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Welcome to Active Leisure Events

The home of the multi award winning MBNA Chester Marathon and one of the UK's longest running half marathons.

Our future events are the 2020 Aldi Chester 10K (6.2 miles), the Essar Chester 2019 Half Marathon (13.1 miles) and the 2019 MBNA Chester Marathon (26.2 miles) & Metric Marathon (26.2 km).

Please click on the tabs or links to take you through to our races. All our races are organised under UKA rules, and measured by the Association of UK Course Measurers and our licences and certificates can be seen here.

MBNA Chester Marathon and Metric Marathon 2018
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Local Race Offers Lapland Challenge

If the 13.1-mile distance isn’t tough enough for you, the official race charity for the Essar Chester Half Marathon, Northern…


Runners to go the distances for Northern Lights Charity

Northern Lights will be the nominated charity for next year’s Essar Chester Half Marathon and MBNA Chester Marathon and Met…


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