Welcome to the 2021 MBNA Chester Marathon!
We are looking forward to the 7th MBNA Chester Metric Marathon on 3rd October 2021 and hope that you choose to run with us. ENTER HERE.
The MBNA Chester Metric Marathon is now a popular fixture in the race calendar, giving you the only opportunity in the UK to run over this distance. This is a 26.2km (16.3mile) race which is the ideal stepping stone from a half marathon to a full marathon.
You can also take part in our 2021 event by Running Your Way. If you are not able to make the 3rd October due to a race clash, injury or prior commitment, click here to enter the Run Your Way MBNA Chester MetricMarathon.
If you have already entered our physical event and would like to transfer to the Run Your Way event, please let us know by contacting email@example.com prior to race day, otherwise you will be treated as not starting the main race (DNS).
Covid-19 Race Entry Guarantee & Our Event Commitments
To provide you with some extra reassurance towards entering our 2021 event, we have created a COVID Race Entry Guarantee and a Covid-19 Event Commitments document which details what will happen if the event is cancelled and how we are planning for a Covid secure event, this can be read here.
The MBNA Chester Metric Marathon is one of the events in our Chester Triple series - run three for a Chester Triple medal!
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
The route is on closed roads and you will run past all Chester's iconic landmarks (Roman Walls, Cathedral, Medieval Rows, Eastgate Clock, Amphitheatre) before heading out to the stunning Cheshire countryside and villages. After joining the marathon runners at Aldford you begin the return journey, coming into Chester 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.
With our web site packed with all the information you need about the race, our free monthly paced training runs, seminars and 700 dedicated and enthusiastic race day volunteers, we are here for you to help you achieve your goals and enjoy the race day experience.
Chris & Andy
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Charlie Hulson in 2018
Hannah Jarvis in 2017
|1st||Chris Pownell (Knowsley Harriers)||1:30:47|
|2nd||Nicholas Barry (Sale Harriers Manchester)||1:31:05|
|3rd||Martin Green (North Wales Road Runners)||1:33:35|
|2nd||Sophie Hunt (UTS Running Club)||1:49:40|
|3rd||Elizabeth Renondeau (Vale Royal AC)||1:51:32|
As with all such events, our events would not be possible without the help of a huge team of volunteers.Find out more.