Route confirmed for 2018 Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon
Organisers of the 2018 Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon have confirmed the route for this year’s race.
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The event, which in its first year saw more than 800 people sign up, will take place on Sunday 21 October, starting at 9:30 am – and will both start and finish in Chesterfield’s Queen’s Park.
The race begins in the Park with a new first mile route, before runners head through the town centre to be cheered on by the crowds in the market square and looping around the town’s famous crooked spire and southwards onto the A617.
Runners will then get the unique opportunity of not only running along the dual carriageway, but on right-hand side of the road, before heading towards Hasland Road and coming back towards the town centre, passing the halfway point in Hasland.
The runners will then have another chance to lap up the atmosphere of the busy crowds as they head back towards the town centre, past headline sponsors Redbrik Estate Agents, the town hall and out onto Chatsworth Road. They then then head towards event charity partner Ashgate Hospicecare, before looping back onto Chatsworth Road and heading for the finish line in Queens Park.
Changes from 2017 include the relocation of service station three, which has moved closer to the town centre from Hasland Road to Vicar Lane, and the removal of Furnace Hillock Way.
The 1km Fun Run will also take place during the main event in Queen’s Park, with further details to be confirmed for the Half Marathon’s other events – the Peak FM Five Mile Run and the Wellbeing Challenge – in due course.
John Timms, Event Director at Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon, said: “We’re delighted to confirm the route for this year’s Half Marathon, which will be bigger and better than ever.
“Following feedback from runners, Chesterfield Borough Council and event partners, we’re building on the route to not only provide an enhanced experience for our runners, but also provide easier movement for traffic, to keep the people of Chesterfield moving around the town as much as possible.
“It also offers more opportunities for people to come and watch the event, with more time spent in the town centre and Queen’s Park. Friends and family can easily see runners a few times within walking distance of the start.
“We’re really excited about this year’s event and we can’t wait until it starts.”
Entries remain open for the Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon, which is being held in aid of Ashgate Hospicecare, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and countless other good causes.