When is the next race?
The Chester 10K is on Sunday 4th March 2018.
The race starts at 9:30am.
Where can I park?
City Centre Parking
There is ample parking in Chester city centre car parks, and other local car parks, within easy walking distance of the start. These car parks will charge a variety of fees dependent on the length of time vehicles are parked. Further details of car park locations and the fees charged can be found here.
Northgate Arena car park will not be open for runners to use.
What is the race route?
The Chester 10K can be seen here. The route is on fully closed roads.
How far apart are the drinks stations?
There will be a water station at approximately half way and water for all runners at the finish. Water will be in 330ml sports cap bottles.
Where will the toilets be on the route?
There will be toilets on the route, at the drink station.
How do I enter?
To enter please click the "Enter Now" button.
Entries for the Chester 10k open on 1st January 2018.
How old do I need to be to run?
To enter the 10k race, you must be 15 or over on race day.
How do I get my race pack?
If you live in the UK, and entered more than 4 weeks before the race, your race pack will be posted out to you two weeks before the race. For those living outside the UK and those entering later, race packs will be available for collection on the day before or on the morning of the race. Please see the race information for full details.
I want to run for charity
Our race charity for 2018 is Claire House Children's Hospice. You can of course run for any charity of your choosing.
What is the race cut-off time?
The road closures will be lifted from each section in turn based on an 11:00 finish time. Marshals on the road will be stood down and normal rules of the road will apply. You will be expected to become a "prudent pedestrian" once road closures are lifted.
Can I wear an iPod or music player?
As the race is run on fully closed roads, headphones are permitted under UK Athletics rules. It's still important to be able to hear your fellow runners, and instructions from marshals, therefore we recommend "open ear" bone conduction headphones for enjoyment and safety.
If you do wear in ear headphones, please leave one out so you can hear the sounds around you.
Can I run with a buggy or a dog?
No, it is not possible to run with a buggy, or with a dog, in the main race.
Is there a baggage store?
There will be baggage storage in the Northgate Arena.
What food and drink will be available?
There will be food and drink available in the leisure centre and in Chester City Centre near the finish.
Access and parking
What can my family do in Chester?
Chester is a destination city in its own right, with lots to do.
There is fantastic shopping with superior high-street stores and boutiques.
Enjoy a taste of history walking round our famous Roman walls, visiting the Roman amphitheatre and seeing the unique Rows (dating from Medieval times).
Combine sightseeing and spectating with a stroll along the River Dee.
If you get hungry there are numerous restaurants, pubs and delicatessens to suit all tastes. All this in easy walking distance.
If you want to venture just outside the City, look out for Chester Zoo, the Blue Planet Aquarium or the Cheshire Oaks outlet village.
Take a look at Visit Chester for lots more ideas.
Where is the race start?
The Chester 10K starts near the Northgate Arena on Victoria Rd, Chester CH2 2AU.
Where can I stay in Chester?
There is a variety of different accommodation in Chester which can be found through internet searches, on www.visitchester.com or by calling 0845 647 7868.
What are the rules for the event?
The races are run under UK Athletics rules.
Will there be mile or km markers?
There will be kilometre markers, every kilometre.
Will there be pacers?
There won't be pacers at this race.
How much is it to enter?
Prices for 10K.
Do I need a qualifying time to run?
No, you don't need a previous qualifying time to run.
Do I have to run for charity to get a race number?
No, it is your choice whether to run for charity or not. Many runners do choose to run for a charity, and our runners raise over half a million pounds a year for their charities.
I can't run - What is your refund policy? Can I transfer my number?
Can I run in Fancy Dress?
Yes we welcome runners in fancy dress. Why not run as a Roman Centurion? It would be great to see the streets of Chester full of Centurions again!
We do ask that you are considerate to your fellow runners, and don't wear a costume that might be obstructive or dangerous to others.
Can I enter as a relay team?
There is no relay class at this event.
Will there be a fun run?
Unfortunately there won't be a fun run at the Chester 10K.
Where are the toilets?
There are ample toilets at the start all clearly signed. There will also be toilets at the drink station and at the finish.
When will the results be available?
Draft results will be posted online soon after the race, and final results will be available no later than two weeks after the race.
Athletes with a disability
We want disabled athletes to have a safe and enjoyable race. If you have a disability please contact Andy so we can understand your needs.
There is not a wheelchair race, but accompanied wheelchairs, visually impaired and learning disabled athletes have all competed successfully in our past events. Choose your start position with care, to avoid jostling it is usually safer to line up at the back of the race - we have chip timing so your race time won't be affected. Let us know and we will endeavour to make your race run smoothly.
There are some speed bumps on the course.
If an athlete needs a carer or guide to accompany them during the race, the carer is entitled to a free place in the race. To apply for this, or if you have any questions about the suitability of the route, contact Andy.
Where is a good place to spectate?
We suggest that spectators watch the start and then make the 10 minute walk to the finish.
There is limited access out on the course, as the roads are closed for the athletes.
As with all such events, our events would not be possible without the help of a huge team of volunteers.Find out more.