The 39th Essar Chester Half Marathon will take place on 19th September 2021 at 09:00
The Roman and Medieval city of Chester is an international destination city and has much to offer visitors, including the Roman walls and amphitheatre, shopping on its unique split-level Rows dating from the Middle Ages, the famous Eastgate Clock and museums. On the outskirts of the City are the massive Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, Chester Zoo and the Blue Planet Aquarium. ENTER HERE.
You can also take part in our 2021 event by Running Your Way. If you are not able to make the 19th September due to a race clash, injury or prior commitment, click here to enter the Run Your Way Essar Chester Half Marathon.
If you have already entered our physical event and would like to transfer to the Run Your Way event, please let us know by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The race starts at 09:00 at the city centre Chester Racecourse. The faster and flatter new route will be run entirely on closed roads. Heading northwest out of the city on wide roads, runners will rapidly settle into the race, with plenty of support and music along the way. In the second half of the race the runners return to Chester for an unforgettable finish outside the Town Hall and Cathedral.
Drinks stations, with bottled water, will be every 2.5 to 3 miles. We'll also have bands, music and entertainment along the way to entertain the crowds and runners.
There will be chip timing with splits at 5k, 10k, 15k and 20k, with social media athlete tracking so friends and family can follow your progress.
Medals & Finisher Goodies
All finishers will receive a technical T-shirt, bespoke medal and a top quality goody bag.
All our races are licensed by UK Athletics and run under their rules. To run the Essar Chester Half Marathon you must be at least 17 years old on race day.
You should find all the information you need on the web site and FAQ's. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like any additional information.
As with all such events, our events would not be possible without the help of a huge team of volunteers.Find out more.
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