Useful links to other running events

Running events you may be interested in attending

A few web links to local running events and organisations that we think you may be interested in signing up to.


Parkrun events run every Saturday, starting at 9am all over the UK and many other countries. They are free to enter and there are quite a number of local parkruns in the area at Preston, Lytham, Blackburn, Cuerden, Wigan, Edge Hill, Pennington and Bolton.

These 5 km runs are a great way to check your running progress and are a friendly, non competitive way of seeing how you are progressing and meeting other runners.  See the web site for details.

Stop Press: When you register, you can now put down Chorley Runners as your club. :)

Lions Running Community

The Lions Running Community is a free, friendly running group that has started up to replace the now closed Chorley Sweatshop Running Community.

They organise a number of regular running sessions each week aimed at runners of all abilities.  The Wednesday evening sessions start at 6:30 pm from the Golden Lion pub in Wheelton. Run sessions may also be arranged for other evenings and weekends and also occasionally starting from other locations.

They organise routes around Chorley each week throughout the year from runs along the canal in the lighter nights to safe road runs in the winter.

Free to sign up to, they are another RunTogether group so you just need to add Lions Running Community group to your RunTogether profile.

Fylde Coast Running 

Fylde Coast Running organises a number of excellent running events in the Lytham, Preston and Blackpool area which are cheap and fun. They also notably organise the Chorley Fire 10K event.

You don't need to be a member of Fylde Coast runners to enter their events.

Lakeland Trails

If you get fed up of just running on roads, then Lakeland Trails organise a series of events in the Lake District running along paths and trails within beautiful countryside.  With distances from 5k, 10k, 14/15k, half marathon and marathon, and even longer, there is something for everyone. 

Enjoy running somewhere different and not worrying about how fast you are. Great atmosphere and excellent support and post run village and entertainment.

Running diary

A really useful site for searching for events by date and location and distance from home.

Mad Bull Events

A local Bolton based running events group - some great local races including two trail runs in Duxbury woods/ Yarrow Valley.

Virtual Runner UK

A virtual race is a race that can be ran at any location. You can walk, use the treadmill, run outside or participate in another race. You can run your race at your pace anywhere in the world.

Virtual races are a great way to stay fit and active all year round, run for a good cause and get awesome medals for your participation!

Trail Running Association (TRA)

The TRA has a useful race event directory for anyone interested in running trail events - anything from 5 KM to full Marathons. Another useful source of events.