The Marathon Relay takes place on the same day as the Milton Keynes Marathon event, pitting teams of four runners (adults only 17+) against each other, each competitor running a leg of approximately 10km.
The relay event is open to businesses, charities, clubs, or even groups of friends and is characterised by a strong element of friendly competition as teams compete to be seen as the fittest or the fastest. These titles represent not only an enviable PR title but also bragging rights that last for a full year.
This opportunity does not come around every day and is something not to be missed. Race bibs will be posted to the Team Captain in mid-June. Please read the full instructions here.
Relay teams will complete the Turing 10k route with a section added in Saxon Street for a social distance changeover.
Team changes can be made up until 11th June at midnight. Please email us if you need us to cancel a team member to allow you to recruit someone else. You can then report any further team changes to the Relay HQ at the changeover point (see race guide for details) on race day. Team members can run in any order, but the team bibs must be used in sequences A, B, C then D.
- Race Day: Sunday 27 June 2021
- Start Time: From 7:00 to 08:10 (you need to select a team wave time)
- Start Location: Saxon Street, outside Stadium MK!
- Finish Location: Stadium MK
- Parking: Your team will receive two free relay team parking spaces at the stadium. This is because when car sharing, you should only travel in groups of no more than 6 people, or 2 households.
- Course Time Limit: 7 Hours
- Age: Must be at least 17 years old on race day
- Race Packs: will be posted 2 weeks before the event
- FAQ’s: Click Here
- Team entry Limit: 100
- License Number: England Athletics 2020-38412
- Participant Code of Conduct 2021: Click Here
- Race Guide: read here
- 1st all Male Team
- 1st all Female Team
- 1st Mixed Team – at least 1 male or female
- Winning times will be based on chip time
- Awards will be posted after the event
Please note all competition times will be based on your Chip time in 2021 only.
Team Entry: You will nominate a Team Captain who organises the initial entry “Relay Team Captain” and payment of the team entry fee. They will need to create a password and give this to the other team members so they can register under “Relay Team Entrant”. Team members can transfer their place to another runner up until 18 May at midnight. Email us with details of the runner pulling out and we will cancel their place so that another runner can enter. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 no changes can be made on race day. If you enter more than one team then each team will need a different Team Captain and unique email address.
- £120.00 per team
- Entries close on 18 May at midnight, or sooner if we sell out
BMI The Saxon Clinic
The Saxon Clinic is immensely proud to be sponsoring the MK Marathon Relay for the 5th year running. Executive Director of The Hospital, Moira Stokoe says “The marathon is such a huge and popular event that is becoming as synonymous with Milton Keynes as the cows which feature on its medals. We are delighted to have the opportunity to continue to support such a fantastic community event that promotes healthy living, mental wellbeing, team effort, and unity; all of which are values and ethos that we very much believe in and practice”.
BMI The Saxon Clinic is ideally positioned in Milton Keynes on Chadwick Drive. The 37-bed hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, and day-case treatment in a clean and safe environment with direct access to Specialist Consultants covering over 33 specialties, as well as Physiotherapy, Health Screening, and Private GP services. The Saxon Clinic prides itself on its high standards of care and was delighted to announce at the end of 2019, following an in-depth inspection by the independent regulator of all health and social care services, the Care Quality Commission, that the Hospital was awarded a ‘Good’ rating for being effective, caring, responsive, well-led and safe.
Our hospital provides treatment for NHS patients, those with insurance, and those who wish to pay for themselves. There are numerous finance options available* and with appointments usually available within 48 hours, accessing specialist advice and treatment can be easier and quicker than you think.
For more information please call 01908 665533 or you can visit our website: www.bmihealthcare.co.uk/hospitals/bmi-the-saxon-clinic
*Terms and conditions apply. See website for details:https://www.bmihealthcare.co.uk/paying-for-treatment
Check out our amazing 10th Anniversary event medal! 🏅
Earn Extra Medals
One weekend. Multiple days of running. Extra bling!
Runners who participate in the Rocket 5K and either the Turing 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, or Marathon will receive the MK Challenge Medal.
Raise Money For Charity
In addition to the regular training that you will need to do to complete your leg of the relay event, we’re asking all our relay teams to raise some money for their favorite charity.
- Results 2012
- Results 2013
- Results 2014
- Results 2015
- Results 2016
- Results 2017
- Results 2018
- Results 2019
- Results 2020
Winning Teams 2016: 1st place Milton Buzzards in 2:36:09 [ relay course record ], 2nd place Redway Running and 3rd place Team Grant Thornton.
- 2012 Winners: Motor Insurer’s Bureau – Team 5 – 3:25:01
- 2013 Winners: Network Rail ‘A Couple of Peanuts’ – 02:58:08
- 2014 Winners: Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors Team 1 – 3:37:45
- 2015 Winners: Team Redway Runners – 2:49:50
- 2016 Winners: Milton Buzzards – 2:36:09 [ relay course record ]
- 2017 Winners: SASSquatch – 2:53:20
- 2018 Winners: Kth Track Whippets – 2:56:27
- 2019 Winners: Norfolk N Chance – 2:45:11
- 2020 Winners: LFR Go Nuts – 2:38:13 [ 40k Reimagined race route ]
My first time running the MK Marathon and it was an absolutely fantastic event from start to finish from the organisation, ease of parking, accessibility, baggage, toilets, beautiful route, amazing stadium finish, fab medal, T-shirt, and countless help from volunteers. My favourite marathon by far. I will definitely be back, cannot fault this race, perfect in so many ways. Thank you MK Marathon Weekend!
An excellent event that was brilliantly organised.
The family had plenty to do while they waited for me to plod over the finish line.
Cant wait to book next year.
This was my first marathon, and I absolutely loved it! Such a great atmosphere, amazing organisation, brilliant support, everything I needed to get me through it – and fantastic medals! Can’t praise the team highly enough – amazing work done by all!
This is one of my favourite marathons out there, it offers a unique course compared to your standard road marathon and seems to get better, year on year. It’s a lot of fun, and if you haven’t done it yet, you really should!
Great race, well organised, great support. Would run again next year and recommend to friends.
This was my first half marathon and it was amazing from start to finish, so very well organised and the support was outstanding. Added bonus finishing in the MK Dons stadium. Well done to all the organiseres and marshals they all did a brilliant job to make a weekend of running enjoyable .. will be signing up again next year .. love the t-shirt and the meda.
Doing a marathon is quite stressful in itself, but Milton Keynes was a great event – the fantastic organisation, ease of getting there, and quick, simple registration process on arrival took the stress out of this element so that I could focus my energies on running! I had a fantastic day – thank you.
The Rightmove Milton Keynes marathon is a lovely course through country parks, around lakes, through woodlands, and more.
The main thing to mention though is the support, which is absolutely tremendous around the whole course. Milton Keynes supporters are terrific and cover almost the whole course. It really does provide such a boost – and the bonus finish in the football stadium is terrific too. Highly recommend