Chesterfield Half Marathon’s Peak FM Five Mile Run route confirmed
Organisers of the Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon have announced the route for the Peak FM Five Mile Run, which is set to make its debut at this year’s event.
The race, which is just under half the distance of the main Chesterfield Half Marathon, will start and finish in Queen’s Park and take in the west side of the north Derbyshire town.
As well as being a standalone event, it also forms part of the Pronto Paints Wellbeing Challenge, another new addition to the 2018 event which encourages participants to register as a team.
The Wellbeing Challenge includes two entries into each element – the 1km Fun Run, Peak FM Five Mile Run and Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon.
The Five Mile run will start in Queen’s Park before heading north, taking in Mile One of the Half Marathon before turning left onto the A619, onto Chatsworth Road, right onto Barker Lane and left along Ashgate Road.
From there, the route then heads south and back onto Chatsworth Road before continuing onto West Bars and southwards back into the Park for the finish.
John Timms, Event Director at Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon, said: “We’re extremely excited by the addition of the Peak FM Five Mile Run to this year’s Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon.
“This year’s Half Marathon is set to be bigger and better than ever, with events catered for all ages such as the Fun Run, Five Mile Run and the Wellbeing Challenge, which incorporates all elements of the event.
“The Five Mile Run route also represents a great chance for friends and family of participants to come and watch the event and catch sight of the runners more than once, with participants starting and finishing in Queen’s Park and running along Chatsworth Road twice.
“We’re really excited about this year’s event and we can’t wait until it starts.”
Entries remain open for the Peak FM Five Mile Run and the Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon’s various events.
For more information about all of the races click here.