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Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon passes 1,000 sign-ups

Event organisers, sponsors and charity partners are ‘overwhelmed’ by support for the 2018 Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon – which is set to become one of the region’s biggest-ever mass participation events after more than 1,000 people signed up to take part.

Following a sign-up total of around 800 in its inaugural outing in 2017 and with more than six weeks still to go until race day, a four-figure turnout is expected across the event’s three main elements – the biggest entry seen in advance of a Chesterfield Half Marathon.

This year’s event will include three separate challenges – the 13.1-mile half marathon, the Peak FM Five Mile Run and Blachford Fun Run. Also open for entries is the team-focused Pronto Paints Wellbeing Challenge, with its £80 entry fee including two entries into each challenge on event day.

Online entries into all elements will remain open until two weeks before the race, with entries into the 1km Blachford Fun Run to be accepted on the day.

The event will be held in aid of multiple good causes, including charity partners Ashgate Hospicecare and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. Last year’s Half Marathon raised more than £50,000 for charity, with event organisers hopeful of beating that figure in 2018.

Charity partners are also on the lookout for marshals to get involved on race day, to contribute to an enjoyable, efficient and safe event for runners.

Marshals will be stationed around the course at various points to assist and support participants, as well as local residents and spectators when needed.

John Timms, Event Director at Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon, said: “We’re delighted to have achieved a four-figure sign-up total for the Half Marathon event day already, and we’ve been overwhelmed by the support for this year’s event.

“With around a month still to go until registrations for the Half Marathon come to an end, we’re optimistic of that figure growing even further in the build-up.

“It’ll also be great to see volunteers turn out in large numbers to support the event and our fantastic charity partners. Event marshals played a huge part in the success of the 2017 Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon and will no doubt provide more crucial support this year.”

For more information on the Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon click here.

Ashleigh and Charlie were the fastest male and female runners in the 2017 event.

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