Welcome to the 2021 MBNA Chester Marathon!
We are looking forward to the 11th MBNA Chester Marathon on 3rd October 2021 and hope that you choose to run with us. ENTER HERE.
The multi-award winning and three time winner of the UK's Best Marathon Up to 5,000 Runners (2018, 2019, 2020) as well as the UK’s only international marathon from the historic Roman/Medieval international destination City of Chester.
You can also take part in our 2021 event by Running Your Way. If you are not able to make the 3rd October due to a race clash, injury or prior commitment, click here to enter the Run Your Way MBNA Chester 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.
We're a qualifying race for the Abbott WMM Age Group World Championships! Check out how it works here.
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 MBNA Chester 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.
Thanks to the dedication and enthusiastic support of our team and 700 volunteers, combined with feedback from runners and the backing of many we are proud that we hold the The Running Awards' Gold award for Best Marathon (under 5000 entrants). Runner’s World runners have previously voted us the UK’s best marathon and best road marathon.
Chris & Andy
Never miss our training runs or special offers!
The route is renowned for being fast and largely flat – more than 70% of our runners achieve PBs!
Marius Ionescu in 2014
Julie Briscoe in 2013
2019 Marathon Results
|1st||Tom Charles (Trafford AC)||2:29:29|
|2nd||Tristan Windley (Keswick AC)||2:29:36|
|1st||Abbey van Dijk||3:01:51|
|2nd||Johanna Sutcliffe (Halifax Harriers & AC)||3:04:59|
|3rd||Camilla Hermsen (Harpenden Arrows)||3:05:11|
As with all such events, our events would not be possible without the help of a huge team of volunteers.Find out more.