Elite runners are invited to apply to enter the race as part of our Elite start.
To be eligible to run as an elite in the 2022 MBNA Chester Marathon, you need to have achieved the following times since 1st January 2021:
• Men sub 2:45
• Women sub 3:15
Elites who have run faster than 2:30 (men) 3:00 (women) since 1st January 2021 will qualify for a free place. To apply for an elite place please email Linda with details of your qualifying time and a link to results on the race organiser's website.
For our elite runners we are offering the following package
- Front pen for elites at the start of the race
- Pre-race elite athletes area near to the starting line
- Pre race water & isotonic drinks
- Dedicated toilets by the elites area
- Transfer of baggage from elites area to main baggage storage ready for collection
- Post race buffet in the elites area
All athletes are eligible for our cash prizes.
We are a race organised by runners and are determined to deliver a race which will maintain its reputation as the UK's favourite marathon.
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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
2021 Marathon Results
|1st||Michael Young (West Cheshire AC)||2:27:32|
|2nd||Joseph Turner (Cambridge & Coleridge AC)||2:28:47|
|3rd||Tomos Roberts (Meirionnydd RC)||2:33:45|
|1st||Melissah Gibson (Ealing Eagles RC)||2:48:44|
|2nd||Keely Smith (West Cheshire AC)||2:58:29|
As with all such events, our events would not be possible without the help of a huge team of volunteers.Find out more.