Chester Round The Walls Race
West Cheshire Athletic Club proudly present the 2023 Chester Round the Walls race.
The running race is one of the oldest in the country, with the Boxing Day event being run first in 1972. This year's race will the 50th time it has been run.
The event starts and finishes at the Chester Racecourse (the Roodee) the oldest racecourse still used in England.
The race follows the best path to appreciate the city walls and is approximately 6km in length. This year the route takes in 1 full lap of the walls as well as a lap around the racecourse.
The race starts with a lap around the perimeter of the racecourse and then joins the riverside path. The runners will then cross Castle Drive to join the historic city walls for an anti-clockwise lap, passing over the iconic Eastgate clock before returning to the Racecourse via the steps from Nuns Road. After passing in front of the grandstand the race finishes on the grass in the centre of the Roodee.
Entry cost is £18.00 for unattached runners and £16.00 for UKA Affiliated Runners (£2 Discount will be applied at checkout. Please ensure you use exactly the same name for your race entry as is on your UKA registration card).
The following prizes will be awarded:
Women: First 5 plus 1st U/20, O/40, O/45, O/50, O/55, O/60, O/65
Men: First 5 plus 1st U/20, O/40, O/45, O/50, O/55, O/60, O/65, O/70
All finishers will receive a commemorative medal.
Minimum age is 15 on the day of the race.
We hold the rights to amend/cancel any aspect of the event at late notice. Cancellation will only ever be the last resort and we will always take direction on event cancellations from government agencies (for example, the Met Office for weather related incidents) and the National Governing Body concerned, in addition to our assessment of local conditions.
We do not refund booking fees that were applied on top of or within the base entry fee paid. The fees are third party charges and as such we do not receive them as part of the race registration transaction.
West Cheshire AC reserve the right to exercise discretion on return of any funds following cancellation of the race by West Cheshire AC. No refunds will be given for any other circumstance where the entrant does not run in the race.
We do not refund booking fees that were included in the entry fee as these are Third Party charges and as such we do not receive them as part of the race registration transaction.
We hold the right to amend/cancel any aspect of the event at late notice. Cancellation will only ever be a last resort for us, and we will always take direction on event cancellations from government agencies (e.g. the Met Office for weather related incidents) and the National Governing Body concerned, in addition to our assessment of the local conditions.