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Welcome to Active Leisure Events

The home of the UK's number 1 marathon in 2012 and number 1 road marathon in 2013 (as voted by Runners World).

We are the organisers of the MBNA Chester Marathon (26.2 miles) & Metric Marathon (26.2 km), Chester Half Marathon (13.1 miles) 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 volunteer, charity or supporter.

2015 Marathons
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Marathon effort as thousands compete in MBNA Chester Marathon

“Unbelievable weekend” sees MBNA Chester Marathon, MBNA Metric Marathon and MBNA Mini Marathon attract almost 5,000 entrants …


AfterShokz signs up as official race partner

Active Leisure Events has agreed a new race partnership with leading sports headphone company AfterShokz.

AfterShokz Sport…


  • Lexus Chester
  • Big Storage
  • MBNA
  • Total Fitness
  • Chester West & Cheshire
  • innospec
  • Urenco
  • Ellesmere Port