Our official Race Charity for 2018 is Claire House Children’s Hospice
Running is a great way to keep fit and a fantastic way to fundraise for our local children’s hospice.
About Claire House
Claire House Children’s Hospice is a local charity that helps seriously and terminally ill children live life to the full by creating wonderful experiences and bringing back a sense of normality to family life. It means a seriously ill young person using a wheelchair can meet friends going through the same things as them, or that a mum and dad can get a good night’s sleep and recharge their batteries after the constant pressure of being a carer.
If the worst happens and a child comes to the end of their life, they can spend their last days with all their home comforts at Claire House, or be cared for at home with the support of our nurses. After they die, the hospice becomes a place where family and friends can be together whilst receiving emotional support for as long as they need it.
In 2017 322 children spent time at Claire House. For every child and family who are getting their help, another struggles on alone. You can help them to reach every child who needs them by choosing to run for Claire House.
Claire House have guaranteed entries in all of our races so you can run for FREE. All they ask is that you pledge to raise the minimum sponsorship so they can help more local families. For a place in the 10k they ask you raise £80, £150 for the Half Marathon, £200 for the Metric and £300 for the Marathon.
If you’d like to run on a Claire House place please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’ve already got a place you can still support them and just raise as much as you can! Set up your JustGiving page here to start fundraising!
Claire House will provide you with a free Fundraising Pack including a running vest, support along the way and will be there to cheer you over the finish line!
Chester Marathon has a proud history of working with local charities, and we are pleased to be supporting such a worthy local cause.
The following charities also have guaranteed places:
If you are a charity interested in securing guaranteed places, please contact Linda email@example.com
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
2017 Marathon Results
|1st||Lloyd Biddell (Mercia Fell Runners)||2:26:12|
|2nd||Tom Aldred (London Heathside)||2:27:34|
|3rd||Stuart Hawkes (Tipton Harriers)||2:28:11|
|1st||Sarah Lowery (Sheffield RC)||2:44:27|
|2nd||Sarah Webster (Northern (Isle of Man) AC)||2:48:30|
|3rd||Michelle Nolan-Hood (Gateshead Harriers & AC)||2:48:49|
As with all such events, our events would not be possible without the help of a huge team of volunteers.Find out more.