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Chesterfield Half Marathon

Half Marathon

The Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon will take place this year on Sunday 21st October and is set to be once again be one of the town’s biggest and most successful community participation events.

The event will incorporate 2 new events in 2018 with the addition of a 5 Mile Challenge and a Wellbeing Challenge. Staged in partnership with Redbrik Estate Agents and Chesterfield Borough Council, this event has a fantastic and challenging course through the heart of Chesterfield.

Chesterfield Half Marathon Road Closures

There will be a number of road closures and parking restrictions in place for the Chesterfield Half Marathon.

In accordance with traffic authority regulations for Derbyshire County Council, an order has been made prohibiting and restricting the use of certain roads and road junctions by vehicles in order to facilitate the safe holding of the Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon.

The event will require the closure of roads and road junctions, car parking restrictions as well as the suspension of a number of Traffic Regulation Orders between 04:00 until 16:00 on Sunday 21st October 2018.

Download a full list of Chesterfield Half Marathon Road Closures 2018 .

The organisers would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused and thank everyone for their support of the Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon.

Marshalls required for the Chesterfield Half Marathon

Charity partners of the 2018 Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon are on the lookout for volunteers to get involved with this year’s event, which takes place on 21 October.

Marshals will help to play a key role in the success of the Half Marathon, which is set for a bumper year with more than 1,000 people having registered to take part. They will be stationed at various points around the Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon and Peak FM Five Mile Run routes, assisting and supporting participants, local residents and spectators.

If you are aged 18 or older and are interested in volunteering at the 2018 Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon, contact the events team at Ashgate Hospicecare on 01246 233404 or email

Charity Partners for Chesterfield Half Marathon

Charity Partners for the event are once again Ashgate Hospicecare and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. Runners last year generated over £50,000 for charities in the Chesterfield region.

Peak FM 5 Mile Challenge

A new edition for 2018
Aged 17 and over
Runners will do the first mile and last four miles of the Half Marathon course.

To see the route please click the picture below or for more information click here.

Peak FM 5 Mile

Blachford Fun Run

A short 1Km route around Queens Park for everybody young and old.
Prams, buggies and dogs welcome.

For more information click here.

The Pronto Paints Wellbeing Challenge

A new edition for 2018
Organisations and groups of people can enter the Wellbeing Challenge. To complete the challenge you must enter 2 people in each of the following races: Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon, 5 Mile Challenge and the Fun Run. This could be a family group including children in the Fun Run or a business – both groups promoting healthy living.

For more information click here.

Chesterfield Half Marathon Route

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.

The race is for those aged 17 and over.

Download the Route 


Chesterfield Half Marathon Route 2018

Poppy Commemoration at the Crooked Spire
Poppy display at the Crooked Spire

To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of the War, an individual poppy has been knitted for the 1,574 service persons from the town that were killed during World War One.

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  • Queens Park


  • 9.30


  • £20 - Early Bird available until 31st January 2018 - Half Marathon
  • £27 - Half Marathon
  • £15 - 5 Mile Challenge
  • £5 - Fun Run
  • £80 - Wellbeing Challenge

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