Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon organisers target further growth after ‘incredible’ success of this year’s event

The Redbrik Chesterfield half marathon celebration and 2019 launch event.
The Redbrik Chesterfield half marathon celebration and 2019 launch event.

Organisers of the Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon say they are targeting further growth after launching next year’s event.

They have set their sights on attracting more than 2,000 runners for 2019 - with more than 200 people already signed up following the success of last month’s half marathon.

Up to 1,500 people signed up to take part in this year’s event – an increase from 800 in 2017 - and organisers are hopeful the annual race will become even more successful.

Event director John Timms said: “We were really pleased with this year’s event. The Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon is an amazing group of people coming together to make something special happen in the town of Chesterfield.

“Without all our partners, the event would not happen. The growth that we saw from last year to this year was incredible – let’s hope we can keep doing that, that’s the challenge that we’re setting ourselves.

“Let’s keep building – we want to get to 3,000, even 4,000 runners, and through our partners I think we’re able to do that. The people of Chesterfield have been amazing in supporting the event – it’s so important to have their support. With their support, anything is possible.”

Estate agency Redbrik will be 2019 title sponsor for year three of its five-year partnership deal, with Ashgate Hospicecare again the event’s main charity partner and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice also a charity partner.

Mark Ross, director of Redbrik, said: “Being involved in the Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon is fantastic for us as a business. It gives us the opportunity to give back to the town and help further enhance the wellbeing culture which everybody is looking to promote.

“We’re huge advocates of Chesterfield, we want to promote what’s here and it’s a brilliant place to live and work. To have an event which is expanding, as the Half Marathon has done, is so crucial for the area.

“It’s also a great opportunity to raise funds and awareness for brilliant local causes such as Ashgate Hospicecare and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, charities which do so much for people across the region.”

Entries for next year’s race are now open via an Early Bird offer available until January 31 priced at £22, with the regular price of £28 applying thereafter.

Runners can also enter a five-mile run for just £18.

- For more information or to sign up, visit www.redbrikchesterfieldhalf.com.