Keeping you and our community safe
We are planning additional safety precautions during race weekend to keep all of our volunteers, spectators, and participants safe.
The MK Marathon team continues to monitor the developments relating to COVID-19 and is committed to open communication with our participants, volunteers, partners, and the entire Milton Keynes and running communities. We will update the status of our event as often as possible. Our number one priority is to put on a safe event next May.
What might change in 2021?
The coronavirus situation is continuing to change. No-one can predict with certainty the situation by the time of our event in May. So we are developing a number of different and flexible event plans to suit a range of possible scenarios, including…
- Reducing the number of entries
- Temperature checks
- Social distancing
- Wearing face masks before and after the race
- Changes to the start time of events to allow for small and scheduled wave starts.
- Pre-allocated start time
- Hand sanitiser stations
- Planning alternations to the course so that we do not impact access to the hospital
- Controlling spectators access to the stadium and start area
- Reducing or removing ‘contact points’ at the event, such as aid stations and hospitality
Should the 2021 MK Marathon event be unable to take place in-person, all registered participants would automatically be transferred to the 2021 Virtual MK Marathon event. Participants who do not want to take part virtually, will be able to defer their registration to the 2022 event free of charge by a specific date, which will be published should the event be cancelled.
We will update you as our plans develop, after ongoing stakeholder consultations. Further details will be confirmed as the situation becomes clearer, and in good time before the event.
Thank you for supporting our event.