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Welcome to Active Leisure Events

Keep the NHS Running!

During this time when all organised races are cancelled or postponed, we are launching a FREE VIRTUAL event which will take place weekly. You can read more here and enter here.

Every Monday there will be a new event to enter. We hope to motivate you to keep up your fitness, and raise money for our fantastic NHS at the same time. Read more here:

Keep the NHS Running!

You can choose to run 10K (6.2 miles), 5K (3.1 miles) or 1 mile. You will get a downloadable number, downloadable completion certificate and results. Join the virtual running community on social media and upload a photo of your run.

The event is completely free, but if you can, please make a donation to the NHS charities by following the link in your confirmation email. 

Active Leisure Events

The home of the multi award winning and UK's Best Marathon Up To 5,000 Runners 2018 & 2019, the MBNA Chester Marathon. One of the UK's longest running and award winning half marathons, the Essar Chester Half Marathon, and the sell-out City Centre ALDI Chester 10K.

Our Future Events & The Chester Triple

When things settle down, our future race events and dates are:

Essar Chester Half Marathon - 20th September 2020
MBNA Chester Marathon & Metric Marathon - 4th October 2020
ALDI Chester 10K - 14th March 2021

The Chester Triple is running in 2020 and the extra medal will be the perfect reward for running and completing three events with us in 2020.

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 2020 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.

MBNA Chester Marathon and Metric Marathon 2019
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