The MBNA Chester Marathon is the UK's best marathon (up to 5,000 runners), as voted at the 2019 & 2018 Running Awards. With a spectacular start at Chester Racecourse, the route 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 within the City. All finishers will receive a technical t shirt, bespoke medal and a goody bag.
Before proceeding please note that you are entering the 2021 MBNA CHESTER MARATHON (26.2 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 18.
£34.00 The first 1250 places
£49.00 Until 31st July 2021
£55.00 From 1st August 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:
5th September and 31st October for the Chester Marathon.
Please contact email@example.com if you wish to transfer to our Run Your Way Event before 23:59 October 2nd. 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.
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 MARATHON VIRTUALLY, so we can provide you with more details, otherwise your race place will be classed as did not start on race day.