Chester Marathon

Chester Marathon start
Chester Racecourse

Get your place

  1. Sign up at the Chester Marathon website
  2. Get a sponsorship pack from us
  3. Get set and go!

Got a place already?

Request your sponsorship pack and join our team.

Help out on the day

Join our dedicated events team to support our participants on the day.

Take part in the Chester Marathon for a picturesque running experience like no other.

Now into its fourth year this marathon is building an enviable reputation amongst runners for its picturesque course and its ability to attract and cater for runners of all levels.

With 19 miles in England and 7 in Wales the 26.2 mile route takes in everything that is great about the city and surrounding countryside. You will take in everything this iconic city before heading out to the stunning countryside of North Waes, before heading back into the city along the banks of the River Dee.

The streets will be lined with support, particulalry in the many villages the you will pass through, makes this an event you won't want to miss.

Join our team and we will beat cancer sooner.

Race day information

We will be out on the course ready and waiting to give you the boost you need to get you to the finish line. Make sure you look out for our cheering points along the course

Any questions? Click here to read our most frequently asked questions, which should provide you with all the information you need. Or, you can contact the Sports Team on 0300 123 5461.

Did you know...

Cancer Research UK ran some of the very earliest studies of major cancer drugs such as temozolomide (Temodal) for brain tumours and cisplatin, which now helps to cure more than nine out of 10 men with testicular cancer.

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Training plans and advice

We've teamed up with the experts to give you the very best training support and advice for your event.

Get a cheering pack

Our pack includes a banner, clapper boards, cheering sticks, balloons, tattoos and running sacks.

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