The MK Rocket 5k is sponsored by Rightmove
We are returning next March with 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.
SHOOT FOR THE STARS ON OUR RAPID ROCKET RUN!
Join us on our rocket-fueled 5k to the StadiumMK with “out of this world” bling. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the buzz of marathon weekend without the extra mileage! GREAT PB POTENTIAL! This event takes place on the day before the MK Marathon. Age 13+
NB. Run the MK Rocket 5k and the main event the next day (relay, half, or full marathon)and gain the awesome MK Challenge Medal.
Date: Sunday 2 May 2021 (the day before the MK Marathon)
The race start: Expected to be 9 am with small and scheduled wave starts.
- EARLY: £18 EA and £20 non-EA until 31 December at midnight
- STANDARD: £20 EA and £22 non-EA until 28 February at midnight
- LATE: £22 EA and £24 non-EA until 31 March at midnight
- There will be no entry on the day.
- Race Packs: Details to follow
EA Licence ID: 2020-38408
Rocket 5K fly-by
The start will be on Midsummer Boulevard outside Wetherspoons Pub
Wetherspoon Pub, 201 Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes, MK9 1EA
You can use the pub toilets or portable toilets located outside.
No baggage facilities will be available for this event and runners should turn up ready to run.
Runners should bring their own water.
We would suggest that runner’s car share and leave a car at the stadium area and then drive to the CMK start. If this isn’t possible then you will be able to book a return journey seat on a bus for £5. The return bus will leave the stadium at 10:30 am prompt outside DW Fitness. There is plenty of parking in the stadium area and CMK.
The finish area will be outside StadiumMK in the perimeter road
Runner Numbers will incorporate a timing chip on the reverse. Results will be available live when you finish the race. You will also receive a text with your finish time shortly after you finish.
You need to complete the 5K in 45 minutes or less as roads will be reopened to a tight schedule.
ENGLAND ATHLETICS LICENCE
Licence ID: 2020-38408
There will be music at the finish area.
We will reveal our cool 2021 medals shortly! 🏅
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.
Instructions on how to claim your MK Challenge Medal will be in the Race Guide.
Bespoke Medals for ALL finishers
Prizes will be posted after the event: mkmarathon.com/prizes
The minimum age for participants is 13 on race day. Under 18’s must be entered by an adult.
Terms and Conditions of Entry
All runners must be medically fit to compete and enter at their own risk and the organisers will in no way be held responsible for any injury, accident, loss, or damage that may arise before, during, or after the event as a consequence of my participation in this race. No transfers, deferrals, or refunds for the MK Rocket 5K under any circumstances. No dogs or wheels allowed.
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