It is with disappointment that due to the COVID-19 restrictions we have made the decision to postpone the 9 May 2021 Chorley 10K and Chorley Family Run event, however, we can announce that it will move to Sunday 29 August 2021 – we look forward to welcoming runners back to the streets of Chorley and Astley park for a bigger and better event.

We were expecting to be able to host a Half Marathon also this year but we have made the decision to cancel this for 2021 and will now look to introduce this in 2022. 

You will find information below about registrations for the Chorley 10k and Chorley Family Run event on 29 August 2021. 

Entries & Registration

Registration is open for the event so if you haven’t already booked your place for this year’s Chorley 10k on 29 August 2021 you can do so here.

If you had already registered for the original date, 9 May (including if you had carried over from the 2020 event to 2021) you will automatically be transferred on to the new date of 29 August 2021.

If you are happy to run on this new date, you don’t need to do anything.  If you are registered and are unable to participate on the new date (29 August 2021) there are three options below. Please let us know your preference by emailing events@chorley.gov.uk by Sunday 25 April 2021.

Transfer your entry to another runner.

Transfer your entry to 2022.

Request a refund (if the debit/credit card details that you paid on have since changed, please let us know so we can arrange for you to supply new details).

The above information has been emailed to those who were registered for the original date (9 May). If this applies to you and you haven’t received an email from Fylde Coast Runners and would like a copy, please email events@chorley.gov.uk and we’ll send it on.

Route & Entry Criteria

Chorley 10K

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 29 August 2021
Start time: 10.30am
Cost: Standard entry fee – £18.50. UK Athletics/ARC Running Club members – £16.50
• 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 29 August 2021
Start time: 9.30am
Cost: £6.50
• All entrants receive a medal

Please note that parents and guardians may run with children but only those who have entered the race officially will receive a medal.

Record Times

Overall

Male – Simon Croft 34:38:66

Female – Lucy Pilkington 42:37:59

Over 35

Male – N/A ##:##:##

Female – Philippa Tooms 47:07:46

Over 40

Male – Mark Fox 39:33:86

Female – Victoria Duckett 48:09:18

Over 45

Male – Mark Collier 39:47:37

Female – Jaine Brocklehurst 50:45:16

Over 50

Male – Tim Sullivan 43:10:96

Female – Debbie Kirkman 46:00:31

Over 55

Male – Michael O’Donnell 40:51:36

Female – Gwen Farnworth 55:47:12

Over 60 

Male – Stuart Clayton 46:44:21

Female – Marion O’Grady 01:02:16:56

Over 65+

Male – Rob Smith 58:29:32

Female – Madeline Haworth 01:03:23:89

2019 Results

Thank you

We would like to thank all participants for supporting the events during these challenging times and to Fylde Coast Runners for their continued efforts and support for the race.