2023 Essar Chester Half Marathon

Sunday 21st May 2023


Event Details

The 2023 Essar Chester Half Marathon on 21st May marks the 41st edition of this historic award winning race. We are also hosting the England Athletics Age Group Masters Championships.

The event boasts a lively city centre start and finish, with a route that takes in all the city centre sights, surrounding picturesque countryside and all the enthusiasm you could ask for from the Cestrian supporters who line the course to cheer you on.

WHATEVER YOUR REASON FOR RUNNING, WE'RE HERE TO HELP YOU ACHIEVE GREATNESS

Before race day you'll receive:

  • Access to training plans to support your running journey
  • Support and advice, including free webinars and 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
  • Access to our friendly and supportive social community on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, who are happy to answer any of your running queries 
  • FREE runner to runner transfers - should you no longer be able to take part

ON RACE DAY you'll experience all the fitness and mental health benefits associated with running, plus you'll get:

  • A quality technical T-shirt, bespoke medal and a goody bag packed with post race nutrition when you finish, OR, the option to become a Green Runner and instead of receiving your medal, T-shirt and goody bag, we will donate the cost of these to our official race charity
  • A fantastic atmosphere as we host the England Athletics Age Group Masters Championships
  • Prizes awarded for 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 and nutrition 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


Entry Prices:

UKA Affiliated Runners will receive a £2 discount at checkout.

Special Entry Price:     

£32.00     Until midnight 22nd May 2022

Standard entry:

£42.00    Until midnight 23rd April 2023

Late entry:

£47.00    From 24th April 2023


Once you have entered you can transfer your place to another runner, however you cannot transfer to any other event or defer to another year and there are no refunds. The minimum age on race day is 17.


Under UK Athletics Rules - UKA Race licence number TBC /  Course measurement Certificate No. 19/610

Entry Options - Age 17 & over on Sun 21 May 2023
Half Marathon
Available £42.00 Enter
+Booking fee : 4.8%

UKA Members will automatically receive a £2 discount at checkout

Green Runner* - Half Marathon
Available £42.00 Enter
+Booking fee : 4.8%

*If you enter as a Green Runner, you will NOT receive a finisher's medal, t-shirt & goody bag. Instead the cost of these items will be donated to our official race charity Hope House Children's Hospices. This will help us reduce waste and support our local race charity.

Your race number will clearly show you are a Green Runner so you can collect your water at the finish.

UKA Members will automatically receive a £2 discount at checkout

Chester Triple Series
Available £124.00 Enter
+Booking fee : 4.8%

THIS ENTRY OPTION USES THE MARATHON AS THE FINAL RACE OF THE CHESTER TRIPLE MEDAL SERIES.

You are entering the following races, the:

MBNA Chester 10K - 12th March 2023
Essar Chester Half Marathon - 21st May 2023
MBNA Chester Marathon - 08th October 2023

If you want to use the MBNA Chester Metric Marathon as your last race, please click HERE.

Chester Triple Series
Available £115.00 Enter
+Booking fee : 4.8%

THIS ENTRY OPTION USES THE METRIC MARATHON AS THE FINAL RACE OF THE CHESTER TRIPLE MEDAL SERIES.

You are entering the following races, the:

MBNA Chester 10K - 12th March 2023
Essar Chester Half Marathon - 21st May 2023
MBNA Chester Metric Marathon - 08th October 2023

If you want to use the MBNA Chester Marathon as your last race, please click HERE.

Refund Policy

If you decide you no longer want to take part and want to cancel your entry into the event, as per our terms and conditions your race place is non refundable and we do not offer deferrals. 

You can always transfer your race place to someone else, free of charge any time before the event, by using the official transfer process outlined in your entry confirmation email. Race places are not transferable between different entry types, or different events or years.

If you enter as Green Runner and wish to transfer your place, the new runner will also become a Green Runner. They will not be able to change this.

If we, as the event organiser, have to make the decision to postpone or cancel our event(s), we will make every reasonable effort to notify you and your race place will automatically be deferred free of charge, to the next scheduled race date for that event. 

Dates
Starts
Sun 21 May 2023 at 09:00
Contact Info
Linda Worrall (Race Administrator)
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