We are thrilled to announce that Chester-based Active Leisure Events have partnered with us as their official race charity for 2023.

The event organiser whose flagship running events include the popular MBNA Chester 10K, ESSAR Chester Half Marathon and MBNA Chester Marathon & Metric Marathon, are taking great strides to support the hospices and will be offering runners the chance to run and fundraise for us, as well as adding easy ways to donate through race entry forms.

The Chester Marathon alone has won the ‘UK’s Best Marathon’ three times and regularly welcomes a sell-out crowd of 5,000 to the Roman city.

A great result

Thrilled with the new partnership, Chester area fundraiser for Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith, Nicky Eyes, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us, not only for the amount this will raise to help seriously ill local children, but also to raise awareness of what we do and the services we offer to local families.

“Having been a runner in these events myself in the past, they really are the best-organised in the area, they offer fantastic support to all their entrants.

“We feel very lucky to have partnered with Active Leisure Events and look forward to seeing lots of our running tops on the routes this coming year.”

Part of what we do

Event Director for Active Leisure Events, Callum Shields commented: “Our runners are the best on the planet.

“Year on year we successfully raise thousands of pounds for our official charities.

“This year will be no exception as charity and community is part of everything we do.”

Flagship events to look out for over the next 12 months are:

  • MBNA Chester 10k – 12th March, 2023
  • Essar Chester Half Marathon – 21st May, 2023
  • MBNA Chester Marathon and Metric Marathon – 8th October, 2023

To sign up for any of the races which include kid’s and family events, visit www.activeleisureevents.co.uk and don’t forget to select to run for or donate to Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith children’s hospices or both, during the entry process.