7th October 2018 - Enter now!
2018 will be the 9th MBNA Chester Marathon and we have developed an enviable reputation with runners of all levels and abilities. We are runners ourselves and it is our passion to deliver a world class mass participation race. With this in mind we are growing the race in a carefully controlled manner to ensure that quality is not compromised in any way.
The 2017 MBNA Chester Marathon hosted the inaugural England Age Group Marathon. We're honoured to have been chosen to host the event in 2018.
The fast and predominantly flat route is on closed roads covering 19 miles in England and 7 miles in Wales. You will run past all Chester's iconic landmarks (Roman Walls, Cathedral, Medieval Rows, Eastgate Clock, Amphitheatre) before heading out to the stunning Cheshire and North Wales countryside and villages; returning alongside the River Dee for a unforgettable finish at the Racecourse. The support in the villages and communities along the course is one of the many highlights of the race.
Drinks stations will be at every 2.5 to 3 miles; there will be bottled water (with sports caps) at all 9 stations, with sports drink available on the route. There will be bands, music and entertainment along the way to entertain the crowds and runners. If any bands are interested in joining us please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will have chip timing with intermediate splits at 10k, 20k, halfway, 30k and 40k, with social media athlete tracking so friends and family can follow your progress.
All finishers will receive a quality goody bag, as well as a long sleeved technical T-shirt and a bespoke medal.
And why should you have all the fun! Check out the Mini Marathon for your young supporters. Click here for more information.
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.