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MBNA Chester Marathon

The fast and predominantly flat route is on closed roads covering 19 miles in England and 7 miles in Wales. You will run past all Chester's iconic landmarks (Roman Walls, Cathedral, Medieval Rows, Eastgate Clock, Amphitheatre) before heading out to the stunning Cheshire and North Wales countryside and villages; returning alongside the River Dee for a unforgettable finish at the Racecourse. The support in the villages and communities along the course is one of the many highlights of the race. Drinks stations will be at every 2.5 to 3 miles; there will be bottled water at all 9 stations, with isotonic drink also available on the route. There will be bands, music and entertainment along the way to entertain the crowds and runners. If any bands are interested in joining us please email We will have chip timing with intermediate splits at 10k, 20k, halfway, 30k and 40k, with social media athlete tracking so friends and family can follow your progress.

Check out runABC's 2019 event report here.

Race dateSunday 6th October 2019
Starting time9:00am
VenueChester Racecourse
FacilitiesThe venue at Chester Racecourse has toilets, limited shower facilities, refreshments, supervised bag storage, onsite retailer.
Race limit5000
Entry fee£55.00
PrizesIn addition to the prizes on our website , we also offer a £500 bonus to the first man to break 2 hours 20 minutes and the first woman to break 2 hours 35 minutes. Prizes are equal for male and female runners, with cash prizes for the top ten and for age group and team prize winners. Medal, Certificate, T-Shirt, Winners' prizes, Goody bag, 1 Mile fun run, Tech race shirt
OrganiserActive Leisure Events Ltd
Event websiteVisit website

Race details last updated on Monday 7th October 2019 a 1:39pm.


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