For those of you who were looking forward to taking part in the Chorley 10K and 2K Family Run in May, the race has been postponed until 30 August (please find information below) however, we have a challenge for you in the meantime that will keep you in shape, help you train and keep you focused for the Chorley 10k later in the year.
We are asking YOU to take part in a virtual run, walk or cycle in a bid to stay active and support the amazing work Inspire Youth Zone does supporting thousands of local young people. Please click here for details.
The Chorley 10K and 2K Family Run are to be postponed until
Sunday 30 August 2020- 9.30am - 12.30pm
If you are currently registered for either run, please click here for important information.
If you aren’t registered for the event, there are still places available for the new date.
Be a part of the second Chorley 10K and Chorley Family Run in Chorley town centre and Astley Park. Once again 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.
The 2019 Chorley 10k sold out in a matter of weeks so make sure you are quick to book your place in 2020. We have added more entry spaces to this year’s event but we anticipate that these will go quick once again this year.
PLEASE NOTE: Entries cannot be refunded or transferred between runners.
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.
The minimum age is 15 years old
on Sunday 10 May
The run starts at 10.30am
Entry costs £16.50 per runner and UK Athletics/ARC Running Club members £14.50
All paying 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.
There is no upper age limit to this run. Parents and Guardians may run alongside children, likewise people may wish to enter the 2k to run themselves.
The minimum age is 4 years old on Sunday 10 May
The run starts at 9.30am
Entry costs £6 per runner
All paying entrants receive a medal
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 for the Chorley 10k is £16.50 or £14.50 if you run for a UK Athletics/ARC Running Club, and £6 for all runners in the Chorley Family Run. The entry fee includes the registration fee.
Date and Time
The event will take place on Sunday 10 May 2020 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 for 10k runners, Family Mile runners will collect on the day only.
You can collect your race number in advance from Chorley Council’s civic offices on Union Street, PR7 1AL. Times and Dates TBC nearer to the race date.
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.
For safety reasons some roads will be closed to traffic between 9am and 12 noon on Sunday 10 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. Traffic Marshalls 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.
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