Registration for the 2020 Rightmove MK Marathon Weekend is open.
It is set to be the biggest and best to date, the Rightmove Milton Keynes Marathon Weekend is preparing for over 10,000 people to take part in one of its events, and “now is the time to set yourself a New Year challenge”, says organiser and founder Andy Hully.
In its 9th year and taking place on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May, the Milton Keynes Marathon, Half Marathon, team Marathon Relay, new Turing 10k, 5k Rocket and the Superhero Fun Run have collectively become one of the biggest community events in the city that attracts athletes from across the world.
“This is the biggest Marathon is the region, the closest being London but it’s not just for the super-fit,” explains Andy Hully, “The Milton Keynes Marathon Weekend is full of people that have set themselves a challenge, for businesses that are looking to raise money for charity and for people to come together to run for fun.
“As we start the New Year, it’s the perfect time to think about a challenge. Our advice to anyone reading this is to register today, not tomorrow. Do it now and then you’ve committed to doing something amazing. If you start training now, you have plenty of time to get fit for the full 26 miles, especially for those that have already run a half marathon and are thinking of the next step. If you’re new or a casual runner, the half marathon is still an incredible achievement, and we can give you everything you need to make it a race to remember.”
The new Turing 10k starts on the Daytona Motorsport starting grid, enjoy two beautiful lakes, and shares the last six miles of the marathon route with music every mile finishing inside the spectacular Stadium!
The event is named in honour of Alan Turing, the English mathematician, and pioneer of theoretical computer science. Turing was based at Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes during WWII and was instrumental in breaking the German Enigma code.
The Milton Keynes Marathon organisers also host a marathon clinic for just £10, which includes a free High5 nutrition pack worth £15 – being on 3 February at the Holiday Inn, 500 Saxon Gate, Milton Keynes – which explain how to train, when to train and how to avoid injury. The website (www.mkmarathon.com) is full of tips, advice, inspiration videos, testimonials, a map of the route, what to expect on the day and what runners will see.
“Milton Keynes has some spectacular sites on the route, from Willen Lake and the Peace Pagoda to the historic Linford Manor and Bradwell Windmill – it’s not all roundabouts and concrete cows,” Andy adds. “It’s is also one of the flattest marathons in the country, which, if considering a marathon for the first time, is a huge advantage.”
If motivation is a barrier, the MK Marathon organisers have teamed up with local organisations such as the Redway Runners who run every Sunday morning and is for people of all abilities. Starting at a different location each week and attracting in excess of 100 people, you can just turn up and introduce yourself with no need to book.
The scale of the Marathon Weekend has become so large that it even has its own concert.
Starting and finishing at the home of Milton Keynes Don’s football club, the Stadium MK provides a spectacular start and finish for the race, and now includes the Rightmove Race Village. Situated outside Gate 5 of Stadium MK, there will be a full line up of exciting live acts on stage, and many different activities for all the family to participate in.
So, whether a runner, spectator or volunteer, if you are looking to be part of the Milton Keynes Marathon Weekend, find out everything you need to know at www.mkmarathon.com and register today.