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Welcome to Active Leisure Events

The home of the multi award winning MBNA Chester Marathon and the North West's largest half marathon.

Our events for  2017 are the MBNA Chester Marathon (26.2 miles) & Metric Marathon (26.2 km) and the Chester Half Marathon (13.1 miles). 

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.

2016 Marathons
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Gary sets the pace at London

Gary Dixon of Ellesmere Port Running Club heads for the capital city this weekend as a man with a special mission – to prov…


Wanted - bands on the run

The organisers of the Essar Chester 2017 Half Marathon are offering more local bands the chance to get involved in the even…


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