It is your responsibility to get to the race on time. Please plan your journey before you set off and whatever mode of transport you use, allow extra time for delays or congestion.
Take the stress out of race day by booking your parking space in advance.
Stadium parking enter the stadium area via Grafton Street MK1 1ST and you will be directed to your parking area by event staff. There are no height restrictions for this car park. Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) systems will be operating but we suggest that you bring a copy of your receipt with you. This car park will open at 7am. You can find your booking receipt here: https://myevents.active.com/
At the National Bowl, MK5 8AA. This is about a 25 minute walk to and from the stadium. The route to and from the stadium will be signed and marshaled. There are no height restrictions for this car park. Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) systems will be operating but we suggest that you bring a copy of your receipt with you. This car park will open at 7am. You can find your booking receipt here: https://myevents.active.com/
There are about 40 disabled parking bays at the stadium, which will be allocated to blue badge holders on a 1st come basis and the MK Marathon have no control over these and spaces can’t be booked.
If you have booked a room at The DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, which is attached to the stadium, then you don’t need to book parking as hotel guests have a dedicated parking area.
They have cameras and you will get a ticket if you park longer than 3 hours.
If you have not booked VIP Stadium or Park N Walk then you should park considerately in the industrial areas surrounding the stadium, such as MK1 1LG and NOT in the parking areas of the nearby retail and trade outlets, or in areas signed as privately owned (such as Granby Trade Park) where there is a risk of clamping.
There will be a secure indoor bike compound inside the Stadium. This can only be accessed via an external door, which is located opposite KFC near Gate 5.
THIS IS A FREE SERVICE.
A number matching your running bib number will be secured to your bike. You will need to show you bib number in order to retrieve your bike. You could consider park and bike to avoid traffic congestion.
StadiumMK is situated at Denbigh North, just off the A5, south of Central Milton Keynes and just north of Bletchley. For those familiar with MK’s grid road system the ground is on V6 Grafton Street on the junction with H9 Groveway.
Road closures will be in place from 6am in the surrounding roads. You can view the interactive map here: mkmarathon.com/road-closures
Unfortunately Euston station is closed over the Bank Holiday weekend meaning no trains from Euston to Milton Keynes. We know that some runners are coming by National Express (see ‘By Coach’ below).
An alternative train route from London St Pancras leaving at 06:23 and
arriving at Bedford at 06:59. Departing from Bedford at 07:29 and arriving at Bletchley at 08:12. Bletchley station is approximately a 25 minute walk to/from the stadium. The stadium is sign posted from the station.
Milton Keynes Central is a 45-60 minute walk. We suggest you share a taxi with other runners.
Fenny Stratford is served by London Midland trains to/from Bletchley and all stations to/from Bedford. The station is approximately a 20 minute walk from the stadium. The stadium is sign posted from the station.
For train timetable information and to plan a journey contact National Rail inquiries on 08457 48 49 50.
National Express are running coaches from London Victoria Coach Station to Milton Keynes Coach Park. There are three coaches at 2am, 6:30am and 7:30am. The coach takes 1 hour and 20 minutes. You should be able to share a taxi with other runner from the coach park to the stadium.
Hackney Carriages charge a fixed fee of £9 from Central Milton Keynes Station to the stadium. Licensed private hire companies vary, but will likely be less than this.
The three big licensed minicab companies in Milton Keynes are:
Eezy: 01908 218218
Raffles: 01908 222222
Skyline: 01908 222111
These are fully licensed and will show Milton Keynes minicab ‘BLUE’ plates to the rear of the vehicle. To use the services of a minicab a person MUST pre-book.
Leave the M1 at Junction 14 and head towards Milton Keynes. Go straight over the first roundabout and at the next (where there is a Total Garage on the corner) turn left onto the V11 Tongwell Street. Proceed across one roundabout and at the next turn right onto the H8 Standing Way (A421). Continue alone the Standing Way going across a number of roundabouts. On reaching the Bleak Hall Roundabout turn left into the V6 Grafton Street. At the next roundabout, turn right and the stadium entrance is further down on the left.
Leave the M1 at Junction 15 and take the A508 towards Milton Keynes and keep going until you reach the A5 roundabout. Take the first exit onto the A5 (direction London). Turn off at the third junction (signposted A421), take the fourth exit at the roundabout onto the V6 Grafton Street (towards Bletchley) and the ground is on the left. Or if you prefer more motorway driving, then continue South on the M1 to Junction 14:
From Junction 14 take the A509 towards Milton Keynes. take the A509 towards and into Milton Keynes.
After the big motorway roundabout, turn right at the next roundabout (still A509, also called H5 Portway), then keep going straight on until you reach the A5 roundabout. Turn left onto the A5 (towards London). Turn off at the first junction (signposted A421), take the fourth exit at the roundabout onto the V6 Grafton Street (towards Bletchley) and the ground is on the left.
Leave the M1 at junction 13 and take the second exit (A421) towards Milton Keynes. At the third roundabout (there’s a BP garage on the right as you approach), take the second exit onto the H9 Groveway. Keep going straight on until you reach the A5 roundabout. Take the second exit at the roundabout onto the V6 Grafton Street (towards Bletchley) and the ground is on the left.
If you are approaching the stadium from the South along the A5, then leave the A5 at the junction of the A421 and you then really can’t miss it.
Please note that the stadium is not near the center of Milton Keynes. If you do get lost follow directions to Bletchley and/or IKEA.
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.
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