Chester Marathon 2023

Run 4 Cancer in this year's Chester Marathon and help British families living with cancer. We have a range of free and subsidised charity places available. Simply enter your contact details below and we'll reply immediately. All our runners receive a training plan and the option of a Run 4 Cancer running vest.

  • Help families living with cancer
  • Subsidised entry fee
  • Low minimum sponsorship
  • Run with your friends

Chester Marathon 2023

First run in 2010, the Chester Marathon has grown rapidly in popularity. It was voted the UK’s ‘Number 1 Marathon’ in 2012 – by Runners World readers. Apart from the city’s ancient architecture, the course is popular because it is very flat and therefore fast. A personal best is a real possibility!


  • 8 October 2023

The Route

The race starts and finishes at Chester Racecourse. From the start line, the race heads through the town centre, passing the Town Hall, Chester Cathedral, Middle Ages “Rows”, Eastgate Clock and Amphitheatre. Runners will also run through the ancient Roman Walls four times before leaving the City and heading across the Old Dee Bridge. Runners then head out of Chester, via Pulford. Crossing the border into the Welsh villages of Lavister and Rossett, the route then follows a small loop reaching the old village of Holt before crossing the ancient Roman bridge at Farndon which brings runners back into England. Runners then pass through Churton, Aldford and Huntington to finish back at the racecourse.

Already Have Your Own Place?

If you already have your own place and would like to Run 4 Cancer, we would be delighted!  We can fully support you with a training plan and a high performance Run 4 Cancer running vest… perfect for both training in and also for race day!  Just fill in the contact form below and we’ll get in touch right away! Thank you.

Apply For Your Free Place

We have a number of free and subsidised places available. All we ask is that you try to raise some sponsorship funds in support of Run 4 Cancer.  We set very low minimum sponsorship funds and fully understand that the cost of living crisis is impacting people’s ability to sponsor people.  To reserve your Run 4 Cancer place, get in touch with us using the form below. Many thanks for your support! We really appreciate it.

Event Date

08 October 2023

Event Time: 9:00 am
Registration Fee: FREE
Minimum Sponsorship: N/A

Run 4 Cancer - About Us

Set up by a team of running enthusiasts, all of whom have lost a family member or a friend to cancer, Run 4 Cancer is primarily a provider of days out and short-breaks for British families affected by cancer. We give families something to look forward to during the most difficult of times. We also make grants to UK based care institutions and support research into the positive effects of exercise (e.g. running) and how it can help with cancer prevention and recovery. Find out more about us here.

Helping Families Living With Cancer

By joining Run 4 Cancer you will be directly helping families affected by cancer.
With your help we can help many more families like this. Thank you.

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