MBNA Chester Metric Marathon MBNA Chester Metric Marathon MBNA Chester Metric Marathon MBNA Chester Metric Marathon MBNA Chester Metric Marathon MBNA Chester Metric Marathon MBNA Chester Metric Marathon MBNA Chester Metric Marathon MBNA Chester Metric Marathon

MBNA Chester Metric Marathon

Chester, Cheshire

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

Sun 8th October 2023

Starting at 10:10

2 races


Organiser's Description

All abilities, ages and speeds are welcome in the award winning MBNA Chester Metric Marathon. The popular fixture in any runners race calendar, gives you the unique opportunity to run this distance in the UK. This is a 26.6km race, which is the ideal stepping stone from a half marathon to a full marathon. The Metric Marathon is the finale of the Chester Triple Medal Series.

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.


  • MBNA Chester Metric Marathon


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

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

  • MBNA Chester Metric Marathon Green Runner


    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00



  • MBNA Chester Metric Marathon


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

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

  • MBNA Chester Metric Marathon Green Runner


    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00


What's Included

• 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
• 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 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.


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

Course Details

The route is on closed roads and you will run past all Chester's iconic landmarks (Roman Walls, Cathedral, Medieval Rows, Eastgate Clock, Amphitheatre) before heading out to the stunning Cheshire countryside and villages. You join the marathon runners after 8.5 miles and return to Chester alongside the River Dee for an unforgettable finish on Castle Drive. The support in the villages and communities along the course is one of the many highlights of the race.


  • How do I get my race pack?

    For those with a non-UK address your pack will be available for collection on race day at the help desk. For UK runners we will post out entries that are completed in time. Late entries will be able to collect their race numbers from Help Desk during race week

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

    Chester Metric Marathon is a running event and for runners' safety the roads are closed by permission of the council. The race cut off time is 4 hours. Roads will re-open in line with this pace. If you fall behind this pace, for your own safety you may be asked to withdraw from the race. Out of consideration for the communities we run through, runners who do not reach Aldford Bridge outbound (6.6 miles) by 12:00 will not be able to continue, for their own safety. This is a very busy road once reopened, and your safety is our priority. 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.

  • How far apart are the drinks stations?

    The drinks stations will be 2.5 to 3 miles apart and can be seen on our route maps. There will be water in bottles at each drink station. Info about sports drinks/gels available on course will be published on our race information page before the event.

  • 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).

  • 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.

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.

See the route

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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