Chester Half Marathon

This event has taken place. The information below is historical


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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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
  • Prizes awarded for the top 3 men and women and the winners of each age group
  • 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

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