Essar Chester Half Marathon Sunday 19th May 2019

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Essar Chester 2019 Half Marathon

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19 May 2019 09:00

Essar Chester Half Marathon Sunday 19th May 2019

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Race Information

Congratulations to all those who ran the 2018 race. Results can be found here and race photos will be on

The Roman and Medieval city of Chester is an international destination city, and 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 entirely on closed roads.  Heading northwest out of the city on wide roads, runners will rapidly settle into the race, with plenty of support and music along the way.  In the second half of the race the runners return to Chester for an unforgettable finish outside the Town Hall and Cathedral.

Drinks stations, with bottled water, will be every 2.5 to 3 miles. We'll also have bands, music and entertainment along the way to entertain the crowds and runners.  I

There will be chip timing with splits at 10k, halfway, 10 miles and 20k, with social media athlete tracking so friends and family can follow your progress.

All finishers will receive a technical T-shirt, bespoke medal and a top quality goody bag.

Entries up to midnight 6th May 2018:
UKA affiliated           £23
Non UKA affiliated    £25

Early bird entry:
UKA affiliated:           £33 until 31st December 2018 
Non UKA affiliated:    £35 until 31st December 2018

Standard entry:
UKA affiliated:            £35 until 31st March 2019
Non UKA affiliated:    £37 until 31st March 2019

Late Entry:
UKA affiliated:            £37 from 1st April 2019
Non UKA affiliated:    £39 from 1st April 2019

No hidden extras for processing or payment fees - enter above and the price shown is all you will pay. 

And why should you have all the fun? Check out the Fun Run for your young supporters. 

All our races are licensed by UK Athletics and run under their rules. To run the Essar Chester Half Marathon you must be at least 17 years old on race day.

You should find all the information you need on the web site and FAQ's. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like any additional information.



As with all such events, our events would not be possible without the help of a huge team of volunteers.

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Race Record


Vincent Boit in 2015


Amanda Crook in 2013

2018 Results.

1st Phillip Matthews (Swansea Harriers) 1:07:59
2nd Russell Bentley (Kent AC) 1:09:44
3rd Alex Pilcher (Derby Athletic Club) 1:09:49
1st Hayley Munn (Northampton Road Runners) 1:18:06
2nd Amanda Crook (Southport Waterloo AC) 1:18:13
3rd Kim Fawke (Lawley Running Club) 1:21:53
See all results