Sunday 8 May 2022We 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 8 May 2022.
Entries & Registration
Due to an overwhelming number of people registering online for the Chorley 10K & 2K Family Races, registration is now closed, and we are unable to accept race registrations on the day of the event.
Thank you to everyone who has signed up to take part. 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.
Bag Drop – There will be a bag drop available on the day. This will be un-manned so all items are left at the owner’s risk. No valuables should be left and the organisers cannot accept any responsibility for lost/stolen items.
Route & 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. Running prams are welcome.
• Minimum age: 15 years old on Sunday 8 May 2022
• 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. Running prams are welcome.
• Minimum age: 4 years old on Sunday 8 May 2022
• 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.
Male – Simon Croft (2021) 33:49:17
Female – Lucy Pilkington (2019) 42:37:59
Female – Sara Baranowska (2021) 47:34:34
Male – Neil Adair (2021) 37:50:64
Female – Janette Rayton (2021) 45:56:44
Male – Gareth Booth (2019) 34:53:16
Female – Laura Murphy (2021) 46:50:82
Male – Darren Martin (2021) 39:28:64
Female – Debbie Kirkman (2019) 46:00:31
Male – Michael O’Donnell (2019) 40:51:36
Female –Ann Cleave (2021) 51:59:71
Male – Paul Muller (2021) 39:12:13
Female – Jan Elkins (2021) 56:43:71
Male – Malcolm Thomson (2021) 51:50:95
Female – Carol Douglass (2021) 54:00:29
Male – Ray Taylor (2021) 49:32:07
Find your way
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.
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.
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 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.
Please be aware that on race day, town centre road closures will be in place to ensure the event is safe for everyone.
The following road closures will be in place from 9am to 12pm
- Southport Road from its junction at Ackhurst Road to St. Thomas’s Road
- St. Thomas’s Road from its junction at Southport Road to High Street
- Park Road from its junction at High Street to Preston Street
- Market Street from its junction at High Street to St. George’s Street
Access will be maintained where possible under the safe control of stewards but please note there may be delays.