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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.

2014 Marathon Highlights
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Course record smashed as thousands compete in Chester Half Marathon


 A new course record and a marriage proposal were among the highlights on Sunday as thousands of runners took part in th…


Marathon effort to showcase city this Sunday

Chester city centre is gearing up to welcome tens of thousands of extra visitors – including 7,500 runners – this Sunday (17…


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