The event

This spectacular marathon route is both historic and scenic.

Runners leave the racecourse and head into the City centre passing the Town Hall, Cathedral, split level Middle Ages "Rows", Eastgate Clock, Amphitheatre and through the Roman Walls before heading out of the City across the Old Dee Bridge.

The route then leaves Chester past the Duke of Westminster's estate, through Pulford, before crossing the border into Wales and the villages of Lavister and Rossett.

Keeping to the rural lanes runners complete a small loop before entering the historic village of Holt. Then crossing the ancient Roman bridge at Farndon to return to England and the home stretch running through Churton, Aldford and Huntington.

On re-entering the City, runners pass the River Dee along the Groves and Castle Drive before a triumphant finish at the racecourse!

The route is largely flat with some short hills or gradual climbs which are predominantly in the second half of the course. 70% of runners achieved a personal best marathon time. So why not join in and celebrate the 10th MBNA Chester Marathon this 6th October 2019

Supporting you

We’re here to help make fundraising as easy as possible for you. Our Fundraising Pack contains lots of fun ideas for how to raise money, plus useful practical support like information on how to publicise your event and set up an online fundraising page. You can download your Fundraising Pack here.

All our fundraisers receive a FREE running vest or t-shirt - just let us know your preferred size and colour!

October 6th 2019

Registration fee £53

To book, please email [email protected] 

Please see the official Chester Marathon site for more event information