MBNA Chester Marathon

9am Sunday 5th October 2014

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Are you looking for an autumn marathon? Perhaps one last big effort to round off your road running year? Or maybe somewhere to finally take part in a marathon and raise money for your preferred charity? Well, whatever your plans, you're looking in the right place!

In 2009 we had a vision to bring a great event to the streets of Chester and North Wales. And in just a few years we have been awarded:

  • Runners' World UK Marathon of the Year in 2012

  • Runners' World UK Road Marathon of the Year in 2013 (receiving 97% positive feedback through the Runners' World forum)

  • UK's Best Mass Participation Race of 2013 in the Sweatshop Awards for the Running Industry

But what always excites us most is to read the feedback we get from our runners. Here's what a few had to say after last year's race:

"My first marathon and I'm glad I went with Chester, the guys who organise this do a fantastic job." Susan Christian

"Well the organisers and volunteers have pulled it off again (thanks Andy and Chris!). It was another superbly organised, well supported and incredibly fun marathon. It's not flat but the gentle rolling hills give as much as they take. The local support is brilliant and there's always a great buzz at the start and the finish. Unmissable." Russell Nimbus

"The best marathon I have done." Phil Tipping

"Exceptionally well organised and supportive before after and during the race,great atmosphere." Susan Edwards

It's this type of feedback that gets us pumped up to make the race day experience even bigger and better. So in 2014 we're looking to invite more runners to Chester to join the party. And that's where you come in. We want you to be part of the action on Sunday 5th October.

Chris and winner

Joint Organiser Chris Hulse with the 2013 race winner Marius Ionsecu.

Come and join us and find out why we are rapidly building a reputation as the Good Times Marathon. Here's what you can look forward to:

  • Superb start and finish location in the heart of historic Chester

  • Spectacular course through both the city and North Wales countryside

  • Super friendly welcome from the race organisation and sponsors

  • Support from the very best race crew along every step of your 26.2 miles

  • Smiles at the finish line with our unique 100% Good Times Guarantee

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Why are we willing to make such a guarantee? Simply because every year we get a flood of positive feedback and reviews from our runners and this year we want to give you every incentive to join them.

Our pledge to be the Good Times Marathon means that we are 100% dedicated to pulling out all the stops to ensure 5th October is a special day for every one of our runners. In fact a day which results in more feedback like this:

"This event made me fall back in love with 26.2 miles." Gareth Williams

"This was my first Marathon, and I am now addicted. The rest have a lot to live up to, this was an excellent experience and I would recommend it without hesitation. keep up the the good work Guys and see you all next year :)" Julian Hodges

"A must do marathon every year!" Kim Humphreys

"My 2nd Chester, fantastic race that deserves its title as the UK's number 1 marathon." Stephen Weston

But now you don't have to take their word for it. You can register today


We look forward to seeing you on 5th October.

Good Times

Chris                                            Andy

Chris Hulse                                            Andy White
Race Founder/Organiser                   Race Founder/Director

P.S. We are getting a massive rush of entries and enquiries as a result of our appearance at the London Marathon Expo. Don't miss out on the fun and get your entry in today.


P.P.S. Still not sure? Okay, just pop your contact details in the box below and we'll be sure to keep you updated on some exciting announcements coming soon. 

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