MBNA Chester Marathon - Sunday 8th October 2017. Enter now for Good Times!

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MBNA Chester Marathon

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08 Oct 2017 09:00

MBNA Chester Marathon - Sunday 8th October 2017. Enter now for Good Times!

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8th October 2017 - Enter now!

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Chester - The multi award winning destination marathon

2017 will be the 8th 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 2016 MBNA Chester Marathon was a qualifying event for the 2017 England Age Group Marathon.

Enter now to get £10 off the standard race entry fee:
UKA Affiliated athletes £37
Non Affiliated athletes £39

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

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 at all 9 stations, with isotonic drink also 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 bands@activeleisureevents.co.uk.

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.

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.


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

2016 Marathon Results

1st Ben Fish (Blackburn Harriers & AC) 2:24:05
2nd Daniel Kestrel (Chan) (Barnsley Athletic Club) 2:24:56
3rd Andrew Davies (Stockport Harriers & AC) 2:26:30
1st Katie Jones (Fife Athletic Club) 2:53:36
2nd Emma Ballantyne (City of York AC) 2:55:03
3rd Rachel Jones (Salford Harriers & AC) 2:56:16
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As with all such events, our events would not be possible without the help of a huge team of volunteers.

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