Organisers of Chester Half Marathon have confirmed that general entries for their event on Sunday 18 May are now sold out, with 7,000 runners set to take part. However a limited number of places with the lead charity for the race, Northern Lights, are still available.
Chris Hulse, joint race organiser from Active Leisure events said: “Entries for the 2014 Chester Half Marathon have been flying in over the past few weeks and we’re delighted to be able to announce that the race is full again, with even more entrants than in 2013. It’s great to see people’s keen enthusiasm for the event, and running in general.”
“I’m really pleased that the race has proved so popular again this year, especially with the increase in new events around the region. It’s great to know that we are still satisfying our runners and we will continue to listen to our entrants and make improvements based on their feedback and suggestions.”
The half marathon starts at Chester Racecourse, before heading up Watergate Street, through The Walls, along the inner ring road to Fountains roundabout. Shortly before Two Mills, the runners will start their return to Chester, via Woodbank, Saughall and back onto Parkgate Road for a City Centre finish by the Town Hall and Cathedral.
Those interested in a charity place must agree to raise a minimum of £100 for Northern Lights. More information is available here.