MK Marathon

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FASTER, FLATTER, AND EVEN MORE PHENOMENAL!

Our multi-award-winning marathon event is consistently ranked in the top 10 UK marathons, an AIMS-certified race, with BARR Gold accreditation for outstanding race management. A London and Boston marathon qualifying event as well as an Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Championships qualifier.

We are extremely excited to announce that they are moving our massively popular event to Campbell Park, the premium event space in Milton Keynes from 2023. We will continue to provide the same superior race day experience that you’ve come to expect when you run Milton Keynes. From registration, the race start, on-course entertainment, aid stations, finish festival, and more, we want to make every step of your journey easy and fun. We hope to see you at the finish!

ENGLAND ATHLETICS MASTERS QUALIFYING EVENT

Milton Keynes Marathon is an England Masters qualifying race.

You should independently enter the Milton Keynes Marathon race through our normal entry procedure and then register as a master with the EA online form [ here ]


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RACE DETAILS

  • Race Day: Bank Holiday Monday 1st May 2023
  • Start Time: 10:00
  • Course Time Limit: 7 Hours
  • Age: Must be at least 18 years old on race day
  • FAQ’s: Click Here
  • EA Licence Number: 2023-44782

ENTRY FEE

  • EARLY: £46 EA and £48 non-EA until 31 October at midnight
  • STANDARD: £48 EA and £50 non-EA until 31 December at midnight
  • LATE: £50 EA and £52 non-EA until 28 February at midnight
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BEAUTIFUL COURSE

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. Turning left at Simpson and looping a scenic section of Caldecotte Lake and returning on the long and flat straight passing through the villages of Woughton-on-the-Green and Woolstone back to Newlands turning right for your second lap.

When you arrive at Newlands after your second lap you will turn left and cross 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 Interactive Route Map

PRIZES

Prizes will be posted after the event: mkmarathon.com/prizes


FINISHER TEE

2023 design to be revealed.


MEDAL

2023 design to be revealed.


EARN EXTRA MEDALS

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


RUNNER FEEDBACK

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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RUNNER 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 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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