Chorley 6 Hour Road Race – Latest News

Mark Bissel
Mark Bissel Winner in 2016

Chorley 6 Hour Road Race – Latest News

Entries will be taken on the day – prior notice by interested runners would be appreciated.
Registration from 8:30 am for a 10 am start.

Awards and prizes to at least the first three men/women and further down, dependent on loyal sponsors support.

Our competent TEAM CHORLEY manual lap recording squad will be joined by WHATS MY TIME, a qualified experienced company run by JULIE and GRAHAM BURROWS in the essential engine room.
New recruits welcome on board to serve ultra-distance sport will be District senior/junior Explorer Scouts. We are very grateful for their support for the event and we hope they have a memorable experience.

Dignitaries from Chorley Council (more details later) will start the event and present awards on site, as soon as possible after the finish.

The winners of the women’s and men’s races will receive free entry to the Liverpool 6 hour road race, Friday April 27th 2018, 10 am to 4 pm.
The venue is at Liverpool Hope University on-campus – race name: RUN FOR HOPE

Also, the winning team at Chorley will be presented with THE ASTLEY SHIELD in 2017. Dumfries R.C. were the winners in 2016, clocking up 117.004 km

We are ready. If you are, give us a try over the 6 hours allotted period.

Best wishes from the Team at Chorley.


The 2018 Liverpool Hope University 6 Hour Road Race

Liverpool Hope University 6 hour raceThe 2018 Liverpool Hope University 6 Hour Road Race

  • 10:00 am Start
  • The course is a approximately 500 m traffic free loop within the campus
  • Aid table with snacks and drinks
  • The race is set over a 6 hour time limit. The mileage covered in the 6 hour period determines runner placings in the race. Whilst this is not a race with a set distance of 50km, times and positions will be recorded at 50km.

Distances at:

– Standard Marathon Distance – 26m 385yds
– 40 Miles
– 50 miles

Two or more runners from the same club constitutes a team.

Relay Options:

6 hours – 6x Team members running 1x hour each
6 hours – 3x Team members running 2x hours each
6 hours – 2x Team members running 3x hours each


Entry via Racespace

The 6 Hour Road Race Series

We are pleased to announce a new series of three 6 hour races that will take place from August 2017 to April 2018.
First up will be the Preston 6 Hour which will take place on August 12th at the same location as Stan’s Foxton24 hour race at UCLAN. This is a great venue with all the facilities necessary and plenty of space and comes with all the benefits of running a track race.

The 3rd Chorley 6 Hour takes place at Astley Park on October 7th. This event, like all the 6 hour events, has an entry limit of 40 and Chorley is filling up quicker than last year. The course is a 732.234m loop and the race will start at 10:00 am.

The third event is also a new 6 hour race and will take place in Liverpool on Friday 27th of April 2018. Discussions concerning the details are ongoing and will be announced shortly.

6 Hours is a great distance for those who are curious to see what can be accomplished in 6 hours and forms a stepping stone to the 12 and 24 hour events that are more challenging. Getting beyond the marathon is not as difficult as it seems. Check out any or all of the races and discover what you can achieve on your own two feet.

All races can be entered online via Race Space

Chorley 6 Hour 2017 Chip Timed

The Chorley 6 Hour Race 2017 is pleased to announce a new partnership with HillrunHill runner chip timingner Chip Timing who will be providing the results service.

Phillip Eccleston’s well established chip timing company based in North West Bolton is an events organiser/management company  offering chip-timing system hire & event equipment, training and coaching and also has a mobile and online shop.