Congratulations to all those who finished the 2023 race - provisional results can be found here!
The 2024 MBNA Chester Marathon Returns on 6th October
We are looking forward to the 14th MBNA Chester Marathon and hope that you choose to run with us. ENTER HERE.
The sell out event and the 6th largest marathon in the UK, multi-award winning and 3x time winner of the UK's Best Marathon, as well as the UK’s only international marathon from the historic Roman/Medieval international destination City of Chester will return 6th October 2024.
We will once again host the England Athletics Age Group Masters Marathon Championship this year, more details on how you can qualify can be found here.
We're a qualifying race for the Abbott WMM Age Group World Championships! Check out how it works here.
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 the final event in our Chester Triple series - run three for a Chester Triple medal!
With our website 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.
Join the increasing number of runners, participating in the Chester Marathon for charity. This can either be with our race charity Hope House Hospice based in North Wales or your own cherished cause. Visit our Charity page here.
Never miss our training runs or special offers!
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.