The 2023 MBNA Chester Mini Marathon has now SOLD OUT. Any unclaimed race numbers will be resold at our Help Desk at 10:00 on Sunday 8th October by the official race charity Hope House.
The Mini Marathon is approximately one mile and starts and finishes at the main race start of the MBNA Chester Marathon. It is conducted wholly within Chester Racecourse.
Are you ready to become a Mini Marathon Marvel?
The Mini Marathon starts at 10:20 on 8th October, shortly after the MBNA Marathon and Metric Marathon have started.
The race is open to anyone wanting to run, however, it is aimed primarily at children and places are limited.
Parents, guardians and grandparents who wish to run with a child, must also enter the event. This is to ensure that the number of people on course is safe for all ages.
Each Mini Marathon participant will be given a souvenir race T-shirt* and race number, with all finishers receiving a bespoke medal, bottle of water and a treat.
Numbers and T-shirts must be collected from the Help Desk at Chester Racecourse on the MBNA Chester Marathon race weekend. Collection times are between 14:00 and 17:00 on Saturday 7th October and between 07:30 and 10:00 on race day.
If you have not collected your number by 10:00 on race day, the race charity may sell your place to another runner and they will keep all the proceeds from any sale to support their vital services.
Mini Marathon Entry = £6 which includes a £1 donation to Hope House Children's Hospices.
The cost may be more if you decide to donate more during the entry process.
This is a fun run and not a race with the aim to involve as many people as possible. Everyone is a winner and there are no official timings or prizes.
Please note you are entering the Mini Marathon, a supporting event of the MBNA Chester Marathon on 8th October.
*due to the lead time required, t shirts have been ordered based on our experience of required sizes. Sizes will be issued on a first come first served basis, when collecting your number.
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.
Mini Marathon places are not transferable between runners, different events or years.
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.