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 this year.

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

Entries & Registration

Competitior information has been sent out via email, you can also view this here

Registration has now closed but you can still enter on the day. For the 10k registration, there will be an extra £5 charge. There will be no additional cost for the Chorley Family Run.  

If you had already registered for the original date, 9 May (including if you had carried over from the 2020 event to 2021)  and haven’t contacted us you have automatically been transferred on to the new date of 29 August 2021.

To transfer your entry to another runner or transfer your entry to 2022 click here

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.

Road Closures

There will be some road closures across the day to accomodate both races along with the runner’s village:
Market Street will be closed 6:00am till 6:00pm
Park Road and Southport Road will be closed from 8:00am till 12 noon (marshals will assist traffic to cross where possible)

Record Times


Male – Simon Croft (2021) 33:49:17

Female – Lucy Pilkington (2019) 42:37:59

Over 35

Female – Sara Baranowska (2021) 47:34:34

Over 40

Male – Neil Adair (2021) 37:50:64

Female – Janette Rayton (2021) 45:56:44

Over 45

Male – Gareth Booth (2019) 34:53:16

Female – Laura Murphy (2021) 46:50:82

Over 50

Male – Darren Martin (2021) 39:28:64

Female – Debbie Kirkman (2019) 46:00:31


Over 55

Male – Michael O’Donnell (2019) 40:51:36

Female –Ann Cleave (2021) 51:59:71

Over 60 

Male – Paul Muller (2021) 39:12:13

Female – Jan Elkins (2021) 56:43:71


Over 65+

Male – Malcolm Thomson (2021) 51:50:95

Female – Carol Douglass (2021) 54:00:29


Male – Ray Taylor (2021) 49:32:07

2021 Results

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 125/126, 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.


There’s lots of FREE and cheap car parking on the day of the event on all Chorley town centre car parks. On Saturday, you can park for free on long stay car parks from 10am but you will need to get a time of arrival ticket. All car parks are free to park on after 1pm on Saturday. On Sunday, all car parks are free all day but please remember The Flat Iron car park has a two-hour maximum stay limit on both days and you will need to get a time of arrival ticket.

Please see the map of Chorley town centre car parks below.

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.