2022 ESSAR Chester Half Marathon

Sunday 15th May 2022

Event Details


The 2022 Essar Chester Half Marathon on 15th May marks the 40th anniversary and 40th year 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.


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 
  • A FREE transfer to our Run Your Way event so you can take part in your own way, on your own course, if you’d prefer not to join us on race day*
  • 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 special 40th anniversary technical T-shirt, bespoke medal and a goody bag packed with post race nutrition when you finish
  • A fantastic atmosphere as we host the England Athletics Age Group Masters Championships
  • 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:     

£29.00     Until midnight 30th September 2021

Standard entry:

£39.00    Until 17th April 2022

Late entry:

£43.00    From 18th April 2022

Once you have entered you can transfer your place to another runner or our Run Your Way event, 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.

*transfers to our Run Your Way event are only accepted up to 23:59 on 14th May 2022.


Our Covid Race Guarantee is still in place for our 2022 events. We will continue to follow the advice and current guidelines provided by our local council and the governing bodies for our sport, and continually adapt and adjust our event plans as appropriate.  Please rest assured we are continually working behind the scenes to deliver a safe and amazing experience for our runners in 2022.

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

Entry Options - Age 17 & over on Sun 15 May 2022
Half Marathon
Available £39.00 Enter
+Booking fee : 4.8%

UKA Members will automatically receive a £2 discount at checkout

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 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. 

Sun 15 May 2022 at 09:00
Contact Info
Linda Worrall (Race Administrator)
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