MBNA Chester Marathon - Sunday 2nd October 2016. Early Bird entries open!

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MBNA Chester Marathon

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02 Oct 2016 09:00

MBNA Chester Marathon - Sunday 2nd October 2016. Early Bird entries open!

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  • Lexus Chester
  • Big Storage
  • MBNA
  • Total Fitness
  • Chester West & Cheshire
  • MBNA

MBNA Chester Marathon

The multi-award winning and UK’s only international marathon from the historic Roman/Medieval international destination City of Chester.

As runners ourselves we are passionate about delivering what for us would be the perfect race; a premier quality, competitively priced race which caters for the needs of runners of all abilities and speeds, combined with friendliness and personal touches which are unique to us. 

The fast and largely flat spectacular city and rural race route combined with enthusiastic support and regular drinks/nutrition stations helped a record 70% of our runners achieve personal best times.

With our web site packed with all the information you need about the race, our  free monthly paced training runs, seminars and team of race day pace runners, we are here for you to help you achieve your goals and enjoy the race day experience.

Thanks to the dedication and enthusiastic support of our team and 700 volunteers, combined with feedback from runners and the backing of many we are proud that Runner’s World runners have previously voted us the UK’s best marathon and best road marathon.

We are looking forward to the seventh MBNA Chester Marathon on 2nd October 2016 and hope that you choose to run with us.  

Race day will also include the 26.2km MBNA Chester Metric Marathon and the MBNA Chester Mini-Marathon.

Please read on through the web site for more information and to enter the race.  If you have any questions that are not covered by the web site or our FAQ’s please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Good times!

Chris & Andy
Race Organisers


Course Record

The route is renowned for being fast and largely flat – more than 70% of our runners achieve PBs!


Marius Ionescu in 2014


Julie Briscoe in 2013

2015 Marathon Results

1st David Rigby (Preston Harriers) 2:24:47
2nd Daniel Chan (Barnsley Athletic Club) 2:26:58
3rd Ben Fish (Blackburn Harriers & AC) 2:27:48
1st Samantha Amend (Belgrave Harriers) 2:49:09
2nd Carla Molinaro (Bellahouston Road Runners) 2:51:50
3rd Hannah Jarvis (Dorking & Mole Valley AC) 2:54:31
See all results


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

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