MK Marathon fast scenic route with tree lined boulevards, lakes, parks and woodland

MK Marathon

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MK Marathon early May Bank Holiday



  • Race Date: Bank Holiday 1st May 2017
  • Start Time: 10:00am
  • Start Location: Saxon Street
  • Finish Location: Stadium finish
  • Course Time Limit: 6.5 Hours
  • Age: Must be at least 18 years old on race day
  • FAQs: Click Here
  • Poster: Please download, print and display at your place of work

Enter the Milton Keynes Marathon May 2017


Entry Benefits

  • Accurate chip timing
  • Personalised running number (entries before 10 March only)
  • Great bespoke medal
  • Finishers technical T-Shirt
  • Instant results (and runner tracking)
  • Crowd support & entertainment en route
  • Plentiful Course Support – Water, Sports Drink, High5 Gels & 1st Aid
  • Goody bag
  • …and a fantastic running experience!

Entry Fee

  • £42 EA and £44 non-EA until 30/9/2016; 11:59 p.m.
  • £44 EA and £46 non-EA until 31/12/2016; 11:59 p.m.
  • £46 EA and £48 non-EA until 10/3/2017; 11:59 p.m. Last date for personalised bib and packet postage
  • £48 EA and £50 non-EA until 20/4/2017; 6:00 p.m. or sooner if sell out. Packet pickup only

EA Licence

Number: 2017-27070

The Route

Consistently ranked in the top 10 UK marathons, an AIMS/IAAF Grade A certified race, with BARR Gold accreditation for outstanding race management and an amazing stadiumMK finish.

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 majority of the MK Marathon route is incredibly green and scenic. It includes beautiful parks and lakes, picturesque villages and the canal towpath, and offers a truly spectacular experience for our runners.

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Elevation Chart (pdf)

MK Marathon Course Map (pdf)

Marathon Fly-by


Milton Keynes will be 50 in 2017

The MK Marathon is proud to have been selected to participate as a major event in the Milton Keynes 50th Birthday celebrations next year. #LoveMK

The Medal

HOLY COW! The MK Marathon medal is so cool! Get mooving and register now to bag some cool cow bling!

MK Marathon 2017 medal

Finishers T-Shirt

Great quality technical t-shirt to match your cool cow bling!

MK Marathon cool cow finishers t-shirt


Stadium Way
Milton Keynes

The stadium is in south central Milton Keynes, in the Bletchley and Fenny Stratford civil parish, near the junction of the A5 and the A421. The nearest railway stations are Bletchley and Fenny Stratford, about 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away each. The Central station, about 2.6 miles (4.2 km) away, has more intercity services.


Terms and Conditions of Entry

All runners must be medically fit to compete and enter at their own risk and the organisers will in no way be held responsible for any injury, accident, loss or damage that may arise before, during or after the event as a consequence of their participation in this race.

In the Interest of Safety

The race director and the emergency services reserve the right to stop the race at any time, if deemed necessary. These would be in circumstances beyond our control and no refunds would be given.

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More Information

If you have any questions or queries regarding the MK Marathon and Supporting Events please refer to our comprehensive Common Questions section of our website or click here