Sunday 7 May 2023

We look forward to welcoming runners back to the streets of Chorley and Astley park for the 2023 Chorley 10K and 2K Family Run

You will find information below about registrations for the Chorley 10k and Chorley Family Run event on 7 May 2023. 

Entries & Registration

We look forward to seeing you on the starting line. If you’re not running, you can still come down to cheer on the competitors and enjoy the running village on Fazakerley Street.

Chorley's Angels - Lions Running Community

If you’re thinking of registering for the Chorley 10K but are wanting some support or feeling nervous, don’t worry, because Chorley’s Angels (an initiative created by the Lions Running Community) will be on hand to offer support on the day. 

As a club and as individual runners the Lion Running Community know how nerve wracking it can be taking part in your first race or tackling a new distance and will chat through your concerns, start the race with you and offer support on the way round. 

You can get in touch with them prior to the race: or come and see them at the stand (in the run village) on the day. 

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. Running prams are welcome.
Minimum age: 15 years old on Sunday 7 May 2023

Start time: 10.30am

Cost: Standard entry fee – £22.00. UKA Club Runners – £20.00

• 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. Running prams are welcome.

Minimum age: 4 years old on Sunday 7 May 2023
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


Male – Luke Betts (2022) 31:41:93

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

Over 35

Female – Joanne Murray (2022) 46:57:84

Over 40

Male – David Cookson (2022) 37:36:78

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 – John Heyes (2022) 37:33:98

Female – Fleur Culshaw (2022) 45:21:18


Over 55

Male – Chris Hollinshead (2022) 36:46:11

Female –Ann Cleave (2021) 51:59:71

Over 60 

Male – Paul Muller (2021) 39:12:13

Female – Gillian Middlemas (2022) 54:03:08


Over 65+

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

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


Male – Mike Walker (2022) 47:09:70

2022 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 are lots of car parks in Chorley town centre offering either free or low cost parking. Visit our parking information page for further details.

Road closures

Please be aware that on race day, town centre road closures will be in place to ensure the event is safe for everyone.

Access will be maintained where possible under the safe control of stewards but please note there may be delays.

More details to follow.

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.