Next run: Wednesday 17 April 2024

About our group

Welcome to Chorley Runners

Chorley Runners is an award-winning, friendly and inclusive running group, based at Astley Park, Chorley, Lancashire. 

We started as an informal friends' running group in April 2015, following the first Chorley C25K course. We were set up as the C25K follow-on running group and then became a RunTogether group in October 2016.

We have been supported through a Chorley Council Small Community Grant.

We are currently offering sessions on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings and Wednesday and  Saturday mornings. Our current running sessions have been posted online.  Additional sessions are being added and updates will be posted here and in our Facebook groups.

Our group motto is #MyRunMyPace

We offer several free, regular running sessions, the details of the different running sessions are listed under the Our Runs tab above.

We meet on Monday and Thursday evenings, Wednesday mornings and evenings and on Saturday mornings. We offer:

  • Regular 5 km running sessions on Monday and Wednesday evenings, and occasionally on Saturday mornings.
  • Wednesday Morning run sessions from Astley Park
  • Longer distance sessions to help you progress and push yourself a little,  Wednesday and Thursday 7km and Monday 10km runs.
  • There are monthly sessions on Saturdays including:
    • Monthly group trips to a local parkrun in the area
    • Monthly Trail running sessions - 10+ Km 
    • Monthly long runs - 10+ km arranged informally
  • Occasional running courses
    • Beginner to Winner - learn to run sessions during the year
    • 5-10k running course held three times a year.  Sessions are focused on helping runners progress their running distance to 10k over 7 weeks.
    • 10-16k running course held subject to demand.
  • The groups UK Athletics coaches can also offer

Our objectives are:

  • All sessions are suitable for all running abilities, including those who may have completed a Couch to 5K course. 
  • We aim to make running a fun and sociable activity which keeps us all fit. 
  • We are a friendly group run by volunteers and cater to anyone who wants to run with no pressure and no time limits. 
  • We focus on running distances, not pace or speed, everyone and anyone is welcome to any run session.
  • All groups loop or pause at regular intervals to ensure no runner, regardless of their ability or pace, is ever left behind and to ensure everyone runs together,
  • All the run leaders and group helpers are volunteers.
  • All Run Leaders are trained, qualified, licensed and insured UK Athletics Coaches (CIRF or Endurance Event Group) or Leaders in Running Fitness (LIRF)
  • All Run Leaders are DBS checked and First Aid qualified.
  • To cater to visually impaired runners, we have several licensed, experienced and qualified Guide Runners. 

All sessions are free, the only requirement is that we ask you to sign up for RunTogether via this website, and then add Chorley Runners as your running group. #BookCheckInRun

Come along and join Chorley Runners for a friendly run. #MyRunMyPace

We also offer a great range of good value, high-quality running kits including technical shirts, hoodies, hats, bags, shorts and leggings as well as ICE tags and Event Pins with the group’s logo on them. We also have arranged discounts with Sportsshoes.com and High5. See our club kit tab on this website.

The group has won several awards since its creation in 2015 including:

  • October 2017, awarded Group of the Month by RunTogether
  • September 2018, awarded Sports Club of the Year at Chorley Council's Sports Awards
  • September 2018 awarded Runner Up in Bolton Council's Sports Awards.
  • November 2018 awarded Sports Club of the Year - Runner Up at the Lancashire County Sports Awards.
  • October 2019 Daniel Rivett, one of our Run Leaders, won Volunteer of the Year at Chorley Councils Sports awards
  • October 2019 nominated again for Sports Club of the Year at Chorley Councils’ Sports awards

#MyRunMyPace #StaySafe #KeepRunning


Contact Group

Meet our Team

Our locations


Hallgate Car Park (near Astley Hall) [PR7 1XA]

Malthouse Farm pub, Chorley. Park in top car park at Premier Inn

Cafe Ambio's courtyard (next to Astley Hall) [PR7 1XA]

Minstrel pub at Eaves Green Road [PR7 3PF]

Lock and Quay botany bay meet in front of the pub

Buckshaw Parkway car park - park furthest away from ticket office

Queen's Road Car Park [PR7 1JU]

Utiligroup car park [PR7 6TE]

Portland St. Car park next to MacDonalds, park nearest the station end

Whins Lane lay-by near Higher Wheelton, park at the top of Whins Lane near the A674 Junction

Morrison's Car Park, park at the bottom two rows furthest away from the store.

Witton Park ParkRun - meet at car park [Blackburn BB2 2TP]

Preston parkrun - meet by cafe at Avenham Park

Cuerden parkrun - meet at Town brow car park

Bolton parkrun, leverhulme park

Cafe Ambio's courtyard (next to Astley Hall) [PR7 1XA]

Haigh Country Park, Haigh, Wigan, Lancashire, WN2 1PE

Kew Woods, Bentham’s Way, Birkdale, Southport, PR8 4HX

Pennington Flash Car Park, Leigh, WN7 3PA

Yarrow Valley Car Park

Hyndburn ParkRun - meet at Wilson Playing Fields, Woodland Drv, Clayton-le-Moors, Accrington BB5 5SD

Parkrun "away day" - Check our Facebook groups for location updates

Edge Hill, Ormskirk ParkRun - Edge Hill University, Sporting Edge, St Helens Road, L39 4QP

Worsley Woods ,M30 8AR

Stanley Park, West Park Drive, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY3 9HQ

Tawd Valley Park (next to the Nye Bevan Swimming Pool), Southway, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 6LT.

Towneley Hall, Holmes St. Burnley, BB11 3RQ.

Stanley Park, West Park Drive, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY3 9HQ

Heaton Park, Manchester

The Bandstand, Victoria Park, City Rd, St Helens, WA10 2UE

Hesketh Park, Park Crescent, Southport, PR9 9ND.

Brookwood Way just off Central Ave

Yarrow Valley, Birkacre car park

Sutton Manor parkrun, Jubuts Lane, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA9 4BB

Bressay parkrun, Shetland

Pendle parkrun

Wythenshawe Park, Wythenshawe Road, Wythenshawe, M23 0AB

Adlington Station Park & Ride

Cleveland Street car park, pr7 1dn

Friday Street Multi-Storey Car Park

Meet on top level of Cleveland street car park

Check Facebook for location start point details

Lancaster Parkrun

Princes park, Liverpool

Philips Park, Manchester

Worden park car park

Asda Chorley Superstore