MBNA Chester 10K
Sun 9 Mar 2025 Chester, Cheshire, UK

MBNA Chester 10K

This award-winning, sell-out event is Chester's only city-based 10K, it's the best City Centre 10K in the North West and is the first event of the Chester Triple Series - with top runner reviews too!

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  • Sun 9 Mar 2025
Nuns Road, Chester > Eastgate Street, Chester

MBNA Chester 10K



Age 15 & over

  • 10 km road running


The MBNA Chester 10K is the first event in the calendar year of the Chester Triple Series - kicking off your year of running with purpose, structure and achievement. Relatively new to the UK's 10K calendar, it has been successful from day one and now sells out every time, so come and join what promises to be an enjoyable day!


  • Chester's only city-based 10K
  • The first event of the Chester Triple Series
  • Start by the iconic Chester Racecourse
  • Picturesque village of Mollington 
  • Pass the historic Victorian town hall and Medieval Cathedral
  • Finish with a spectacular backdrop of the Eastgate Clock
  • Sells out every time

Event video

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Wheelchair users


  • 09:00 | Orange Wave starts
  • 09:30 | Blue Wave starts

  • Bag storage
  • Paid parking
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Nuns Road
Chester Racecourse

The Roman and Medieval city of Chester is an international destination city and has much to offer visitors, including the Roman walls and amphitheatre, shopping on its unique split-level Rows dating from the Middle Ages, the famous Eastgate Clock and museums. On the outskirts of the City are the massive Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, Chester Zoo and the Blue Planet Aquarium.


There is ample parking in Chester city centre car parks, and other local car parks, within easy walking distance of the start. These car parks will charge a variety of fees depending on the length of time vehicles are parked. Chester Racecourse car park will not be open for runners to use.

  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Marshals
  • PB
  • Sweeper
  • Toilets
  • Traffic free
  • Water stations
  • Wave start
  • Way markers

The course starts from Chester Racecourse and heads north west out of the city along wide roads allowing runners to rapidly settle into race pace. Runners will then pass close to the picturesque village of Mollington, before returning to the heart of Chester City centre and finishing outside the historic Victorian Town Hall and Medieval Cathedral.

From the racecourse on a speedy course to the historic city centre.

Cut off time

90 minutes.

Chester 10K is a running event and for runners' safety the roads are closed by permission of the council. The race cut-off time is 90 minutes after your race start. 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 and get into the sweep bus.

Times for runners who finish over the cut-off will not be listed on the final results.


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 "open ear" bone conduction headphones are advised for enjoyment and safety. 

  • Public transport links
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability policy

Green Runner option

Why not enter as a Green Runner?

You wouldn't receive a finisher's medal, t-shirt or goody bag - instead, the cost of these items would be donated to the official race charity which is the West Cheshire Foodbank.

You'd help reduce waste and support the local race charity at the same time!

  • Cash prizes
  • Certificate
  • Chip timing
  • Eco goody bag
  • Goody bag
  • iTAB
  • Massage
  • Medal
  • Pre-event training sessions
  • Technical t-shirt
  • Training plan

Before race

  • Access to training plans to support your running journey
  • Support and advice, including free 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
  • Dedicated fundraising partner to help you achieve your charitable fundraising goals
  • 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

  • A fantastic atmosphere as it's also a qualifier for the England Athletics Age Group Masters 10K Championships
  • A unique short sleeve technical T-shirt, bespoke medal and a 'bag for life' cotton goody bag packed with post race nutrition when you finish
  • Prizes awarded to 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 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

  • Age 15 & over
  • Entries open
  • Collect race pack
  • Enter online
  • Race pack by post
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The Chester Triple

Run the MBNA Chester 10K, the Essar Chester Half Marathon and either the MBNA Chester Marathon or Metric Marathon and you'll receive a fantastic Chester Triple Medal.

Entry fees

Entry fee (Unaffiliated)


Entry fee (Affiliated)



  • Awarded Gold for outstanding events - reviewed independently by runners
  • The top-rated 10K on RaceCheck!