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Welcome to Active Leisure Events

The home of the multi award winning MBNA Chester Marathon and the North West's largest half marathon.

Our events for  2017 are the MBNA Chester Marathon (26.2 miles) & Metric Marathon (26.2 km) and the Chester Half Marathon (13.1 miles). 

Please click on the tabs or links to take you through to our races, on-line entry and to find out more about us, as well as how to become involved as volunteer, charity or supporter.

2016 Marathons
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Women Runners Issue Challenge!

The girls are way out in front when it comes to entering the 2017 MBNA Chester Metric Marathon.  So where are all the men h…


Popular Half Marathon will be a spectacle


This coming Sunday will see Chester playing host to thousands of athletes pounding the streets in the Essar Chester 2017 H…


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