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Running the race to fight cancer

More than 1,200 people are expected to walk, jog and run through Chesterfield town centre this Sunday, 22 May in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, leaving the Town Hall at 10.30 am.

As usual, some car parks and roads will be closed for periods of the day while the race takes place in the town centre.

To enable the event to run smoothly Chesterfield Borough Council will temporarily close:

  • Queens Park North car park
  • Rose Hill car park
  • Albion Road car park.

Soresby Street car park will also open only for participants in the event. It will reopen to the public once the race is finished.

During the race alternative parking can be found at Saltergate multi-storey, Holywell Cross (Donut), Ashgate Road or Queen’s Park South car parks.

Several roads around the town centre including around the Town Hall, Knifesmithgate, Elder Way, around the Crooked Spire church and sections of West Bars, New Beetwell Street, Boythorpe Avenue and Park Road will also be closed for periods between early morning and early afternoon while the race takes place.

Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centre and visitor economy said: “We are pleased to once again support Chesterfield’s Race for Life event because it is such a worthwhile 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.

“There may be some disruption in the town centre during the race but we will keep this to a minimum. Roads and car parks will open as soon as possible after the race participants have passed.

“Good luck to everyone in the race.”


First published on 16 May 2016 Last updated on 12 May 2017