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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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MBNA Chester Marathon’s million pound boost for economy and charities


The figures from last year’s MBNA Chester Marathon have shown that the race helped pump more than £1.5m into the local econ…


£15k boost for Babygrow with MBNA Chester Marathon partnership








Chester’s Babygrow Appeal is set for an estimated £15,000 fundraising boost after the MBNA Chester Marath…


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