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Route change as Race for Life returns to Chesterfield

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is returning to Chesterfield to raise vital funds.

This year’s event will set off from Queen’s Park at 10.30am on Sunday 3 June and follow a different route to previous years, which it is hoped will also reduce disruption to motorists.

Participants will complete a double lap of Queen’s Park and Boythorpe Avenue as part of a 5km route instead of going through the town centre.

As a result there will only be road closures on Boythorpe Avenue and Park Road - between Boythorpe Avenue and the exit from Markham Road Retail Park - from early morning until early afternoon.

Chesterfield Race For Life Start 2017

To enable the event to run smoothly Chesterfield Borough Council will also temporarily close the Queen’s Park North and Albion Road car parks. The other town centre car parks at Rose Hill, Soresby Street, Holywell Cross (Donut) and Ashgate Road will remain open as normal.

Councillor Steve Brunt, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centres and visitor economy said: “We are pleased to support Chesterfield’s Race for Life event each year because it is such a good cause.

“All of us will have been touched by cancer at some time in our lives either through having the disease or knowing someone who has.

“The revised route this year will hopefully keep any disruption in to a minimum and roads and car parks will reopen as soon as possible after the race has finished.

“We hope that as many people as possible will either take part in the race or come down to watch it as a spectator.”

If you are interested you can enter the race (put Chesterfield in search box) or become a volunteer to help run the event.

First published on 18 May 2018 Last updated on 18 May 2018