We are returning next May with a contact-free, covid-secure event experience. We know how important races are to every runner and we are doing everything possible to make sure our event will be safe. The benefits of committing to a goal, running with others and that finish line feeling will be all the greater after the challenges we’ve experienced in 2020.
Our multi-award winning marathon event is consistently ranked in the top 10 UK marathons, an AIMS/IAAF Grade A certified race, with BARR Gold accreditation for outstanding race management and with an amazing stadium finish. A London and Boston marathon qualifying event as well as an England Masters and Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Championships qualifier.
We’re blessed with a tremendous amount of natural beauty in Milton Keynes. We’re also lucky to have a world-class system of cycle paths. We do our best to take advantage of those factors to give our runners a course that’s interesting, inspiring, fun to run, fast, and different from other marathons.
- Race Day: Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May 2021
- Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
- Start Location: Saxon Street, outside Stadium MK!
- Finish Location: Stadium MK
- Course Time Limit: 7 Hours
- Age: Must be at least 18 years old on race day
- Race Packs: Will be posted 2 weeks before the event
- FAQ’s: Click Here
- Online Registration: Register
- License Number: England Athletics 2020-38412
- EARLY: £44 EA and £46 non-EA until 14 October at midnight
- STANDARD: £46 EA and £48 non-EA until 31 December at midnight
- LATE: £48 EA and £50 non-EA until 31 March at midnight
- There will be no entry on the day.
Prizes will be posted after the event: mkmarathon.com/prizes
We will reveal our cool 2021 medal shortly!
Earn Extra Medals
One weekend. Two days of running. Three times the bling!
Runners who participate in both the Rocket 5K on Sunday and the Half Marathon or Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday will receive a third medal –the MK Challenge Medal.
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 TilleyRacecheck Feedback
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 BrookerRacecheck Feedback
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 WilliamsRacecheck Feedback
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 RushenRacecheck Feedback
Great race, well organised, great support. Would run again next year and recommend to friends.
Ryan DempseyRacecheck Feedback
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 GraysonRacecheck Feedback
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 MussenRacecheck Feedback
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