Join Milton Keynes Marathon
Welcome to the Milton Keynes Marathon and supporting events. There are so many reasons to love Milton Keynes. Our city is unlike any other. It’s designed for people who want more out of life. There’s so much to experience here and, best of all, everything is close at hand.
We’ve got world-famous shopping centres full of favourite stores, cosmopolitan bars and stylish restaurants. Sports facilities that bring extreme excitement to the heart of the city. Beautiful lakes and open spaces with miles of outdoor fun. A history and heritage that might surprise. One visit is never enough.
MK Marathon is an amazing experience! The route is lined with people cheering you on and there is such a friendly feel to it. It is a fantastic event, well organised in every respect, with friendly supportive marshals and an excellent medal. The start line is located at Saxon Street and finish of the event is based at the MK football stadium, home of Milton Keynes Dons F.C. It is notable for being very green and scenic while inside the city limits. Scenic route – wide city boulevards and numerous beautiful lakes, picturesque parks and even the meandering grand union canal.
The MK Marathon starts from one of our fabulous Milton Keynes landmarks, the stadiumMK. The first five miles are on wide roads and tree lined boulevards, giving runners a chance to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy some enthusiastic spectator support.
The marathon route then continues through picturesque Woughton-on-the-Green and Woolstone parishes, where the half marathoners split from the full marathon course at mile seven.
The marathon runners continue through the original Milton Keynes Village, renowned for it’s picture postcard thatched cottages and then on to enjoy the beauty of Willen Lake and the tranquility of the Peace Pagoda before looping back to join the meandering and historic grand union canal. The route will then take in St Andrews, a 13th Century church, before passing the Bradwell Windmill, built in 1810 at around mile 18.
The route continues west to Bancroft where it passes the remains of an ancient Roman Villa. Runners will then head south, following the brook, passing the famous Concrete Cows and then Bradwell Abbey, built in the 14th century.
The route follows the brook further south, through the fertile Loughton Valley Park, passing Lodge Lake and then Teardrop Lakes before heading back for a victory lap of the stadiumMK football pitch and that magical stadium finish!
The MK Half Marathon starts from one of our fabulous Milton Keynes landmarks, the stadiumMK. The first five miles are on wide roads and tree lined boulevards, giving runners a chance to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy some enthusiastic spectator support.
The half marathon route then continues through picturesque Woughton-on-the-Green and Woolstone parishes, where the half marathoners split from the full marathon course at mile seven.
At mile seven, the half marathon route bears right into the lush Ouzel Valley following the beautiful, meandering River Ouzel onto first Walton Lake, one of the richest spots in Milton Keynes to enjoy wildlife, and then onto the very picturesque Caldecotte Lake. The route then heads west to Ashland with it’s wondeful wetlands, before following Saxon Street back for a victory lap of the stadiumMK football pitch and that magical stadium finish!
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After Race Services
There will be food and drink concessions inside the Stadium MK where refreshments can be purchased before and after the race. All runners will receive a 500ml bottle of water at the finish and another bottle in their goody bag. There are several restaurants and fast food outlets outside the Stadium.
You must be at least 18 years old on race day to run the MK Marathon. You must be at least 17 years old on race day to run the MK Half Marathon. You must be at least 17 years old on race day to run the MK Marathon Relay. You must be at least 13 years old on race day to run the MK Rocket 5K. No age restriction for the Superhero Fun Run.
MILTON KEYNES MARATHON: 330ml sports top water bottles will be available at approximately mile: 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 and 24 and the finish. Gatorade, Orange, Isotonic sports drink in cups will be available at approximately mile: 9, 15 and 21. High5 energy gel’s (may contain caffeine) will be available at mile 12 and 18. MILTON KEYNES HALF MARATHON: 330ml sports top water bottles will be available at approximately mile: 3, 6, 9, 12 and the finish. Gatorade, Orange & Isotonic sports drink in cups will be available at approximately mile: 9.
All those runners who complete the race will receive a quality commemorative medal. Get yours after you cross the finish line.
We offer a secure baggage area in the stadium arena. Please use gate 6. Securely attach the baggage label to your bag.
Rocket 5K – 45 minutes. Half Marathon time limit for the race is three and a quarter hours [ 3:15 ]. Marathon time limit for the race is six and a half hours [ 6:30 ]. We cannot guarantee that marshals, medical cover, drinks stations and road closures will be in place after this. Stadium MK will close at 5pm prompt.
VIP Car Parking and Park N Walk spaces will go on sale in January. Once Car Parking is available all registered runners will be emailed and given the opportunity to book car parking. Once you have booked parking you can come and go as you please. If you have not pre-booked a car parking space close to the stadium we suggest you head for a local industrial area. Use postcode: MK1 1LG, MK1 1NL or MK1 1DH.
The timing chip is inside the foam strips on the back of your runner number. You must not damage these or try to remove them from the back of the number otherwise you will not get a time.
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