MK Half Marathon


The MK Half Marathon is a very popular, fast, scenic AIMS-certified race, with BARR Gold accreditation for outstanding race management. Along the course, you’ll see beautiful lakes, parks, and villages and be treated with the highest level of course support. So what are you waiting for? Milton Keynes is calling!

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  • 1 JULY: £34 EA and £36 non-EA
  • 1 NOV: £36 EA and £38 non-EA
  • 20 DEC: £38 EA and £40 non-EA
  • 1 MAR: £40 EA and £42 non-EA
    • Price includes VAT @ 20%
    • Price excludes Active booking fee of 4.68%
Enter the MK Marathon Weekend Event


We’re blessed with a tremendous amount of natural beauty in Milton Keynes, and we’re also lucky to have a world-class system of cycle paths known as redways. We have taken advantage of those factors to show off our green city, giving our runners a course that is scenic, interesting, inspiring, fun to run, fast, and excitingly different from other marathons.

The race leaves the Campbell Park event plateau heading west on the tree-lined Avebury Boulevard and circling the impressive Xscape complex. We then head east on the wide, fast, and flat Childs Way giving runners the opportunity to get into their groove before skirting the top of historic Woolstone. We then head northwest past Gullivers Dinosaur & Farm Park and continue around to Newlands towards Willen Lake. Following the north and south lake in a clockwise direction before cutting through the original Milton Keynes Village and following the scenic Ouzel Valley all the way to Caldecotte Lake. You will then return on the long and flat straight passing through the villages of Woughton-on-the-Green and Woolstone back to Newlands turning left and crossing the Grand Union Canal and into Campbell Park. The race finishes down in the meadow below the light pyramid. Rewards will be presented in the amphitheatre, where you will enjoy street food, bars, and live entertainment.

MK Marathon Weekend Course Map
MK Marathon Weekend Interactive Route Map


Awards will be posted after the event


To celebrate our recent city status, and MK’s stunning green route we have incorporated many of the symbols of MK into our awesome 2023 medals. Take on a scenic 13.1 miles on 1 May to earn your exclusive green version!

Drone view of the Willen Lake in Milton Keynes


Participate in an event on Sunday (Rocket 5K or Turing 10K) and on the Bank Holiday Monday (Half, Marathon, or Relay) and you will receive our coveted third medal – the MK Challenge Medal.🏅

Enter the MK Marathon Weekend Event


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!

Nicola Tilley

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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.

Andrew Brooker

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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!

Kaye Williams

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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!

Karl Rushen

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Great race, well organised, great support. Would run again next year and recommend to friends.

Ryan Dempsey

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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.

Katie Grayson

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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.

Helen Mussen

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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

Danny Williams

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