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MBNA Chester Marathon

4.5 (2 Reviews)
Chester, Cheshire West and Chester, United Kingdom
06 Oct, 2024 (Sun)
Event size: 1000 - 4999 participants

Running

26.2 km, 42.195 km

Price from
61 USD
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About the event

No matter your age, ability, or why you're running, the MBNA Chester Marathon is the perfect event for you - and it's the 3-time winner of the UK's best marathon (up to 5,000 runners). Plus, if you enter and finish both the 10K and Half Marathon in the same year, you get a special, extra-large gold medal as part of the Chester Triple Medal series. The MBNA Chester Marathon isn't just for experienced marathoners - it's a great introductory race for new runners, too. As the only international marathon in the UK held in the historic city of Chester, it's an unforgettable atmosphere, with a lively city center start and finish and a route that passes many of Chester's iconic landmarks. Plus, it's the England Athletics Age Group Masters Marathon Championship!The course goes through Cheshire and North Wales countryside and along the banks of the River Dee, and Cestrian supporters are ready to cheer you on. So, whatever your reason for running, the MBNA Chester Marathon is here to help you achieve greatness. Once you've registered, you'll receive a confirmation email from the event organiser, separate from the Worlds Marathon confirmation email. This email will contain important information regarding the event.

Races offered by this event

You have 19 weeks to prepare

Marathon

06 Oct, 2024 (Sun) - 09:00
Running
42.195 km
Race size: 2500 - 4999 participants
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Solo
On site
Road
Rolling
Single loop
Asphalt
Beginner friendly
City
Family friendly
Historical
Music
River
Rural
Scenic

Metric Marathon

06 Oct, 2024 (Sun) - 10:10
Running
26.2 km
Solo
On site
Road
Rolling
Single loop
Asphalt
Beginner friendly
City
Family friendly
Historical
Music
River
Rural
Scenic
Fun

Course details

Course highlights

Marathon 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 on Castle Drive. The support in the villages and communities along the course is one of the many highlights of the race. Metric Marathon 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 an unforgettable finish on Castle Drive. The support in the villages and communities along the course is one of the many highlights of the race.

Start address

Chester Racecourse, New Crane Street, Chester CH1 2LY, UK

Finish address

Chester Racecourse, New Crane Street, Chester CH1 2LY, UK

Route map

route map

What’s included in entry

These are included in your entry
Finisher medal
Massage
Toilets
Goodie bag
Cash prizes
Nutrition Stations
finishers-t-shirts
Parking
Drink Stations
Bag drop
Timing chip (single use)
Training program
Pacers
Medical Assistance

Frequently Asked Questions

Reviews

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Marie Carter
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Oct 2017
42.195 km

I ran my first ever Marathon here and loved it. It was very well organised with fantastic support from the crowds and the volunteers. Very scenic and mostly flat route on closed roads. Starts and finishes on the Chester Race Course which is easy to get to as it's in the city centre. Refreshments approx every 3 miles with Water, Lucozade and SportsGels. Plenty of toilets at the start and regularly en-route. Plenty of support from the local residents who provided additional refreshments. There were 'Race Angels' at the 2 miles to go stage who would help any runner who wanted additional motivation for the last stretch. Great goody bag and finishers medal at the end - would run this event again.

I was 37 when I completed this distance, it was my first ever Full Marathon and took me 4hours 10 minutes.

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Anthony Beckwith

My first marathon was really well organised. There were lots of water stations which also handed out energy gels.

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Results 2021: MBNA Chester Marathon

04 Oct, 2021 (Mon)

Credit : Mr dean Harrison Marathon Michael Young outran roughly 2491 runners to win with a time of 02:27:31. Joseph Turner earned runner-up honours with a time of 02:28:47. Finishing third was Tomos Roberts (02:33:44). For the women, Melissah Gibson got a win, finishing with a time of 02:48:44 , followed by Keely Smith who finished with a time of 02:58:28. Rounding out the top three was Alison Taylor with a time of 02:59:18. Top 5 Men 1 Michael Young 02:27:31 2 Joseph Turner 02:28:47 3 Tomos Roberts 02:33:44 4 Adam Sciacca 02:34:40 5 Christian Varley 02:34:50 Top 5 Women 1 Melissah Gibson 02:48:44 2 Keely Smith 02:58:28 3 Alison Taylor 02:59:18 4 Fiona Cook 03:10:18 5 Jennifer Heymann 03:11:25 Complete results Metric Marathon Dean Howlett grinded past more than 953 runners to win in 01:36:19. He bested Jonathan Kettle who crossed the finish line 31 secondes behind him. Finishing third was Tom Dunlop (01:37:25). In the women’s race, Elizabeth Renondeau finished first in 01:42:12 , ahead of Lucy Tilston (01:52:32). While Paiwan Dodd came in third at 01:56:45 Top 5 Men 1 Dean Howlett 01:36:19 2 Jonathan Kettle 01:36:50 3 Tom Dunlop 01:37:25 4 Adam Booth 01:39:34 5 James Kimber 01:39:46 Top 5 Women 1 Elizabeth Renondeau 01:42:12 2 Lucy Tilston 01:52:32 3 Paiwan Dodd 01:56:45 4 Carole Fee 01:58:46 5 Jenny Featherstone 01:58:57 Complete results The next race of the MBNA Chester Marathon will be on October 02, 2022.
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