Race Date Sun 2nd Oct 2022
Race Status Entries Open
|Race Start Time:||09:00||Entry On Day:||No|
|Running Surface:||Road||Race Cut Off Time:||6:00 hours|
|Route Undulation:||Mostly Flat||Race Town:||Chester|
|Timing Method:||Chip||Race Location:||Cheshire|
|Number Collection:||Posted||Race Entry Cost:||£55.00|
|Distance Markers:||Miles||Race Status:||Entries Open|
|Road Status:||Unknown||Use Headphones:||Yes|
|Max Number:||5000||Race Format:||1 Lap|
|Race Start Time:||09:00|
|Entry On Day:||No|
|Race Cut Off Time:||6:00 hours|
|Route Undulation:||Mostly Flat|
|Race Entry Cost:||£55.00|
|Race Status:||Entries Open|
|Race Format:||1 Lap|
Where is the race?
The race is located in Chester, United Kingdom.
Can I wear headphones at the Chester Marathon?
Is the race still going ahead?
Change is always possible, please contact the race organiser to confirm this at: [email protected]
What is the maximum allowed time to complete the race?
The maximum time allowed is 6:00 hours
Race Entry Information
Chester Marathon Race Entry
The website organising the Chester Marathon is http://www.activeleisureevents.co.uk/marathon
The 2021 12th MBNA Chester Marathon is a must do on any marathon runners calendar. Catering for runners of all levels, the organisers are runners themselves and they have the drive and passion to arrange a fabulous race with many runners returning year on year. This is a PB marathon course which takes place on closed roads with 19 miles being in England and 7 miles in Wales, a multi country marathon! The race takes in many of Chester's iconic landmarks including the Cathedral, Medieval Rows, Roman Wells, the Ampitheatre and the historical Eastgate Clock. The race then heads out into the Cheshire and North Wales stunning countryside, returning along the River Dee and back to the racecourse. The support along the whole of the course will keep your spirits lifted along with bands, music and entertainment.
There are drinks stations every 2.5 to 3 miles with bottled water at all 9 stations. Lucozade Sport drink and High5 Energy Aqua gels are also available along the route. Chip timing is available at 10k, 20k, 30k and 40k along with social media athlete tracking, so you can share your progress with your family and friends. All finishers will receive that all important medal, a super goodie bag and a technical T-shirt.
Some good advice from the Chester Marathon pacing team https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZrEnSaRd38
If you are not able to participate in the race there are no refunds and you cannot swap to another race (e.g. the metric marathon), however you can transfer your race entry to someone else. This is our only quibble with the race, it would be good if they offered a deferall option to next year's race.
Chester Marathon Race Route Map - satellite overview showing miles
Chester Marathon Route Elevation Profile
The Chester marathon is quite a flat course, the first half is quicker than the second though. The second half has a couple of little hills at the end.