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MBNA Chester Marathon

Event Cancellation Announcement!

It is with regret and a heavy heart, that we announce the cancellation of the MBNA Chester Marathon scheduled for the 4th October and the 2020 Chester Triple. The MBNA Chester Metric Marathon and Essar Chester Half Marathon have also been cancelled. Our overriding priority is the safety and health of our runners, staff, contractors, volunteers, spectators, local community and society as a whole. It’s clear that staging two, large scale, mass participation events this year would be inappropriate.

To read our full statement, please click here.

Runners registered for the events will be contacted by email on the 17th July confirming the cancellation and outlining the next steps regarding refunds, deferrals and other options available to them.

Welcome to the MBNA Chester Marathon 2020!

The multi-award winning and UK’s only international marathon from the historic Roman/Medieval international destination City of Chester. 

We're a qualifying race for the 2021 Abbott WMM Age Group World Championships! The 2021 world championship venue is yet to be announced. Check out how it works here. Both the 2019 and 2020 MBNA Chester Marathons are qualifiers.

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.

We are looking forward to the 10th MBNA Chester Marathon on 6th October 2019 and hope that you choose to run with us.  

Race day will also include the 26.2km MBNA Chester Metric Marathon and the MBNA Chester Mini-Marathon.

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.

Join us on Facebook and Twitter and share the build up to the race.

Good times!

Chris & Andy
Race Organisers

 

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Course Record

The route is renowned for being fast and largely flat – more than 70% of our runners achieve PBs!

Men

2:21:25
Marius Ionescu in 2014

Women

2:40:26
Julie Briscoe in 2013

2019 Marathon Results

Men
1st Tom Charles (Trafford AC) 2:29:29
2nd Tristan Windley (Keswick AC) 2:29:36
3rd Neil Renault 2:32:59
Women
1st Abbey van Dijk 3:01:51
2nd Johanna Sutcliffe (Halifax Harriers & AC) 3:04:59
3rd Camilla Hermsen (Harpenden Arrows) 3:05:11
See all results

Volunteer

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

Find out more.