Organisers of the Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon have announced that a new running event will be coming to Chesterfield in 2021, following the cancellation of this year’s Redbrik Half Marathon due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The all-new Redbrik Foundation Chesterfield 10k will take place at 10am on Sunday 17 October 2021, starting and finishing in Queen’s Park, in place of the Redbrik Half, which enjoyed a successful three events since its inception in 2017.
All entries into the 2020 Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon, which was due to take place on 18 October 2020, have been automatically deferred to the 2021 Redbrik Foundation Chesterfield 10k.
Event organisers will be contacting all runners who have entered the 2020 Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon to date with further details. Entry fee refunds can be requested.
Runners will also have the opportunity to donate the difference in their entry fee for the two events to the 2020 Redbrik Half Marathon’s charity partners, Ashgate Hospicecare and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, in response to their incredible work during the Covid-19 crisis.
Meanwhile, virtual events will still take place on the original weekend of the 2020 Redbrik Half Marathon, with event organisers to confirm plans in due course.
The Redbrik Foundation is a newly formed charitable trust which will support a number of local organisations each year, primarily seeking to enhance the lives of children and young people, the elderly or vulnerable and those with disabilities.
John Timms, Redbrik Foundation Chesterfield 10k Event Director, said: “Naturally, we are extremely disappointed at the cancellation of the 2020 Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
“Under the current guidance available, we as organisers feel that it is in the best interest and safety of all involved to cancel this year’s event.
“However, this has given us a unique opportunity to analyse the success of the Redbrik Half, as well as areas which can be further improved and developed, together with our event partners.
“We have launched the 10k event with view to further enhancing the experience of both participants and the local community, and ways of generating even more revenue for the event’s charity partners, with almost £150,000 raised by the Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon to date.”
The standard entry fee for the Redbrik Foundation Chesterfield 10k will be £22.50 – with Early Bird entries priced at £18 and available from now until 28 February 2021.