MBNA Chester Metric Marathon 26.2km (16.3 miles)
2018 will be the fifth MBNA Chester Metric Marathon; a 26.2km (16.3mile) race which we see as the ideal stepping stone from a half marathon to a full marathon.
The route is on closed roads and you will run past all Chester's iconic landmarks (Roman Walls, Cathedral, Medieval Rows, Eastgate Clock, Amphitheatre) before heading out to the stunning Cheshire countryside and villages. You join the marathon runners after 8.5 miles and return to Chester 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 stations, with nutrition 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will have chip timing with intermediate splits, 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.
All our races are licensed by UK Athletics and run under their rules. To run the MBNA Metric Marathon you must be at least 18 years old on race day.
You should find all the information you need on the web site and FAQ's. However, please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like any additional information.
Matt Adcock in 2015
Hannah Jarvis in 2017
|1st||Chris Pownell (Knowsley Harriers)||1:35:37|
|2nd||Darren Rowlands (Wrexham AC)||1:36:58|
|3rd||Joshua Crowther (Blackburn Road Runners)||1:37:17|
|1st||Hannah Jarvis (Dorking & Mole Valley AC)||1:44:14|
As with all such events, our events would not be possible without the help of a huge team of volunteers.Find out more.