Essar Chester Half Marathon Sunday 20th September 2020

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20 Sep 2020 09:00

Essar Chester Half Marathon Sunday 20th September 2020

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Essar Chester Half Marathon

The Essar Chester 2020 Half Marathon has been postponed to 20th September 2020.

During these challenging times, the health and wellbeing of our runners, volunteers, officials, spectators and the general public are of paramount importance to us. As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Essar Chester Half Marathon is being postponed to the 20th September 2020. All existing entrants will shortly receive an email setting out their options.
Read our full statement here.


Welcome to the 2020 Essar Chester Half Marathon! Enter our award winning race here or by using the Enter Now button above.

We have a new, flatter route! Check it out 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 new flatter 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 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.

We are looking forward to the 39th Chester Half Marathon on 17th May 2020 and hope that you choose to run with us.

Race day will also include the 1 mile Fun Run.

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!

Chris & Andy
Race Organisers







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

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2019 Results.

1st Mohammad Rezeq (Altrincham & District AC) 1:04:28
2nd Ben Fish (Blackburn Harriers & AC) 1:09:27
3rd Simon Birch (Hinckley Running Club) 1:10:38
1st Kirsty Longley (Liverpool, Pembroke & Sefton) 1:19:03
2nd Julie Briscoe (Wakefield District H & AC) 1:19:47
3rd Gemma Connolly (St Helens Sutton AC) 1:19:56
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