Everything you need to know about new Chesterfield 10K run: Route, road closures and how to take part
Organisers have released details about Chesterfield’s new 10K running event – the first of its distance to be held in the town centre.
The Redbrik Foundation event, which is due to take place on on October 17, 2021, has been designed to ‘reduce traffic disruption’ around the town and replaces the previous Chesterfield Half Marathon.
The route will begin in Queens Park before runners head out onto the A617 along Chatsworth Road towards Brampton, passing close to charity partner’s Ashgate Hospice.
After passing the halfway point, runners will make their way eastwards towards the historic town centre before heading down Glumangate past the service station at Redbrik’s Chesterfield office and taking in the famous Crooked Spire.
Runners will then return to Queens Park to be cheered towards the finish line, taking a final lap of the green space.
John Timms, event director at Redbrik Foundation Chesterfield 10K, said: "We're delighted to confirm the route for this year's 10K.
"Following feedback from the previous Chesterfield Half Marathon's and Chesterfield Borough Council, we have designed the route to provide an enhanced experience for our runners and also reduce traffic disruption and length of road closures significantly.
"It also offers more opportunities for people to come and watch the event, with spectators able to stay in Queen's Park or the town centre. Friends and family can easily see runners a few times within walking distance from the start."
Charity partners for the event are Redbrik Foundation, Ashgate Hospicecare and Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.
Previously more than £140,000 was raised for good causes over several years through the Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon.
The 10K is described as ‘an accessible event and aims to promote and support local people's health and well-being with a fast, picturesque route’.
In addition to the 10K, the 1km Blachford Fun Run and Pronto Paints Well Being Challenge will also take place on October 17, 2021 – with more details to follow soon.
To register for an early bird ticket before the deadline of March 31, visit https://redbrik.co.uk/events/