MBNA Chester Marathon & Half Marathon

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Chester Marathon 2014

Entries for the 2014 MBNA Chester Marathon, which will be staged on Sunday 5 October, are open at www.chestermarathon.co.uk. Sign up before 31 January 2014 and take advantage of the early bird price.

The race is renowned for being one of the friendliest races in the UK. Chosen as one of the UK's top two marathons in 2013 - as voted for by you, the readers of Runner's World, it should be high on your list of must-do races this year.

If that’s not enough to tempt you, the race has also just been named as the UK’s Best Mass Participation Race in the Sweatshop Awards for the Running Industry.

The MBNA Chester Marathon, often referred to as 'the destination marathon', offers a fast, predominantly flat course through the historic City of Chester and the striking Cheshire countryside. It crosses into North Wales, making it the UK’s only international marathon.

Growing year on year, the event is popular amongst the marathon running community, backed up by the 2013 race receiving 97% positive feedback through the Runner's World forum.
  A fast, predominantly flat course
  Organised by runners
for runners
  A friendly race tailored
specifically for you, the
  Views of the striking
Cheshire countryside
  A chance for a new
personal best
  The UK's only
international marathon,
crossing into North Wales
  Race pacers to cover a
variety of times
  Free Monthly training runs to help you get the best out of your marathon
  The perfectly timed Chester Half Marathon on Sunday 18 May is an ideal build-up event
Chester Half Marathon   The Chester Half Marathon - 18 May 2014
Chester Half Marathon


The Chester Half Marathon, which takes place on Sunday 18 May, is also open for entries at www.chesterhalfmarathon.co.uk. The 2014 Chester Half Marathon is expected to sell out in advance of race day next year, so if you are planning on taking part, enter now to avoid disappointment.

To enter, or for further information, visit www.chestermarathon.co.uk or www.chesterhalfmarathon.co.uk.

Here's what you had to say about the 2013 MBNA Chester Marathon:

'One of the best marathons of the 64 I have run'
'Chester totally nailed it and blew me away'
'This event made me fall back in love with 26.2 miles'
'A must do marathon every year'
'Best organisation I have ever seen, obvious it is organised by runners'
'Chester's atmosphere was amazing, amongst runners, supporters and volunteers alike'
'You know you've come somewhere special when there are members of the organising team at the entrance village just to welcome you and wish you good luck'

(Source: 2013 Runner's World Forum)

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