Next run: Monday 17 January 2022

About our group

Welcome to Chorley Runners.


Chorley Runners are back up and holding our regular run sessions.

We are currently offering sessions on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. 

Monday evening sessions are restarting and back in Buckshaw starting in early January.

We will also be starting our first beginners running sessions on a Monday evening.

We also hope to be restarting daytime sessions depending on demand. 

We have a weekly 5km easy pace run every Saturday morning. 

We also have monthly sessions on Saturdays including, a long trail 10km +,   parkrun away trips to local parkruns and 10 km group runs.

Additional sessions are being added and updates will be posted here and in our Facebook groups.

Our current running sessions have been  posted online 

#MyRunMyPace #StaySafe #KeepRunning

England Athletics have now provided guidance on restarting running at https://www.englandathletics.org/.../guidance-update.../...

#MyRunMyPace #StaySafe #KeepRunning

As you will all appreciate, we have worked hard so that we can reopen as a group. We have now developed a full Covid-19 policy and believe we have made every effort to define our COVID-19 secure environment to allow us to run safe running sessions again, with assistance from our friends at Lions Running Community. This policy and associated risk assessment forms have been uploaded to the files section of our Facebook groups to make it available to everyone in the group.

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.

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

  • Beginner to Winner - learn to run sessions
  •  5k maintenance sessions to keep you running
  • Longer distance sessions to help you progress and push yourself a little, 7km and 10km runs.
  • Monthly group trips to a local parkrun in the area
  • Monthly Trail running sessions
  • 5-10k running course held three times a year.  Sessions are focused on helping runners progress their running distance to 10k over a 7-week period.
  • 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. 
  • Our aim is to make running a fun and sociable activity which keeps us all fit. 
  • We are a friendly group, run by volunteers, and we cater to anyone who wants to run with no pressure and no time limits. 
  • We focus on running distances, not on 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 all 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 for visually and hearing-impaired runners, we have a number of licensed, experienced and qualified Guide Runners and a British Sign Language (BSL) Communicator.

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

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

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

We also offer a great range of good value, high-quality running kit including technical shirts, hoodies, hats, bags, shorts and leggings as well as ICE tags and Event Pins with the group’s logo on them. 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
  • In July 2019 the entire run leader team was nominated for EA RunTogether volunteers of the year.



Contact Group

Contact details

Justin Bentley - Group Leader

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" - Location TBC

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