The 2024 race will take place on the 19th May, entries are open. Enter Here.
The Chester Half is one of the UK’s longest established and most highly regarded half marathons, starting and finishing in the historic Roman/Medieval international destination city of Chester. Enter early to enjoy our discounted prices.
As runners ourselves, we are passionate about delivering what for us, would be the perfect race; a premier quality, competitively priced race which caters for the needs of runners of all abilities and speeds, combined with friendliness and personal touches which are unique to us.
The predominately flat city and rural race route will be run entirely on closed roads. The Essar Chester Half Marathon is one of the events in our Chester Triple series - run all three for a Chester Triple medal!
With our web site packed with all the information you need about the race, our free monthly paced training runs, seminars and team of race day pace runners, we are here for you, to help you achieve your goals and enjoy the race day experience.
2024 will see us host a qualifier for the England Athletics & Welsh Athletics Age Group Masters Half Marathon Championship, more details on how you can qualify can be found here.
Race day will also include the 1 mile Fun Run.
Our title sponsor Essar are transforming for tomorrow and delivering the UK’s first low carbon refinery just up the road from the race. With over £2.4bn of committed investment, and over 1500 highly skilled people all committed to delivering energy transition, Essar is on track to deliver for the North West’s environment, economy and community.
Join the increasing number of runners, participating in the Chester Marathon for charity. This can either be with our race charity Hope House Hospice based in North Wales or your own cherished cause. Visit our Charity page here.
Please read on through the web site for more information and to enter the race. If you have any questions that are not covered by the web site or our FAQ’s please don’t hesitate to contact us.
As with all such events, our events would not be possible without the help of a huge team of volunteers.Find out more.
Vincent Boit in 2015
Amanda Crook in 2013
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|1st||Andrew Hayes (Hallamshire Harriers)||1:05:52|
|2nd||Scott Overall (Blackheath & Bromley Harriers)||1:06:28|
|3rd||Ed Shepherd (Woodford Green AC)||1:06:59|
|1st||Tracy Barlow (Thames Valley Harriers)||1:15:19|
|2nd||Abigail Howarth (Vale Royal AC)||1:19:40|
|3rd||Kelly Edwards (Leamington Cycling & AC)||1:20:05|