New Sponsors And More Updates

Virgin Wines LogoWe are very grateful for the support of Virgin Wines who have been very generous at the 10th hour. Mark Read, a Virgin Wines Personal Wine Advisor sends his best wishes to the runners and team.
And once again we would like to reiterate our gratitude to all the prominent local businesses who are supporting the event including Morrisons, Thwaites, Chorley Building Society and Chorley Council.

We are also happy to welcome back Les Hill  from Dumfries Running Club who took third place at last years event and has moved up an age category and no doubt he will be chasing new age-group goals.

Jon Davies currently has Manflu and everyone sends their best wishes for a speedy recovery in time for Saturday morning… 🙂


  • Starting Line – directions: Follow main park roadway leading from large archway on right hand side, just before park lake, Astley Hall will be on the other side of the lake. You will see us set up from approx 8 am LARGE market stalls, tents, big silver chip-timing Van and a small village of activity. Postcode is PR7 1XA and driving instructions can be found on the Directions page.
    IF unsure ring the Race Director (Stan) on 01257 415632.
  • Pets can bring their people can bring their pets to the event as long as there is someone to pet-sit. Unfortunately runners cannot run with their four-legged friends.
  • Weather forecast says there’s a chance of a shower (subject to change of course) and 12° so that’s warm enough for some great for running.



September 2017 Newsletter

Chorley 6 hour race 2016 runners
Chorley 6 Hour Race 2016

September 2017 Newsletter

With just 35 days to go until the 3rd Annual Chorley 6 Hour Race, interest is picking up. The latest entrant we welcome to the event is our first international runner, Mariusz Kovacs from Hungary, currently living in Preston.
There are 16 runners on the starters list at this time – 9 men and 7 women which is an encouraging statistic – an almost equal split in the genders. Its a great percentage increase from even just a few years ago.

Online entry closure
Online entries close at 23:59 on Thursday 5th October 2017. You won’t be able to enter online after that time.

Right now we have plenty of room though Stan has been saying for some time he has a lot of people interested but who haven’t committed yet. Maybe they will, maybe they won’t – we just don’t know at this point.

Right now at the current rate of entries I would hazard a guess and say new entrants should be ok, even at that late stage but the field has a limit of 40 and that is final. That means that online registration closes whenever the field limit of 40 is reached. So those who haven’t signed up yet should keep an eye on the list.

Anyone wishing to volunteer in any capacity please get in touch with Stan (see below) – you’re help will be greatly appreciated.

I put some questions to Stan to clarify any thoughts people may have on these topics.

    1. Can runners/crew bring their own tents and set them up?
      A. Yes but we have enough under cover storage for runners kit etc, plus adequate tables and chairs for all runners (even if weather is inclement), situated around the small attractive race village.
    2. Is there a designated tent area?
      A. Yes, trackside.
    3. Will you be taking race day entries?
      A. Yes, dependent on how entries show between now and then.
    4. Will you have a waiting list in the event of the race selling out?
      A. Yes,  that would be a luxury in 2017.
    5. Would you offer a free entry for next years event to volunteers?
      A. Yes  if they so wished and contributed constructively previously to event. ie. staying for the whole event and helping marshall or at the Aid table. (Please contact Stan if you would like to volunteer:

Course Profile
We have added the course profile to the course page. The elevation gain is about 7 m per loop.

Special Prize: The 2017 male/female winner at Chorley will receive a free entry into the Liverpool Hope University 6 Hour Road Race on Friday 27th April 2018.

Any Questions?
If anyone has any questions please feel free to ask via the contact form or via our Facebook page.