A team from Chesterfield Borough Council, led by the town’s mayor, are to run the Chesterfield Half Marathon to raise money for charity.
The four-strong group will run around 3.3 miles each in a relay of the Chesterfield Half Marathon course on Sunday 2 October to raise money for the mayor’s two nominated charities. They are:
- The Macmillan Cancer Support Appeal for the new Macmillan Cancer Centre at Chesterfield Royal Hospital
- Accessible Derbyshire
Calling themselves the Mayor’s Relay Team, the group will be led off by Chesterfield Borough Council chief executive Huw Bowen, who will pass on to Councillor Amanda Serjeant, cabinet member for town centre and visitor economy. She will then handover to Councillor John Dickinson before the last leg is run by the mayor Councillor Steve Brunt.
Councillor Brunt said: “During my term as mayor we are holding a series of events to raise money for these two great local causes.
“When I was asked to start the Chesterfield Half Marathon it got me thinking about whether I could also take part in some way as well.
“So I have put together a team who will run the race in relay. This will enable me to start the race for all the runners, alongside the mayoress, and then go and get changed so that I can run the last leg later on.
“I am sure it will be a lot of fun and there may be a bit of a competitive streak going on between the four of us running to see who can get the best time.”
The team have been donated a set of Mayor’s Relay Team running shirts by the Print Shack especially for the occasion.
Anyone who wishes to sponsor the Mayor’s Marathon Team can do so by sending cheques payable to the Mayor’s Appeal to the Mayor’s Office, Town Hall, Rose Hill, Chesterfield, S40 1LP.
The 13.1 mile Chesterfield Half Marathon course will start and finish at Queen’s Park in Chesterfield. This year’s route has been changed in response to feedback from runners in previous years. It will start at 9am. Further information is available from www.chesterfieldmarathon.org.uk (opens in new window)