4th October 2020 - Enter now!
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.
2020 will be the 11th MBNA Chester Marathon and we have developed an enviable reputation with runners of all levels and abilities. We are runners ourselves and it is our passion to deliver a world class mass participation race.
You can expect some fast times over this stunning PB marathon course on closed roads covering 19 miles in England and 7 miles in Wales. You will run past all Chester's iconic landmarks (Roman Walls, Cathedral, Medieval Rows, Eastgate Clock, Amphitheatre) before heading out to the stunning Cheshire and North Wales countryside and villages; returning alongside the River Dee for a unforgettable finish at the Racecourse. The support in the villages and communities along the course is one of the many highlights of the race.
Drinks stations will be at every 2.5 to 3 miles; there will be bottled water (with sports caps) at all 9 stations, with Lucozade Sport drink and High5 Energy Gel Aqua available on the route. There will be bands, music and entertainment along the way to entertain the crowds and runners. If any bands are interested in joining us please email email@example.com.
We will have chip timing with intermediate splits at 10k, 20k, 30k and 40k, with social media athlete tracking so friends and family can follow your progress.
All finishers will receive a quality goody bag, as well as a long sleeved technical T-shirt and a bespoke medal.
And why should you have all the fun! Check out the Mini Marathon for your young supporters. Click here for more information.
All our races are licensed by UK Athletics and run under their rules. To run the MBNA Chester Marathon you must be at least 18 years old on race day.
£33 to 14 October 2018
£43 Early Bird entry to 31 December 2018
£47.75 standard entry from 1 January 2019
£53 late entry from 1 August 2018
Non UKA Affiliated
£35 to 14 October 2018
£45 Early Bird entry to 31 December 2018
£49.75 standard entry from 1 January 2019
£55 late entry from 1 August 2019
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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
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.