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 2024 MBNA Chester Marathon, you need to have achieved the following times since 1st January 2023:
• Men sub 2:45
• Women sub 3:15
Elites who have run faster than 2:30 (men) 3:00 (women) since 1st January 2023 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
- 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!
David Bishop in 2022
Julie Briscoe in 2013
2022 Marathon Results
|1st||David Bishop (Darby Athletic Club)||2:20:26|
|2nd||Thomas Charles (Chorlton Runners)||2:22:58|
|3rd||Jack Nixon (Saint Edmund Pacers)||2:22:58|
|1st||Sarah Webster (Northern (Isle of Man) AC)||2:44:34|
|2nd||Annabel Granger (Bristol & West AC)||2:47:29|
|3rd||Sarah Holt (The Stragglers Running Club)||2:47:56|
As with all such events, our events would not be possible without the help of a huge team of volunteers.Find out more.