The 7th MBNA Chester Metric Marathon will take place on 3rd October 2021 at 10:15
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. You join the marathon runners after 8.5 miles and return to 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. ENTER HERE.
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.
Drinks stations will be at every 2.5 to 3 miles; there will be bottled water (with sports caps) at all stations, with Lucozade Sport drink and High5 Energy Gel Aqua also 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will have chip timing with intermediate splits, 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 to inspire the new generation of runners and your young supporters.
All our races are licensed by UK Athletics and run under their rules. To run the MBNA Metric Marathon you must be at least 18 years old on race day.
You should find all the information you need on the web site and FAQ's. However, please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like any additional information.
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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.