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1 Review
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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Elaine R
"This was my 1st marathon. I loved it,, I loved the route and loved the supports..."
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Distances in this event

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
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  2. Metric Marathon

    Run 26.2km
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MBNA Chester Marathon routes

This is a truly stunning marathon course with plenty of potential for PBs. Run amongst all of Chester's most well known landmarks on closed roads before running through the countryside surrounding the city. You'll return along the River Dee for a grandstand finish at the Racecourse. There will be plenty of drinks stations along the route, not to mention plenty of entertainment to keep you motivated when the going gets tough.

Event details

  • Road
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Closed roads
  • 5000 participants

From the organizer

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Active Leisure Events are ranked #46 in the UK out of 506 organizers

The UK's favourite marathon (under 5000 runners) as voted by you in 2018. An iconic start at the Racecourse sets participants off on a tour of Chester's landmarks, and all finishers receive a goody bag complete with medal and T-Shirt. This is a true mass participation marathon, and the on course support from spectators makes for an amazing atmosphere.

What’s Included
    Chip Timing
    What's Included
    Water Stations
    Finishers Medal, T-Shirt and Goodie Bag
    Bag Drop

As the race is run on a completely closed route, some parts will be inconvenient for spectators to reach. If you intend on driving to the event, take into account any road closures that may affect you, and please park responsibly. We recommend Holt and Farndon as the good spots to watch the race, where there are also plenty of spots to buy refreshments should you require.

There are also great spots to spectate in the City, just after the start, towards the end along the River Dee, and back at the Racecourse to cheer finishers in.


Volunteers are always needed at this race.To find out more, visit


Can I wear an iPod or music player?

Headphones are permitted, but we ask that you make sure you can hear instructions from race marshals and staff. Please consider leaving one earphone out to ensure this is possible.

Can I run with a buggy or a dog?

Unfortunately, we can't allow either.

Can I run in Fancy Dress?

Absolutely - but please be considerate to those around you and don't wear anything that might put fellow runners in danger or obstruct them in any way.

MBNA Chester Marathon weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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IconLight breeze possible, up to 9mph

MBNA Chester Marathon reviews

5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Marathon in 2018

    This was my 1st marathon. I loved it,, I loved the route and loved the supports especially from the pacers en-route. Very organised and relexed. Ibeould do this again.

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