Passionate about running

Welcome to Active Leisure Events, the home of the UK's number 1 marathon in 2012  & number 1 road marathon in 2013 (as voted by Runners World).

We are the organisers of the MBNA Chester Marathon & Metric Marathon, the Chester Half Marathon and the Sport in The Port Events (10k, 5k & 1 mile).

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 a sponsor, nominated charity, volunteer or supporter.

We hope to see you at one of our future events.

Good times!

Andy & Chris

Race Organisers





Our races

  • Full Marathon
    04 Oct 2015 More Enter
  • Metric Marathon
    04 Oct 2015 More Enter
  • Half Marathon
    17 May 2015 More Enter
  • Sport in the Port 10k
    21 Jun 2015 More
  • Sport in the Port 5k
    21 Jun 2015 More
  • Sport in The Port Mile
    21 Jun 2015 More

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What you've said

Runners World

The friendliness and intimacy of a small event, but the organisation and attention to detail of a major big-city marathon… attractive route through scenic villages... the racecourse finish is awesome! …Support out on the course was great- volunteers deserve a medal…drinks stations worked like clockwork as volunteers manning them were on the ball … I am more of a plodder than a runner but the marshals made me feel like Paula Radcliffe… volunteers make this race - from the pacers, to the lovely marshals…. more helpful people on hand than you can shake a stick at!…excellent organisation by Race Directors who obviously know what they're doing and have an understanding of running...Chester totally nailed it and blew me away! … Tough to improve on previous years, but think they've done it!