MBNA Chester Marathon
🏃 Sunday 6 October 2019
The route starts at Chester Racecourse and heads north up New Crane Street before coming round and under the famous City Walls into Northgate St. You will pass through the heart of Chester, past the Town Hall and the Cathedral to run under the Eastgate Clock. Passing the Roman Amphitheatre your route leaves Chester across the Old Dee Bridge.
Watch the highlights from last year. (video above)
Marathon Route: The spectacular marathon route is both historic and scenic. You can expect some fast times over this stunning PB marathon course on closed roads. Runners leave the racecourse and head into the City centre passing the Town Hall, Cathedral, Eastgate Clock, Amphitheatre and through the Roman Walls before heading out of the City across the Old Dee Bridge. The route then leaves Chester past the Duke of Westminster's estate, through Pulford, before crossing the border into Wales and the villages of Lavister and Rossett. Keeping to the rural lanes runners complete a small loop before entering the historic village of Holt. Then crossing the ancient Roman bridge at Farndon to return to England and the home stretch running through Churton, Aldford and Huntington. On re-entering the City, runners pass the River Dee along the Groves and Castle Drive before a triumphant finish at the racecourse! The route is largely flat with some short hills or gradual climbs which are predominantly in the second half of the course.