The Chester Half Marathon is a popular race that always fills up well in advance. Chester is a fantastic city to explore and a great location for a half marathon.
The Chester Half Marathon offers a fast course and a spectacular city centre finish. You now run past some of Chester's historic landmarks at the very start of the race too.
The updated route still starts at Chester Racecourse, before heading up Watergate Street, through the Walls and now enjoying the historic Chester city centre. Then you leave the city through the Garden Quarter before heading out into the countryside through the village of Mollington.
At halfway the runners will start their return to Chester, via Woodbank and Saughall. The finish in the City Centre outside the Town Hall and Cathedral provides an inspiring setting with cheering crowds of welcoming spectators.Race Website
A great race. Well organised, and very friendly. Killer hill at the end, though, as you come back in to Chester. Still, a PB for me which I wasn't expecting, Great personal touches from the directors greeting every runner. Downsides? Getting out of the car park a bit of a nightmare, and not great if you're on public transport - a friend had to run from the station having takien the first train from Liverpool, started +19 mins!