Runners at the Chesterfield Half Marathon

New Chesterfield 10K replaces the half marathon

Cancelled Chesterfield Half Marathon replaced by a new 10K in October 2021.

The new Redbrik Foundation Chesterfield 10K is set to make its debut on Sunday 17 October 2021 and is the first of that distance in the area. It replaces the Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon which this year, was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak and the 10K aims to build upon the success of its predecessor. 

Running is one of several sports that have grown in popularity during the crisis as an increased number of people undertook exercise or some form of physical activity. As restrictions are further eased and races are permitted to take place as ‘Covid-19 secure’ events at present with a view to returning to normal next year, this 10K is something to aim for. 

10K is an accessible distance and opens up the event to more people particularly new runners wanting to test themselves over 6.2 miles. The Redbrik Chesterfield 10K offers a fast, scenic route through this attractive market town in Derbyshire, passing well-known landmarks such as the Crooked Spire and starts and finishes in Queen’s Park. There will be plenty of encouragement from the local community, helping to motivate runners to the finish where they receive a medal and tech T-shirt for their efforts. A Fun Run and Wellbeing Challenge will also take place. 

This race is supporting three official charity partners – Ashgate Hospicecare, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and the Redbrik Foundation, following on from the substantial amount raised for these causes by the Chesterfield Half Marathon.

Fans of the Chesterfield Half Marathon are disappointed it is no longer happening but the organisers of the new 10K hope they will embrace this replacement which is keen to attract newcomers as well as existing runners. 

To enter, visit the Redbrik Foundation Chesterfield 10K website.

Image courtesy: Redbrik Foundation Chesterfield 10K

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