Race Route

Our spectacular marathon route is both historic and scenic. We expect some fast times over this stunning course on closed roads.

Zone Overall routeRunners leave the racecourse and head into the City centre passing  the Town Hall, Cathedral, split level Middle Ages "Rows", Eastgate Clock, Amphitheatre and through the Roman Walls four times before heading out of the City across the Old Dee Bridge.
The route then leaves Chester past the Duke of Westminster's estate, through Pulford, before crossing the border into Wales and the villages of Lavister and Rossett.
Keeping to the rural lanes runners complete a small loop before entering the historic village of Holt. Then crossing the ancient Roman bridge at Farndon to return to England and the home stretch running through Churton, Aldford and Huntington.
On re-entering the City, runners pass the River Dee along the Groves and Castle Drive before a triumphant finish at the racecourse! There is only 101m of climb on the whole route.
The route is largely flat with some short hills or gradual climbs which are predominantly in the second half of the course.
You can also view the route on MapMyRun or Garmin Connect.

There are detailed maps of each zone:-   

Zone 1        Zone 2        Zone 3        Zone 4         Zone 5        Zone 6

Marathon Elevation


First Aid at the start, along the course and at the finish will be provided by St John Ambulance.
St John Ambulance

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