Chester Ultra 100 Mile

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Take on this challenging Ultra to see if you can race 100 miles across Chester. This combines some awe inspiring trails including Sandstone Trail, Marches Way, Frodsham and Delamere Forest to name a few. With around 1757m of ascent will be plenty of climbs through. Sign up for the tough challenge.
102 Miles
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6:00am Sat 27th May 2023
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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Ellesmere Port Sports Village, Stanney Ln, Ellesmere Port CH65 9LB, UK
Start times
6:00am Sat 27th May 2023
102 Miles:
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Chester Ultra 100 Mile
102 Miles
1 Loop
Route information
This course will explore the surrounding area of Chester, with fantastic views and amazing trails. Starting and finishing at the Ellesmere Port Athletics track, runners will indulge in picturesque scenery following the River Dee. With an overall ascent of 1757 metres expect some climbs throughout.
Checkpoint Locations
  • CP1: 8 miles - Tower Rd/Raymond St, Chester, CH1 4EL
  • CP2: 14 miles - Eccleston Ferry Parking, CH4 9HP
  • CP3: 20 miles - Waverton Village Hall, Common Lane, Waverton, CH3 7QT
  • CP4: 30 miles - Peckforton & Beeston Village Hall,CW6 9TW
  • CP5: 42 miles - Delamere Forest Barnsbridge Car-Park, Ashton Road
  • CP6: 50 miles - Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin lane, Frodsham, WA6 7QN
  • CP7: 64 miles - Sandy Lane Community Centre, Sandy Lane, Stockton Heath, Warrington, WA4 2AY
  • CP8: 71 miles - Spike Island, Visitors Car Park, West Bank, Widnes, Halton, WA8 0QR
  • CP9: 85 miles - Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin lane, Frodsham WA6 7QN
  • CP10: 94 miles - Wheatsheaf Pub, Chester Road, Dunham-on-the-Hill, WA6 0LL
  • Finish: Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track, Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port, CH65 9LB
What's included
  • Finisher's 100 Mile Belt Buckle on completion
  • Prizes for top finishers
  • Bag Drop
  • 10 Checkpoints
  • Live Online GPS Tracking
  • Food/Aid stations
  • Support crew allowed
How to get there
Ellesmere Port Sports Village, Stanney Ln, Ellesmere Port CH65 9LB, UK
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There will be ample parking available at the start/finish location which is Ellesmere Port Sports Village (EPSV) Athletics Track, Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port, CH65 9LB.
Event day logistics
17:00 - 20:00 Race registration and Bib number collections
04:30 Registration opens
05:45 Registration closes
06:00 Race starts
08:33 Checkpoint 1 cut-off time
10:28 Checkpoint 2 cut-off time
13:00 Checkpoint 3 cut-off time
15:36 Checkpoint 4 cut-off time
19:45 Checkpoint 5 cut-off time
21:40 Checkpoint 6 cut-off time
01:18 Checkpoint 7 cut-off time
05:18 Checkpoint 8 cut-off time
09:30 Checkpoint 9 cut-off time
12:00 Checkpoint 10 cut-off time
14:00 Finish line cut-off time
Age Requirements
All entrants must be 20 years of age or older.
Qualifying Criteria
All entrants must be in good health, have run at least a marathon distance race prior to the event.
Drop bags
All drop bags must be a Maximum of 40cm x 35cm x 40cm. A drop bag is permitted at Checkpoints 4 (50miles) and 6 (87 Miles) Frodsham Community Centre.
All checkpoints will have water, refreshments (cola, juice, and snack catering for vegans too). Pasta and soup will also be served at the Frodsham Community Centre and Sandy Lane Community Centre and hot drinks will also be available at all indoor checkpoints. There will also be a dedicated First Aider and Medical team.
Support Crew
  • At village halls, runners can have no more than 2 support crew members, and at larger halls, runners can have 3 to 4 support crew members
  • Crew members are not allowed to impede on the event team or take food and drink from the halls except for their runner
  • Crews must also respect event staff and are not allowed to use the kitchen area unless permission is granted by the Checkpoint Manager
  • Failure to comply could end up with the runner being disqualified or having time penalties applied to their time.
What is the cut-off time limit for the Chester Ultra 100 Mile?
There is a 32 hour cut-off time for the event as well as individual cut-off times per checkpoints, please see race logistics for more information.
Will there be parking available at the Chester Ultra 100 Mile?
Yes, there will be plenty of parking available at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village, it is advised to make prior arrangements for alternative parking if parking spaces do get full.
What time does the Chester Ultra 100 Mile start?
The Chester Ultra 100 Mile starts at 6:00am but please arrive at 5:30am to pick up your registration packs.
Did the race in 2019
The Chester 50 was an excellent event. The volunteers at the check points to the support throughout the lead up and on the day was superb. All my questions were answered by the organisers and fellow runners swiftly. The perks of the pictures, brew at the end with more food was brilliant. The comradery is top notch and welcoming as you would expect from any sport. The course is well marked out and this year we had trackers for live updates for your friends/family to follow which worked well. The course I would say is a fast course and a good one for those who are novice or come from a road running background. If you are a fell runner or enjoy hills, trails or mountains look elsewhere (as the only real climbs are Helsby hill and Frodsham) but the views are beautiful personally and I really enjoyed it all. I think the last 6-7 miles along the canal back to Waverton was good and for other runners it signaled the last push. At Waverton village hall where the start/finish point is there is not a massive amount of parking so it is advised to car share or be prepared to park within the village. The only thing I could say is we didnt set off until gone 0600, which is small in detail but perhaps could have been avoided if the marshals at Waverton got out when they were supposed to but this is minor in detail and should not detract from those wanting to take part in the future. For such a young event (third year I believe) it is superbly supported and run. For those wanting a good challenge which is achievable this is a brilliant one to go for.
Did the race in 2019
A very well marked course, a good mix of terrain taking on flat canal start, roads, villages, hard trail, soft fields, a couple of climbs, fantastically stocked CPs with friendly helpful crew and to top it off a great medal and free burger/ hot dog, tea or coffee at the finish. Its my 3rd year and find it a course that just keeps on giving. Great for a first time 50 or seasoned ultra runner.
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