Sunday 12 May 2019 – 9.30am – 12.30pm


The Chorley 10K race is sold out for 2019. The race is at capacity so we are unable to add any more places or offer a waiting list.  Following the event this year we will be reviewing the participant numbers and looking at how we can add more places in future years.  While we appreciate it is a much shorter distance, we do still have places in the 2K family run and you can register for your place by scrolling down the page and clicking on the sign up here box.

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

Click here to sign up

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

You can collect it in advance from Monday 29 April from Chorley Council’s civic offices on Union Street, PR7 1AL. The offices are open from 8.45am to 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays. 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 on Fazakerley Street in Chorley town centre. The nearest postcode is PR7 1BG. This is just next to the start and finish line.
When you have your bib number, there is a contact/medical form on the back which needs to be completed before you start. When you’re ready it needs to be pinned to the FRONT of your running top, with the silver timing tag visible. Don’t bend, remove, break or stick any pins through your tag as it won’t work.

Frequently Asked Questions

To help you prepare for the race, we have listed some frequently asked questions with answers, which you can see here

Where to park

There’s FREE car parking on the day of the event on all Chorley town centre car parks. The car parks we recommend for the race parking include:
• Friday Street and Friday Street North (316 spaces)
• Portland Street (101 spaces)
• West Street (110 spaces)
• Hollinshead Street (71 spaces)
• Water Street (71 spaces)
• Fleet Street (117 spaces)
• Queens Road (101 spaces)
• St Mary’s (44 spaces)
• Cleveland Street (44 spaces)

You can view a car park map of Chorley town centre here

We do not recommend that you park on the Flat Iron car park if you are running in this event as there is a two-hour maximum stay limit on that car park.
• Woodlands car park on Southport Road is also available for extra car parking. Please use Sat Nav postcode PR7 1QR. This car park is a 10 minute walk from the start/finish line.

Road closures

For safety reasons some roads will be closed to traffic between 9am and 12 noon on Sunday 12 May for the Chorley 10K and 2K Chorley Family Run.

The closed roads will include:
• Park Road (Full length from Preston Road to Market Street)
• Market Street (from Park Road to St Georges Street)
• St Thomas’s Road
• Southport Road (from St Thomas’s Road to Ackhurst Road)

The event and subsequent closures will not affect access to homes. Stewards are positioned at all road ends on closed roads and are there to assist residents with access, so please follow their instructions. Please try to keep vehicle movements to a minimum during the closed periods.

Consideration has been taken for residents on Glamis and Belvedere Drives and Sandringham, Balmoral and Windsor Roads with dedicated access lanes. A diversion route is also in operation for vehicles wishing to enter Chorley via Southport Road.

The diversion route is:

Ackhurst Road – Copperwood Way – Stansted Road – Collingwood Road – Pall Mall – End.

Should you need to speak to someone in an emergency about these road closures, please contact Fylde Coast Runners on 01253 394038 (prior to the event) and 07488 275276 (on the day).

Emergency vehicle access to all premises will be maintained at all times.

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 Lions Running Community

Chorley Lions are a free and friendly running community that meet on Monday and Wednesday at 6.30pm at the Golden Lion, Higher Wheelton. On occasions they run from other locations, so please double check the Lions’ Facebook page and group for details. Their social runs are free to attend for everyone and they are an affiliated group with England Athletics. By joining the Chorley Lions Running Community, you can get discounts off races and many other benefits. Their social runs and routes vary between road, canal paths and some trails. The distances range between three and six miles and are suitable for a range of abilities. They have guide runners available at the majority of sessions. To find out more, please contact Shelby Williams, Group Leader on 07979653790 or visit the Chorley Lions Facebook page.

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.