Chester Marathon is a running event and for runners’ safety the roads are closed by permission of the council. The race cut off time is 6 hours. Roads will re-open in line with this pace. If you fall behind this pace, for your own safety you may be asked to withdraw from the race.

There are two points where the route will close, and runners who have fallen behind the 6 hour pace will not be able to continue on the marathon route:

– 13.5 miles (junction of Borras Road and Buck Road) – Runners arriving here after 12:15 will not be able to continue for their own safety as roads will be reopening.

– 21 miles (village of Aldford) – Runners arriving here after 13:50 will not be able to continue for their own safety. The route towards Huntington will be reopening – this is a very busy road once reopened, with no pavement. We will transfer you to the finish in the sweep bus.