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The Chorley 10K and 2K Family Run event is back for 2024

Posted on - 5th March, 2024 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Chorley News, Chorley town centre, Kid's stuff, Preston News, South Ribble News, Sport, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Hundreds of runners took part in the Chorley 10K race in 2023 Pic: Paul Heyes
Hundreds of runners took part in the Chorley 10K race in 2023 Pic: Paul Heyes

The Chorley 10K and 2K Family Run will return on Sunday 5 May.

Registration is now open for the event, which is in its fifth year and organised by Chorley Council in conjunction with Fylde Coast Runners.

Both races start and finish on Market Street, with the route taking runners through the beautiful Astley Park, which is lined with spectators cheering competitors on.

Deputy Leader of Chorley Council, Councillor Peter Wilson said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming competitors and visitors back to Chorley town centre for this fantastic event.

“The event grows in popularity every year and has something for everyone. Whether you’re a regular runner, a fun runner or want to be part of the atmosphere by cheering the competitors on, come and be part of the day.”

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The Chorley 10K is a chip-timed race, with a two-lap course, starting at 10.30am, with minimum entry age being 15 years. The entry fee is £25, or £23 if a UKA Club Runner.

Runners must be aged four years and over to enter the 2K Family Run, which starts at 9.30am. The entry fee is £6.50.

Participants at the 2k Family Run in 2023 Pic: Paul Heyes
The 2k Family Run is for those age four years and up Pic: Paul Heyes

Competitors can run just for fun or to raise money for their chosen charity should they wish. Those wanting to enter can do so on the Check Out Chorley website. All entrants will receive a medal at the finish line.

It’s not all about the competing – people are being urged to line the route to cheer on the runners and there’ll also be a run village on Fazakerley Street with running and fitness-related businesses and groups offering advice and activities. Plus, there will be face painting for the children.

Businesses are encouraged to get involved in the event by providing offers for medal holders, and can email events@chorley.gov.uk to discuss.

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