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Chesterfield Half Marathon to go ahead

One of the region’s leading independent estate agents has been announced as the title sponsor of the 2017 Chesterfield Half Marathon.

Redbrik Estate Agency, which have five offices based in Chesterfield and Sheffield, has pledged its support to the event with a five-year sponsorship agreement with race organisers MLS Contracts Ltd, the region’s largest major events company.

The Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon will take place this year on Sunday 22nd October and is set to be one of the town’s biggest and most successful community participation events and is backed by Chesterfield Borough Council.

Applications for the half marathon are open from Thursday 22nd June and you can register by visiting www.redbrikchesterfieldhalf.com. A one mile fun run will also be held in conjunction with the Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon at Queen’s Park which is open to people of all ages and abilities.

In addition, one of this year’s main charities for the Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon has been confirmed as Ashgate Hospicecare. The independent charity provides care to patients across North Derbyshire at the hospice, in the community and at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

Mark Ross, Director at Redbrik Estate Agency, said:-

“We are delighted to have agreed a five-year sponsorship deal with the Chesterfield Half Marathon.

“The town of Chesterfield has really got behind and supported Redbrik since we opened and we feel a strong responsibility to contribute back to the community. We love this town and want to see it prosper. I am really looking forward to seeing everyone supporting this event, getting their running shoes on and raising money for some great local charities along the way.”

John Timms, Events Director at MLS Contracts Ltd, commented:-

“It is fantastic news that Redbrik are on board as event sponsors. They are such an innovative company and it will be a pleasure to work with Mark and his team over the next five years.

“Redbrik, Chesterfield Borough Council and MLS are passionate about making the Redbrik Chesterfield Half marathon a successful community mass participation event and we are confident that other supporters will be coming in behind Redbrik, the Council and ourselves in the near future,” added Mr Timms.

Councillor Steve Brunt, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centres and visitor economy said:

“I am sure our residents will be pleased that they can once again participate in the Chesterfield Half Marathon and the fun run events taking place in Queen’s Park.

“It is a fantastic event, which brings the community together and to raise money for a very worthy cause in Ashgate Hospice. We are happy to continue our support for the event – thanks to Redbrik for taking on the sponsorship and for MLS for running the event.”

John Timms, Events Director at MLS Contracts Ltd, said: “We are aware that are a number of people who previously registered for the KidsNCancer Chesterfield Half Marathon 2017. I would like to stress that the Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon 2017 is not in any way connected to the aforementioned event.

“However, as a gesture of good will we have established a process to provide free entry to the new event to anyone who registered and paid to enter the cancelled event.

“The cancelled race entrants will need to register for the Redbrik Chesterfield Half marathon from Thursday 22nd June visiting www.redbrikchesterfieldhalf.com and agree to run the race in aid of Ashgate Hospicecare.

“Once they have raised more than £25 in sponsorship for Ashgate Hospicecare they will be eligible to receive a refund for their Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon 2017 entry fee.

“These steps need to be followed in order to do this:

– Take a screen shot of the total raised for Ashgate Hospicecare or copy of their sponsorship form,

– Proof of entry fee payment for the old event

– Email the documents above to events@ashgatehospicecare.org.uk

“On completion of this process their race entry fee for the Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon 2017 will be refunded within four weeks of Ashgate Hospicecare receiving the individual’s sponsorship money.”

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