Spectaors - thousands turn out for the MK Marathon weekend

Spectators

Thousands of spectators turn out for the MK Marathon

Bring your energy and get ready to cheer on thousands of runners, from all across the UK and around the World, as they speed their way along the 26.2 and 13.1 mile courses showing the best that MK has to offer!


RIGHTMOVE RACE VILLAGE

Runners and spectators alike will LOVE this year’s new Rightmove Race Village! Situated outside Gate 5 of Stadium MK, we have a full line up of exciting live acts on stage, and many different activities for all the family to participate in. Join us for an unmissable day of family fun!

MAIN STAGE

  • 09:40 – Warm Up
  • 10:00 – DJ
  • 11:00 – Superhero Awards
  • 11:10 – Brooke Layla (The Voice)
  • 11:30 – DJ
  • 12:00 – Half Marathon Awards
  • 12:10 – Fuchsia Belly Dancer
  • 12:25 – The Mariachis (Doritos TV advert)
  • 13:05 – Ocasan
  • 14:00 – Marathon Awards
  • 15:00 – “The Original Rude Boy” and ex “The Specials” singer NEVILLE STAPLE and his band
  • 16:30 – Close

PERFORMANCE AREA

  • 12:55 – Ninja Warriors – Live Performance
  • 13:00 – Kids Parkour Workshop
  • 13:40 – Fire & Circus performance
  • 14:10 – Drum Machine (The Grand Parade)
  • 14:45 – Ninja Warriors – Live Performance

Rightmove Race Village at the MK Marathon
Rightmove race village at the MK Marathon
Rightmove Race Village at the MK Marathon
Rightmove Race Village at the MK Marathon
Rightmove Race Village at the MK Marathon
Rightmove Race Village at the MK Marathon
Rightmove race village at the MK Marathon
Rightmove Race Village at the MK Marathon
Rightmove race village at the MK Marathon

Full Marathon Route

The MK Marathon race starts in Saxon Street outside the impressive stadium MK. The first five miles are on wide roads and tree lined boulevards. This gives you a chance to soak up the atmosphere, enjoy the crowds and get into your rhythm. The route then goes through pretty Woughton-on-the-Green and Woolstone parishes where the half marathoners split from the full marathon course at mile 7, and you continue to run through the original Milton Keynes Village with picture postcard thatched cottages. Runners then enjoy Willen Lake and the Peace Pagoda and on to Tongwell Lake before looping back toward Willen to join the meandering grand union canal north to Manor Park. Passing St Andrews a 13th Century church and joining the Railway Walk heading west, passing the Bradwell Windmill which was built in c1810 just before mile 18. The route continues west to Bancroft the site of a Roman Villa and follows the brook south passing the famous Concrete Cows and then Bradwell Abbey, which dates back to the 14th Century at mile 20. The route follows the brook south through the Loughton Valley Park passing Lodge Lake and Teardrop Lakes before heading back for a victory lap of the football pitch and magical stadium finish.

DOWNLOAD THE ROUTE MAP


Half Marathon Route

The MK Half Marathon race starts in Saxon Street outside the impressive stadium MK. The first five miles are on wide roads and tree lined boulevards. This gives you a chance to soak up the atmosphere, enjoy the crowds and get into your rhythm. The route then goes through pretty Woughton-on-the-Green and Woolstone parishes where the half marathoners split from the full marathon course at mile 7. The half route turns right into the Ouzel Valley following the pretty and meandering River Ouzel to Walton Lake and then onto Caldecotte Lake. The route then heads west to Ashland and follows Saxon Street back for a victory lap of the football pitch and magical stadium finish.

DOWNLOAD THE ROUTE MAP


MOBILE APP

MK Marathon Mobile App

Don’t forget to download the new 2018 MK Marathon Weekend app from mid April, which you and your supporters will find useful over the Race Weekend. You will be able to download this from the iTunes Store or Google Play.

LIVE TRACKING
The app allows your supporters to track you and others live on Race Day. They can track your progress along the course in real time. Search for yourself by name or your running number. Live tracking will start when you cross the second timing mat which is approximately 0.5 miles into the race.

Live results will also be on the website here: mkmarathon.com/results


RUNNER RESULTS 2018

Rocket 5K

You can view the race results here: mkmarathon.com/results

Marathon/Half/Relay

You can view the race results here: mkmarathon.com/results


SIGNS!

MK Marathon Runners Are Sexy Sign

One of our marathoners’ favorite things is seeing the signs that spectators hold up for them as they pass by. From motivational to humorous, holding signs is a great way to cheer on your specific runner or our participants in general.


VOLUNTEER

Do you get bored waiting for your runner to finish their race? Have a hard time seeing your runner through the crowds of people at the popular spectator spots? Sign up to volunteer as a Course Marshal and get a front-row seat as the runners pass by! Click here to visit our volunteer page and reserve your seat on race day!


BE SAFE

To make the event fun and safe for everyone, we would like to offer the following advice:

  • Please don’t lean over barriers or impede the runners in any way
  • If you need to cross the course then please make sure you do so safely
  • Please don’t cycle alongside the runners as this can cause accidents
  • Remember runners may be tired and slower to react
  • Don’t forget to cheer and shout as loud as you can!

THE STADIUM

MK Marathon Stadium Plan 2018

The stadium is the perfect place for you to see your runner run a victory lap of the pitch and cross the line. There is free entry to the stadium all day. You can come and go as you please. Seats will be filled on a first come, first served basis – so grab a seat, bring your bells and whistles and cheer them on to the finish! NB. Dogs are not allowed in the stadium


MEET & GREET

We suggest you arrange to meet friends and runners outside Gate 5 of the stadium opposite KFC.


PUBS

Come out and show these runners why we love Milton Keynes!

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