Chester Half Marathon Sunday 18th May
Live Tracking is now open here.
Register for live Facebook and Twitter updates every time
you cross a timing mat. Your friends and family can follow you
throughout the race and get your splits at the finish.
Andy & Chris welcome you to the website for the Chester
Half Marathon being held on Sunday 18 May 2014.
£30 from 1 April 2014
Non UKA Affiliated
£32 from 1 April 2014
Entries for this event reached
an all time high in 2013 and sold out at 6500 entries.
Enter now to secure
Five good reasons for choosing our
- As an international destination city Chester has
much to offer visitors including the Roman walls and amphitheatre,
shopping on its unique split-level Rows dating from the Middle
Ages, the famous Eastgate Clock and museums. On the outskirts of
the City are the massive Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, Chester Zoo
and the Blue Planet Aquarium.
- The race starts at the city centre Chester
Racecourse. The fast (and largely flat) route will be run on
entirely on closed roads. Heading north-west out of the City on
wide roads runners will rapidly settle into the race, with plenty
of support. In the second half of the race runners return to
Chester, heading back into the City for a memorable finish outside
the Town Hall and Cathedral.
A Race That Goes That
Extra Mile - Chris' legendary obsession with
the contents of the goody bags is just one aspect of the energy
that the entire organisation puts into getting things spot
on. No detail is too small and we strive to meet the needs of
every single runner, ensuring they have a race to remember - a
cunningly combined big race feel with a friendly supportive
atmosphere. Our passion is to deliver mass participation world
class races. With this in mind we are growing the Chester Half
Marathon on a gradual basis to ensure that the quality of the race
is not compromised in any way.
Drinks stations, with bottled water, will be every 3 miles.
There will be chip timing with splits at 10k, halfway, 10 miles and
20k. All finishers will receive a technical T-shirt, bespoke medal
and a goody bag!
Besides ramping up the production values when they took over
organising the race in 2011, Andy & Chris were keen to grow the
event so more people could take part. The target for 2013 was
6,000 and the event sold out, a firm indication that they are
ticking the right boxes for runners.
An Historic Race
- the Chester Half Marathon has been run since 1982
and over the years has become one of the classic races in the
region. The route has changed over the years evolving into
current format. The finishing straight through the iconic
Northgate and down towards the Town Hall is second to none!
Facilities - During the whole of the event's long
history it has always been associated with the impressive Chester
Racecourse and it is easy to see why. In recent years this
venue has seen some spectacular upgrading of its facilities and we
have been quick to take advantage of them in order to enhance your
Relocating the Finish to the Town Hall and Cathedral area in
2012 was an inspired move which allowed us to further exploit what
Chester has to offer.
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