Chester Marathon

Sunday, 8 October 2017 - 9am 

The 2017 Chester Marathon and Metric Marathon will be held on Sunday, 8 October with the start and finish of the race at Chester Racecourse. 

Here is some information to help you get about during the race. 

You can see details about the route and road closures on the Chester Marathon website

Information for residents 

If you live in Holt or Farndon 

Access in or out of Holt and Farndon is via the A534 which is open throughout the event. The A534 can be reached from the A493/A5156 to the west or the A41 to the east. The old bridge over the River Dee will be closed.

In Holt, residents of Green Street and adjoining roads will be assisted by marshals to cross safely heading south and exit onto Bridge Street or Castle Street.

In Farndon, residents of Townfield Lane, River Lane and neighbouring streets can leave the estate via Townfield Lane. Marshals will help you to cross safely to the southbound carriageway to access High Street heading east.

If you live in Churton

​Access between Churton and Farndon is via Sibbersfield Lane. You will be able to use Sibbersfield Lane to leave the village via Farndon and the A534.

If you live in Aldford

If you need to leave Aldford by car between 10.30am and 12noon we advise that you park away from the closed roads and access your car on foot. From 10am to 10.30am and after 12noon the bridge on Chester Road over Aldford Brook will be controlled to allow vehicles to/from Aldford. All traffic must be via Chapel Lane and then the A41. There is no access to Churton from Aldford.

If you live in Huntington 

Exit from Meadow Lane and Butterbache Road is via Woodlands Road. Marshals will help you to cross safely onto Chester Road heading south, and follow the diversion along Gorse Way to exit the village.​

Public transport 

8.30am until 10am 
  • All services will be unable to serve Foregate Street 
8.30am until 11am 
  • Services 16 and PR1 will be unable to serve Foregate Street 
  • Blacon Pointer services 1 and 1A will be unable to serve Canal Street, Raymond Street or Bouverie Street 
  • Service 10 will be unable to serve Canal Street, South View Road or Sealand Road (up to Stadium Way) 
  • All services will be unable to serve Vicars Lane, Pepper Street or Grosvenor Street 
8.30am until 3.45pm 
  • Service 16 will operate via the Grosvenor Bridge 
9am until 2pm 
  • Service 1 (Wrexham) will be unable to serve Pulford, Lavister or Rossett   ​ 
​​ 12noon until 4pm 
  • Service 5 will be unable to serve the Rake and Pikel 

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