day. Postal and telephone entries will not be accepted.

We do not charge a transaction or handling fee for debit or credit cards.

Standard entry fee is £16 or £14 if you run for a UK Athletics/ARC Running Club.

Runners information

Date and time

The event will take place on Sunday 12 May 2019 and will start at 9.30am or 10.30am sharp depending on which race you are entering.


You need to collect your race number before starting the race. There will be two opportunities to collect your race number.

In advance

A race number collection point will be set up in Chorley town centre one week before the event. The exact location will be confirmed and we will notify all participants. Please bring your entry confirmation with you when collecting your race number.

On the day

You can collect your race number on race day. The registration opens at 8am at a venue to be confirmed. Please bring your entry confirmation with you when collecting your race number. There will be an enquiry desk if you have any questions about the event. Please don’t forget to attach your race number to the front of your running top, pins are provided, if needed.

Road closures

For safety reasons, some road closures will be in place on Sunday 12 May between 8am and 12pm. Motorists are advised to make alternative arrangements in advance if they need to exit any of the closed areas by car on the day. Plans will be put in place for access by the emergency services. A full list of road closures and diversionary routes will be provided here.

Training and community involvement

Training guides that help you prepare for a 10K race are available by searching online. You can also find information, help and support from local running groups and clubs.

Chorley Couch to 5K

For those starting out, the volunteer-led Chorley Couch to 5K programme is designed to help people get back into physical activity and is fully endorsed by the NHS. The group offers options for running/jogging and power walking. The specially designed plan is to build up activity to a level where people will feel comfortable and achieve 5k in nine weeks.
The group meets at Astley Park three times per week: Saturday at 10am, Monday and Wednesday at 6.30pm. The current programme started on Saturday 5 January 2019 but please contact the group for more information on the next programme by searching for Chorley Couch to 5K on Facebook.

Chorley Runners

Chorley Runners is a multi-award-winning, friendly and inclusive running group, based at Astley Park, Chorley. Chorley Runners are delivering a 5 to 10km training course with help from Chorley Couch to 5k group. The training course will focus on increasing distances by 10 per cent per week to help you run 10km comfortably and in time for the Chorley 10K event on Sunday 12 May.
There will be three groups to cater for different pace runners, the sessions will start together, and different leaders will guide each group on the sessions. Some coaching sessions on technique will also be included in the course.
The Saturday session will increase the distances, but we also recommend that you run in at least two other sessions with Chorley Runners or by yourself during the week to maintain and improve your fitness and stamina. This course is aimed at people who have NEVER run a 10km distance and are focused on running in the Chorley 10km event on Sunday 12 May.
Participants will need to sign in or register first with England Athletics RunTogether. It is a very simple and quick process and you can sign up here. Click on the register link in the top right hand corner and sign up to RunTogether then choose all sessions of the ‘5 to 10km Running Course for Chorley 10K’ Spaces on the course are limited and we ask that you sign up for all sessions and can commit to attending as many sessions as possible.

Chorley Athletics and Triathlon Club

Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club is a grass-roots club for people of all ages and abilities interested in road, cross country, trail, fell, multi-eventing, walking, track and field competition or just keeping fit and healthy. For more information, visit their website.

Find your way

By car
Use junction 8 off the M61 or junction 28 off the M6. Chorley town centre is easily accessed from the A6, which passes directly through Chorley.

By bus
Chorley is well-served by bus routes linking the town centre with surrounding villages. The main bus route is the 125, which links Chorley to Preston and Bolton. There are also direct bus routes from Greater Manchester, Merseyside and the Lake District.

By rail
Chorley is on the main train line between Manchester and Blackpool. If you are travelling on a long distance service you will need to change at Manchester or Preston.