Essar Chester Half Marathon Sunday 29th April 2018

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Essar Chester 2018 Half Marathon

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29 Apr 2018 09:00

Essar Chester Half Marathon Sunday 29th April 2018

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  • Lucozade Sport
  • Total Fitness
  • innospec

Race Information

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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.  There will be sports drinks and gels available on course and details of those will be announced nearer the time.  We'll also have bands, music and entertainment along the way to entertain the crowds and runners.  If any bands are interested in joining us, please let us know.

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 21st May 2017:
UKA affiliated           £18
Non UKA affiliated    £20

Early bird:
UKA affiliated:           £23 until 30th June 2017
Non UKA affiliated:    £25 until 30th June 2017

Standard entry:
UKA affiliated:           £33 until 28th February 2018
Non UKA affiliated:    £35 until 28th February 2018

Late Entry:
UKA affiliated:            £37 from 1st March 2018
Non UKA affiliated:    £39 from 1st March 2018 

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

2017 Results.

1st Mohammed Abu Rezeq (Altrincham & District AC) 1:07:20
2nd Ben Russell (Liverpool Harriers & AC) 1:09:30
3rd Tarus Elly (Salford Harriers & AC) 1:09:53
1st Julie Briscoe (Wakefield District Harriers & AC) 1:17:06
2nd Gemma Connolly (St Helens Sutton AC) 1:20:17
3rd Jenny Watt (Vale Royal AC) 1:24:53
See all results