Below is an interactive map of Marathon route (Teal coloured line) which you can zoom in and out of to see the route, drink stations and first aid locations.
Our spectacular marathon route is both historic and scenic. You can expect some fast times over this stunning PB marathon course on closed roads.
Runners leave the racecourse and head into the City centre passing the Town Hall, Cathedral, split level Middle Ages "Rows", Eastgate Clock, Amphitheatre and through the Roman Walls before heading out of the City across the Old Dee Bridge.
The route then leaves Chester past the Duke of Westminster's estate, through Pulford, before crossing the border into Wales and the villages of Lavister and Rossett.
Keeping to the rural lanes runners complete a small loop before entering the historic village of Holt. Then crossing the ancient Roman bridge at Farndon to return to England and the home stretch running through Churton, Aldford and Huntington.
On the way back into the City, runners pass the River Dee before a triumphant finish on Castle Drive!
The route is largely flat with some short hills or gradual climbs which are predominantly in the second half of the course. 70% of runners achieved a personal best marathon time.
First Aid at the start, along the course and at the finish will be provided by St John Ambulance.
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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
2023 Marathon Results
|Marshall Smith (Ashford AC)
|Jack Nixon (Saint Edmund Pacers)
|Blair McWhirter (Saint Edmund Pacers)
|Naomi Mitchell (Reading AC)
|Melissa Gibson (Ealing Eagles Running Club)
As with all such events, our events would not be possible without the help of a huge team of volunteers.Find out more.