The 2021 Essar Chester Half Marathon starts at the famous Racecourse in the city centre, taking in the city centre sights then heading north-west out of the City on wide roads allowing runners to rapidly settle into the race, before returning back for a memorable City Centre finish. Drinks stations will be every 3 miles. There will be chip timing with splits at 5k, 10k, 15k and 20k. All finishers will receive a technical T-shirt, bespoke medal and a goody bag.
Before proceeding please note that you are entering the 2021 CHESTER HALF MARATHON (13.1 miles). Once you have entered you can transfer your place to another runner, however you cannot transfer to another race and there are no refunds or deferrals. The minimum age on race day is 17.
Special Entry Price:
£27.00 Until midnight 16th August 2020
£37.00 Until 31st August 2021
£42.00 From 1st September 2021
COVID Race Entry Guarantee & Covid-19 Measures
All our 2021 race entries are covered by our COVID Race Entry Guarantee (CREG), providing you with extra reassurance about entering our 2021 events. Should one of our events be cancelled due to COVID-19, our CREG means we will automatically guarantee you a place into the next scheduled race for that event, by deferring your Race Place free of charge. If you are not able to run on the re-scheduled date, for any reason, there will be other options available to you, which will be communicated to you at the time.
We will continue to follow the advice and current guidelines provided by our local council and the governing bodies for our sport. This is a highly dynamic situation and we will continually adapt and adjust our event plans as appropriate. Full details of the measures required to enable us to host Covid secure events and to ensure the safety of everyone involved, will be confirmed closer to race day. Please rest assured we are continually working behind the scenes to deliver a safe and amazing experience for our runners in 2021.
It is impossible to have a rule for every conceivable situation related to COVID-19 and your ability to attend on Race Day. If you are unable to attend on Race Day due to personal circumstances (e.g., local lockdown, quarantine, self-isolation etc), providing you retain a valid entry to the event, you may take part in our 'Run Your Way Event', covering at least the race distance between:
22nd August and 17th October for the Chester Half Marathon.
Please contact email@example.com if you wish to transfer to our Run Your Way Event before 23:59 September 18th. We will then provide you with more details on how to submit your race data.
Taking part in the Run Your Way Event will still enable you to complete the race and qualify for the 2021 Chester Triple medal.
Under UK Athletics Rules - UKA Race licence number TBC / Course measurement Certificate No. 19/610
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, any time before the event at no extra cost, by using the official transfer process outlined in your entry confirmation email. Race places are not transferable between 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.
If, due to a local lockdown, quarantine, self-isolation or another reason you are not able to attend an event, providing you retain a valid entry to the event, you may run a virtual race of at least the race distance on, before or up to four weeks after race day. It is important that you let us know if you would like to run the race virtually by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org and stating in the subject line 'I’D LIKE TO RUN THE CHESTER HALF MARATHON VIRTUALLY, so we can provide you with more details, otherwise your race place will be classed as did not start on race day.