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Welcome to Active Leisure Events

The home of the multi-award winning and three time winner of the UK's Best Marathon Up to 5,000 Runners (2018, 2019, 2020), the MBNA Chester Marathon. One of the UK's longest running and award winning half marathons, the Essar Chester Half Marathon, and the award winning, sell-out, best City Centre 10K in the North West, the ALDI Chester 10K.

Our 2021 Events & The Chester Triple

Our future race dates are:

ALDI Chester 10K - 13th March 2022
Essar Chester Half Marathon  - 15th May 2022
MBNA Chester Marathon & Metric Marathon - 2nd October 2022

The Chester Triple is back for 2021 and the extra medal will be the perfect reward for running and completing three events with us in 2021.

You can also take part in all our 2021 events by Running Your Way. If you are not able to make a race date due to a race clash, injury or prior commitment, click on the following event links to enter and Run Your Way at the Aldi Chester 10K, Essar Chester Half Marathon, MBNA Chester Marathon or MBNA Chester Metric Marathon.

If you have already entered one of our physical events and would like to transfer to the Run Your Way events, please let us know by contacting prior to race day, otherwise you will be treated as not starting the main race (DNS).

Covid-19 Race Entry Guarantee & Our Event Commitments

To provide you with some extra reassurance towards entering our 2021 event, we have created a COVID Race Entry Guarantee and a Covid-19 Event Commitments document which details what will happen if the event is cancelled and how we are planning for a Covid secure event, this can be read here.

Run and complete the Aldi Chester 10K (6.2 miles), the Essar Chester Half Marathon (13.1 miles) and either the MBNA Chester Marathon (26.2 miles) or Metric Marathon (26.2 km) in 2021 and you'll receive one of our fantastic Chester Triple Medals.

Please click on the tabs or links to take you through to our races. All our races are organised under UKA rules, and measured by the Association of UK Course Measurers and our licences and certificates can be seen here.

Check out our inspirational video to see what you could experience when running with us in Chester!

MBNA Chester Marathon and Metric 2019
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