Chorley 10k/2k 2024: Everything you need to know about this weekend's fun run

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Hundreds are expected to attend Chorley 10K and 2K Family Run this weekend.

The Chorley 10K and 2K Family Run returns this weekend with hundreds expected to attend.

With around 1,500 competitors at last year’s event and even more spectators visiting the town centre, this popular annual event, organised by Chorley Council supported by Fylde Coast Runners, welcomes runner of all abilities.

The annual Chorley 2k fun run and 10k race brought hundreds of runners to Chorley town centre last year.The annual Chorley 2k fun run and 10k race brought hundreds of runners to Chorley town centre last year.
The annual Chorley 2k fun run and 10k race brought hundreds of runners to Chorley town centre last year. | Paul Heyes

Where is it and when?

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Starting and finishing in Chorley town centre, it will be taking place on Sunday, May 5.

The route will take runners through the beautiful Astley Park, the Chorley 10K is a chip-timed, marshalled race with entrants receiving a unique medal and a locally sourced Chorley Cake at the finish line.

Entrants to the 2K Family Run will also receive a medal when they complete the race, and Reeds Refillery has also kindly donated a snack bag of banana chips to be enjoyed by all entrants.

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What time will the races start?

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The 2K Family Run will start at 9.30am followed by the Chorley 10K at 10.30am. Both races start and finish on Market Street and will be started by the Mayor of Chorley, Councillor Tommy Gray.

Supporters at last year's race. Supporters at last year's race.
Supporters at last year's race. | Paul Heyes

Where can I park?

Road closures will be in place on the day of the event from 8.30am – 12.30pm, on parts of Market Street, Southport Road, High Street as well as on St Thomas’s Road and Park Road. Most car parks in Chorley town centre are free on race day.

For a list of car parks click HERE.

Road closures will be in place on the day of the event from 8.30am – 12.30pm, on parts of Market Street, Southport Road, High Street as well as on St Thomas’s Road and Park Road.

Chris Sinnott, Chief Executive of Chorley Council said: "We can’t wait to see everyone crossing the finish line to receive their medals, so if you’re a regular runner, a fun runner or just want to give it a go, get signed up for this fantastic event.

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"The event always creates a great atmosphere in the town centre, so even if you’re not competing, why not come and support the competitors, there’ll be plenty to enjoy!" As part of the event, alongside the races, there’ll also be the fabulous run village on Fazakerley Street, full of organisations offering information and activities, face painting for children (fee applies), plus entertainment at 1498 at Chorley’s covered market.

With over 1,600 people registered to run it promises to be a fantastic day.

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