MK Rocket 5K

MK Rocket 5K, Milton Keynes,Buckinghamshire


Join us on a fast rocket-fueled 5K with an “out of this world” bling. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the buzz of marathon weekend without the extra mileage! This event takes place on the day before the MK Marathon and welcomes all paces. from super-fast to those just starting out!

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  • Race Day: Sunday 30th April 2023
  • Start Time: 10:00
  • Event Village: Campbell Park event plateau
  • Course Time Limit: 1 Hour
  • Age: Must be at least 12 years old on race day
  • FAQ’s: Click Here
  • EA Licence Number: 2023-44782
  • UK Athletics: Certificate of Course Accuracy
  • Race day Event Guide: [ HERE ]


  • 1 JULY: £18 EA and £20 non-EA
  • 20 DEC: £20 EA and £22 non-EA
  • 1 MAR: £22 EA and £24 non-EA
    • Price includes VAT @ 20%
    • Price excludes Active booking fee of 4.68%
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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 we turn left crossing the Grand Union Canal and into Campbell Park. The race finishes down in the meadow below the light pyramid. Finishers will then pass into the amphitheatre for their medal and refreshments.

Rocket 5K Map 2023
MK Marathon Weekend Course Map
MK Marathon Weekend Interactive Route Map


Awards will be posted after the event


Join us on a fast rocket-fuelled 5K with an “out of this world” bling. Our new circular route includes fast flat stretches of closed roads and has PB potential with only 30m of gain overall.

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.🏅

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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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