We are so looking forward to welcoming you to our 10th-anniversary event.
Join us on Saturday 26 June for our contact-free, covid-secure Rocket 5k experience. We know how important races are to every runner and we are doing everything possible to make sure our event will be safe.
Our Covid-19 Guarantee will provide you peace of mind when entering our events. If we can not proceed in June due to Covid-19, you will have lots of options including a full refund of your entry fee (minus the Active processing fee).
SHOOT FOR THE STARS ON OUR RAPID ROCKET RUN!
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.
- Race Day: Saturday 26 June 2021
- Meeting Location: Campbell Park
- Start Time: From 07:00 to 08:00 (you must select a 10-minute WAVE TIME)
- Start Location: Near Xscape, Avebury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 3XS
- Finish Location: StadiumMK
- Course Time Limit: 45 minutes from the last wave
- 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: 1500
- License Number: England Athletics 2020-38408
- Participant Code of Conduct 2021: Click Here
- EARLY: £18 EA and £20 non-EA until 31 December at midnight
- STANDARD: £20 EA and £22 non-EA until 28 February at midnight
- LATE: £22 EA and £24 non-EA until 18 May at midnight
- There will be no entry on the day.
If you fall within a high-risk vulnerable group then you should not enter this event. [ UK Gov COVID-19 Vulnerable Group guidance documents ]
The old route had 79 feet of gain, so this route is much faster!
You need to arrive at the Campbell Park staging area at your Wave Time. You will then be lead to the start line in Averbury Boulevard and started in small groups.
All race packs will be posted prior to the event. There will be no on-the-day registration.
Let us know if your pack has not arrived the week before the event and we will arrange a replacement bib for you. You will need to collect this from the Information Desk, which will be located next to the race Staging Area in Campbell Park (see plan).
There will be portable toilets in Campbell Park.
No baggage facilities will be available for this event and runners should turn up ready to run.
Runners should bring their own water, however, 500ml bottled water will be available at the finish
We would suggest that runner’s car share and leave a car at the stadium area and then drive to the CMK start. At this stage we will not be offering return buses due to Covid-19, however, we will let you know if this changes. There is plenty of parking in the stadium area and CMK.
Awards will be posted after the event mkmarathon.com/prizes
Check out our amazing 10th Anniversary event medal! 🏅
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
Great race, well organised, great support. Would run again next year and recommend to friends.
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.
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.
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