MK Rocket 5K

MK Rocket 5K, Milton Keynes,Buckinghamshire


Join us on an even faster rocket-fueled 5k to the StadiumMK with “out of this world” bling. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the buzz of marathon weekend without the extra mileage! GREAT PB POTENTIAL! This event takes place on the day before the MK Marathon. Age 13+

NB. Run the MK Rocket 5k and either the 10k, relay, half marathon, or full marathon, and earn the awesome MK Challenge Medal.

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Race details

  • Race Day: Sunday 1st May 2022 
  • Start Time: 09:00
  • Start Location: Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 1EA
  • Finish Location: StadiumMK
  • Course Time Limit: 45 minutes
  • Age: Must be at least 13 years old on race day
  • Race Packs: Will be posted 2 weeks before the event
  • FAQ’s: Click Here
  • Online Registration: Register
  • Entry Limit: 2500
  • License Number: 2022-42579

Entry Fee

  • EARLY: £18 EA and £20 non-EA until 31 December at midnight
  • STANDARD: £20 EA and £22 non-EA until 31 March at midnight
  • LATE: £22 EA and £24 non-EA until 15 April at midnight (packet collection only)
  • There will be no entry on the day.



You can see the course profiles here


All race packs for entries up to 31st March will be posted prior to the event. If you entered during April then you will need to collect your pack from the Inbfo Desk on the morning of the event.


There will be portable toilets at the start area. If you need to use a toilet at the finish, then we suggest using the toilets in McDonalds or KFC.


No baggage facilities will be available for this event and runners should turn up ready to run.


Bottled water will be available at the finish


We would suggest that runners car share and leave a car at the stadium area and then drive to the CMK start.  If this isn’t possible then you will be able to book a return journey seat on a bus for £6.
The return bus will leave the stadium at 10:30am prompt outside DW FItness. There is plenty of parking at the stadium area and CMK.


The finish area will be outside StadiumMK in the perimeter road


Runner Numbers will incorporate timing chip on the reverse. Results will be available live when you finish the race. You will also receive a text with your finish time shortly after you finish.


You need to complete the 5K in 45 minutes or less as roads will be reopened to a tight schedule.


Licence ID: Applied for


Awards will be posted after the event


Check out our amazing 10th Anniversary event medal! 🏅 The 2022 medal will be revealed before the event.

Rightmove MK Rocket 5K - 10th Anniversary Medal 2021

Earn Extra Medals

One weekend. Multiple days of running. Extra bling!

Runners who participate in the Rocket 5K and either the Turing 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, or Marathon will receive the MK Challenge Medal.

You can collect your medal by taking both bibs to the Information Desk, which is located in the StadiumMK Home Supporters ticket window, outside the stadium near gate 5.

MK Challenge Medal 10th Anniversary

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 my participation in this race. No transfers, deferrals, or refunds for the MK Rocket 5K under any circumstances. No dogs or wheels allowed.


My first time running the MK Marathon and it was an absolutely fantastic event from start to finish from the organisation, ease of parking, accessibility, baggage, toilets, beautiful route, amazing stadium finish, fab medal, T-shirt, and countless help from volunteers. My favourite marathon by far. I will definitely be back, cannot fault this race, perfect in so many ways. Thank you MK Marathon Weekend!

Nicola Tilley

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An excellent event that was brilliantly organised.

The family had plenty to do while they waited for me to plod over the finish line.

Cant wait to book next year.

Andrew Brooker

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This was my first marathon, and I absolutely loved it! Such a great atmosphere, amazing organisation, brilliant support, everything I needed to get me through it – and fantastic medals! Can’t praise the team highly enough – amazing work done by all!

Kaye Williams

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This is one of my favourite marathons out there, it offers a unique course compared to your standard road marathon and seems to get better, year on year. It’s a lot of fun, and if you haven’t done it yet, you really should!

Karl Rushen

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Great race, well organised, great support. Would run again next year and recommend to friends.

Ryan Dempsey

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This was my first half marathon and it was amazing from start to finish, so very well organised and the support was outstanding. Added bonus finishing in the MK Dons stadium. Well done to all the organiseres and marshals they all did a brilliant job to make a weekend of running enjoyable .. will be signing up again next year .. love the t-shirt and the meda.

Katie Grayson

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Doing a marathon is quite stressful in itself, but Milton Keynes was a great event – the fantastic organisation, ease of getting there, and quick, simple registration process on arrival took the stress out of this element so that I could focus my energies on running! I had a fantastic day – thank you.

Helen Mussen

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The Rightmove Milton Keynes marathon is a lovely course through country parks, around lakes, through woodlands, and more.
The main thing to mention though is the support, which is absolutely tremendous around the whole course. Milton Keynes supporters are terrific and cover almost the whole course. It really does provide such a boost – and the bonus finish in the football stadium is terrific too. Highly recommend

Danny Williams

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