www.grosvenorparkopenairtheatre.co.uk Over 46 days and balmy nights this coming summer you have the chance to discover Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre - the only full time professional open air theatre
Grosvenor Park is located just outside the City walls. It can be accessed from the Groves or from the near the Amphitheatre. The park contains many trees and has a miniature railway and duck pond. There is also an ice cream shop.
Run on a fast course through the historic City of Chester and the stunning Cheshire and North Wales villages and countryside.
Our marathon is a friendly race organised by runners who are dedicated to delivering a world class event which is already well on target to become
the UK's favourite regional marathon.
To our previous runners, thank you for all the fantastic feedback (95% overall rating on Runner's World independent feedback).
We are working on a number of tweaks to make next year's race even better.
To new marathon runners, and those considering running with us for the first time, we promise a warm welcome and a race with fantastic support
that is designed for all.
Whether you are an elite with prize winning ambitions, chasing a new personal best time, a serial marathon runner, or one of the many unsung heroes
for whom a marathon is the ultimate challenge we promise you a race that is tailored specifically for you.
The multi-award winning and UK’s only international marathon from the historic Roman/Medieval international destination City of Chester.
Chester Racecourse race track at the back.
Grosvenor Park next to NHS flower sculpture in the middle.
Newton Hollows is a superb example of a medieval hollow way. Over hundreds of years it was hollowed out through the constant passage of people, carts and animals. It originated as the Roman road between the legionary fortress at Chester and the important Roman manufacturing centre at Wilderspool in Warrington. In the 12 the century it was known as the 'valley of the Demons'. It was thought to be haunted and travellers feared an encounter with the 'Hound of Hell' - a huge slavering black dog with great white teeth like knives.