2023 MBNA Chester Marathon

Sunday 8th October 2023

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Event Details


The 2023 MBNA Chester Marathon is now SOLD OUT

You can join our waiting list for a place. The chances of a place becoming available due to another runner canceling their entry are very small. As much as we would like to accommodate every runner, we are bound by the course limits to ensure everyone has the best possible experience. Finding a runner who is willing to transfer their place to you, will remain your best chance of running in the 2023 MBNA Chester Marathon.


Join us at the MBNA Chester Marathon - Sun 08 Oct 2023

The MBNA Chester Marathon is the 3x winner of the UK's best marathon (up to 5,000 runners), Racecheck GOLD rated event and home to the England Athletics Age Group Masters Championships.

All abilities, ages, fun and charity runners are welcome.

The event boasts a lively city centre start and finish, with a route that passes all Chester's iconic landmarks, then heads out into the Cheshire & North Wales countryside, before returning along the banks of the River Dee for an unforgettable finish and all the enthusiasm you could ask for from the Cestrian supporters who line the course to cheer you on.


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, including past and present pacers
  • 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 fantastic atmosphere as we host the England Athletics Age Group Masters Marathon Championships
  • A special long sleeve quarter zip technical T-shirt, bespoke medal and a tote style goody bag packed with post race nutrition when you finish
  • 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:     

£44.00     Until 23:59 on 9th October 2022

Standard entry:

£54.00    Until 23:59 1st October 2023

Late entry:

£59.00    From 2nd October 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 18.

Under UK Athletics Rules - UKA race licence number TBC. Course measurement Certificate No. 22/452

Entry Options - Age 18 & over on Sun 08 Oct 2023
There are no options available at this time please check back later

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. 

Sun 08 Oct 2023 at 09:00
Contact Info
Linda Worrall (race administrator)
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