Jeanius Consulting is proud to be supporting this year’s Milton Keynes Marathon as one of the event sponsors and will be assisting the organisers with their PR, marketing and social media.
The event, now in its sixth year, is one of the biggest sporting events of the MK50 year and will see an estimated 10,000 people taking part and running in one of the events on Monday 1st May 2017.
Runners can choose to take part in the full marathon, half marathon, MK marathon relay or the Superhero Fun Run. There’s also the Rocket 5K race on the day before the main event which is a fast, downhill 5Km run between CMK and Stadium MK.
Jeanius Consulting’s Chris Gregg explained why supporting the MK Marathon is important: “We share a passion for the city and community of Milton Keynes and this is a fantastic event which brings people together to do something healthy and support good causes locally. We wanted to do everything we can to help the team build on the success of previous years.”
Event Director Andy Hully said: “We’re delighted to be working with Jeanius Consulting. They have the skills and experience to help this year’s event really reach its potential and we’re looking forward to even more people signing up and coming here to run through some of the most beautiful parts of Milton Keynes.”
Milton Keynes Marathon is ideal for first timers wanting to enjoy the scenery on a mostly flat course, or serious runners looking for a fast time on an official AIMS/IAAF Grade A certified marathon distance.
The new route which debuted last year was designed to pass through the most picturesque parts of the new city and takes in the countryside and parks of the Ousel Valley, Bradwell Abbey, Woolstone and Milton Keynes Village as well as landmarks such as the Peace Pagoda at Willen Lake and of course, the concrete cows.
Runners will have the chance to run alongside local celebrities with Olympian Gail Emms and BBC radio presenter Jo Whiley among the runners who have already registered to take part.
After being cheered across the finish line in Stadium MK, runners will be celebrating with a set of exciting new medal designs incorporating the MK50 logo and a finishers’ T Shirts which will also be MK50 branded so it’s a great opportunity to do something memorable to celebrate the city’s birthday and take on a personal challenge.
As well as consistently being ranked in the Top Ten of UK marathon events, Milton Keynes Marathon is also one of the best organised, with British Association Road Race Gold accreditation for outstanding race management. Even details like bag collection are taken care of with the local Scouts waiting as runners leave the track, ready to call out race numbers and run back with their belongings.
This year we will be creating a big festival feel with beer from the Concrete Cow Brewery, hog roast, BBQ and DJ playing great tunes in the Race Village. There will also be trampolines, bumper cars, football shoot out, fairground rides, climbing wall, inflatable slide, face painting, bungee run and gladiators to entertain the kids while you’re earning your bragging rights on the course!
A host of local and national charities are set to benefit from Milton Keynes Marathon with runners raising funds for Gold charity partners Macmillan Cancer Support and Harry’s Rainbow plus other good causes including the Henry Allen Trust, MK Dons SET, MK Hospital charity, Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity, MK Gallery, Thomas Cook Children’s Charity, St Francis Children’s Society, MacIntyre and MedicAlert.
New for 2017 is a partnership with Brioche Pasquier’s new production facility in MK who are providing 10,000 brioche rolls for finishers. Other local businesses supporting the event include Marathon Relay sponsor BMI The Saxon Clinic, Subway, APLE, Murrays and Jeanius Consulting. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
Local residents can view an interactive map online at mkmarathon.com to see which roads will be closed off for the event and where to cheer on the runners as they pass.
To sign up for the MK Marathon, please visit mkmarathon.com