Sun 6 Oct 2024 Chester, Cheshire, UK

MBNA Chester Marathon

A multi-award event and three time winner of the UK's Best Marathon (up to 5,000 runners) as well as the UK’s only international marathon from the historic Roman/Medieval City of Chester.

  • Sun 6 Oct 2024
Chester Racecourse, Chester




Age 18 & over

  • 26.2 miles road running


The main event of the day is the marathon itself which is on a wonderful route mixing city centre sights and rural villages in both England and North Wales, with amazing support from the 700+ volunteers and friendly locals.

Organised by runners for runners, this aims to be the 'perfect race'; a premier quality, competitively priced race which caters for the needs of runners of all abilities and speeds, combined with friendliness and personal touches which are unique to this event series. A rare Metric Marathon and Mini Marathon make the day exciting and inclusive for all abilities!

The event will once again host the England Athletics Age Group Masters Marathon Championship and be a qualifying race for the Abbott WMM Age Group World Championships.


  • Multi-award winning headline marathon
  • UK's Best Marathon Up to 5,000 Runners (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Stunning city centre start and finish
  • Qualifying race for the Abbott WMM Age Group World Championships
  • England Athletics Age Group Masters Marathon Championship qualifier
  • Run in city and countryside in both England and Wales
  • Metric Marathon (26.2K) and Mini Marathon on the same day
  • Part of the Chester Triple series for an extra challenge medal
  • Free, monthly, paced training runs and training seminars

This event is part of MBNA Chester Marathon and Metric Marathon.

Event details

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Traders at event
  • Wheelchair users


  • Bag storage
  • Entertainment
  • Music
  • Paid parking
  • Rural
  • Toilets
  • Urban


  • Check points
  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • Entertainment
  • First aid
  • Marshals
  • Mass start
  • PB
  • Point to point
  • Single start
  • Sweeper
  • Toilets
  • Traffic free
  • Undulating
  • Water stations


  • Public transport links

What's included

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


  • Age 18 & over
  • Entries open
  • Charity entries closed
  • Charity places
  • Collect race pack
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
  • Race pack by post
  • Series discount