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MBNA Chester Marathon

Chester, Cheshire

Racecourse, New Crane Street, Chester, CH1 2LY, United Kingdom

Sun 8th October 2023

Starting at 09:00

2 races

£56.75

Organiser's Description

All abilities, ages, fun and charity runners are welcome in the MBNA Chester Marathon, the 3x winner of the UK's best marathon (up to 5,000 runners). The event is the final race in the Chester Triple Medal series (enter and finish our 10K & Half Marathon in the same year for extra special, extra large and extra gold medal)

The MBNA Chester Marathon is a great introductory race for new marathon runners and an ideal stepping stone for runners looking for more than a half marathon. We are the UK’s only international marathon from the historic Roman/Medieval international destination City of Chester, and host the England Athletics Age Group Masters Marathon Championship adding to an already unforgettable atmosphere.

The event boasts a lively city centre start and finish, with a route that passes all Chester's iconic landmarks, then heads out into the Cheshire & North Wales countryside, before returning along the banks of the River Dee for an unforgettable finish and all the enthusiasm you could ask for from the Cestrian supporters who line the course to cheer you on.

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The event organiser will send you a confirmation email separate to the Find A Race confirmation email, that will contain important information regarding the event and to acknowledge they have received your entry.

Races

  • MBNA Chester Marathon

    £56.75

    All Abilities, Ages, Fun and Charity Runners Are Welcome in the MBNA Chester Marathon

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  • MBNA Chester Marathon Green Runner

    £56.75

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  • MBNA Chester Marathon

    £56.75

    All Abilities, Ages, Fun and Charity Runners Are Welcome in the MBNA Chester Marathon

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • MBNA Chester Marathon Green Runner

    £56.75

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?

What's Included

BEFORE RACE DAY YOU'LL RECEIVE:
• Access to training plans to support your running journey
• Support and advice, including free webinars and training runs to keep you motivated
• Your personalised race pack including your race number and timing chip sent to you in the post (runners from outside the UK need to collect their race numbers from our Help Desk on race weekend)
• Exclusive offers and competitions from our sponsors right from the moment you sign up
• Access to our friendly and supportive social community on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, who are happy to answer any of your running queries, including past and present pacers
• FREE runner to runner transfers - should you no longer be able to take part
ON RACE DAY YOU'LL EXPERIENCE ALL THE FITNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH BENEFITS ASSOCIATED WITH RUNNING, PLUS YOU'LL GET:
• A fantastic atmosphere as we host the England Athletics Age Group Masters Marathon Championships
• A special long sleeve quarter zip technical T-shirt, bespoke medal and a tote style goody bag packed with post race nutrition when you finish
• Prizes awarded for the top 3 men and women and the winners of each age group
• Access to our runners Help Desk for any last minute queries or transfers
• A safe running environment
• On course hydration and nutrition for refuelling
• Lots of medical support throughout the course should you need assistance
• Access to our tracking website so all your supporters can track your live progress

  • Fast Course
  • Cash Prizes
  • A special long sleeve quarter zip technical T-shirt
  • Bespoke Medal
  • A tote style goody bag packed with post race nutrition

Parking

Parking will be on the open course at Chester Racecourse for a small fee (weather permitting). There are also many car parks within the city and a short walk to Chester Racecourse.

Location

The race starts from inside Chester Racecourse, with the event village within the Paddock at Chester Racecourse. The finish is located in the heart of the city on Castle Drive.

Course Details

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.

FAQs

  • Is there a cut off time? Is there a minimum standard?

    Chester Marathon is a running event, and there is a race cut-off time of 6 hours. Road closures are lifted in line with the 6 hour pace, and if you are not able to achieve this you may have to withdraw for your own safety. Out of consideration for the communities we run through, there are two points where the Marathon route will close, and runners who have fallen behind the 6 hour pace will not be able to continue on the marathon route: Junction of Rossett Road and Borras Road (about 13.4 miles) - Runners arriving here after 12:15 will not be able to enter the Borras loop. You will have the choice of getting into the sweep vehicle, or continuing towards Holt. This cuts 3 miles off the route so you will not complete the marathon distance. 21 miles (exiting the village of Aldford) - Runners arriving here after 14:00 will not be able to continue for their own safety. The route towards Huntington will be reopening - this is a very busy road once reopened, with no pavement. We will transfer you to the finish in the sweep bus. Times for runners who finish over the cut off will not be listed on the final results.

  • Can I run in fancy dress?

    Yes we welcome runners in fancy dress. Why not run as a Roman Centurion? It would be great to see the streets of Chester full of Centurions again! We do ask that you are considerate to your fellow runners, and don't wear a costume that might be obstructive or dangerous to others.

  • Will there be start zones?

    There will be start zones clearly marked with estimated finish times. Please assemble in the appropriate zone for your realistic expected finish time.

  • Will there be pacers?

    There will be Marathon pace runners at the target times of 3:00 and every 15 minutes up to 5:00 hours (chip time)

  • What facilities are there?

    There will be ample toilets at the start, all clearly signed. There will also be toilets at every drink station and at the finish There will be ample toilets at the start, all clearly signed. There will also be toilets at every drink station and at the finish

  • Can I wear an iPod or music player?

    Under UK Athletics rules, on any road which is not wholly closed to traffic only "open ear" bone conduction headphones are permitted. This means that in-ear headphones can't be used in the Chester Marathon and Metric Marathon. For the Chester Half Marathon and the Chester 10K, in-ear headphones can be used. Please leave one out so you can hear the sounds around you, including warnings from marshals or blue light vehicles on the course. Therefore we recommend "open ear" bone conduction headphones for enjoyment and safety

  • Can I run with a buggy or a dog?

    No, it is not possible to run with a buggy, or with a dog. This is against UK Athletics rules and you will be withdrawn from the course and disqualified.

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Refund Policy

If you no longer wish to take part in the event, you can transfer your race place to someone else at no extra cost, any time before the event closing date, by using the official transfer process outlined in your entry confirmation email or by logging into your Nifty account and choosing transfer my entry. Race places are not transferable between events or years.

You will be able to cancel your entry and receive a full refund (including any added extras at the time of registration), within 14 days of your purchase. As stated in our Terms and Conditions of entry, we will deduct a £5.00 administration fee from all refunds.

Notice of withdrawal from the event must be communicated by emailing [email protected] stating clearly the desire to withdraw and putting the word WITHDRAWAL in the subject line of the email. Withdrawals will not be accepted by telephone or post.

Refunds will not be issued under any circumstances after 14 days of purchase, if you enter a race within four weeks of race day or if the race sells out of general entries within 14 days of your entry. Participants can withdraw at any point prior to the race with no refund.

If you have entered the race using a transfer from another runner, we are unable to offer you the 14 day refund period, as you have not made a payment to us.

Green Runner

If You Enter as a Green Runner, You Will NOT Receive a Finisher's Medal, T-Shirt & Goody Bag. Instead the Cost of These Items Will Be Donated to Our Official Race Charity Hope House Children's Hospices. This Will Help Us Reduce Waste and Support Our Local Race Charity. Your Race Number Will Clearly Show You Are a Green Runner So You Can Collect Your Water at the Finish.

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8 Oct 2023

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