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The multi-award winning and UK’s only international marathon from the historic Roman/Medieval international destination City of Chester.
Event details and schedule
The charity for this event is St John Ambulance and the minimum sponsorship is £200.
When running for St John Ambulance expect to receive the following support from us:
- Training information and fundraising support
- St John Ambulance running vest or t-shirt
- cheers of support from the St John Ambulance team out on the course
- a souvenir certificate to commemorate your achievement.
Where is the race start?
The race starts at Chester Racecourse, Chester, CH1 2LY.
What is the race route?
After leaving Chester Racecourse the Marathon course will pass through Chester City Centre, heading out through Eccleston and Pulford before entering Wales at Rossett. The route then passes through Holt before returning to England at Farndon and passing through Churton, Aldford and Huntington. It returns to Chester city at Boughton before entering the Groves area and returning to the racecourse past the Little Roodee. See our route maps.
The Metric Marathon course will pass through Chester City Centre and then head out of Chester eastbound on the A51 and then south on Sandy Lane. Just north of Churton the runners turn and run north to return to Chest
Where can I park?
Parking for competitors and supporters will be available on the grass at the centre of the Chester Racecourse. The car park will open at 0630hrs and will close at 0800hrs to allow for the start of the races.
There will be a fee of £3.00 for parking. Please have the correct money ready when you arrive. The car park will re-open at approximately 1100hrs and will remain open until approximately 1800hrs. Disabled parking will be available closer to the main buildings of the racecourse.
After the races there may be queues at busy times, please be patient whilst we work to help everybody leave as quickly and smoothly as possible.
There are over 3,000 car parking places available in car parks within easy walking distance of the racecourse in Chester city centre. These car parks will charge a variety of fees dependent on the length of time vehicles are parked.
What should I wear?
Please wear sensible running attire for this event and running shoes.
Can I wear 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.