Essar Chester Half Marathon - Sunday 18th May 2025

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18 May 2025 09:00

Essar Chester Half Marathon - Sunday 18th May 2025

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Congratulations to everyone who finished the 2024 event. Your provisional results are available here.

The 2025 race will take place on the 18th 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.

2025 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 Half Marathon for charity. This can either be with our official race charity the West Cheshire Food Bank 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.

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Good times!






2022 Essar Chester Half Marathon
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As with all such events, our events would not be possible without the help of a huge team of volunteers.

Find out more.

Race Record


Vincent Boit in 2015


Amanda Crook in 2013

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2024 Results

1st Marshall Smith (Ashford AC) 1:07:52
2nd Chris Perry (Vale Royal AC) 1:08:02
3rd Jack Bromley (Buckley RC) 1:10:10
1st Abigail Howarth (Vale Royal AC) 1:19:17
2nd Abbey van Dijk (Run 4 U & Perform RC) 1:19:46
3rd Sarah Hunter (Ackworth Road Runners) 1:20:19
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