We are so looking forward to welcoming you to our 10th-anniversary event.
Join us on Sunday 2nd May for our contact-free, covid-secure Rocket 5k 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.
We are so pleased that our plans have been endorsed by the StadiumMK, the MK Council, Public Health, and all other necessary stakeholders.
SHOOT FOR THE STARS ON OUR RAPID ROCKET RUN!
Join us on an even faster 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 either the 10k, relay, half marathon, or full marathon, and earn the awesome MK Challenge Medal.
- Race Day: Sunday 2nd May 2021
- Start Time: between 9:00 and 10:15 (you must select a 10-minute WAVE TIME)
- Start Location: Near Xscape, Avebury Boulevard, Milton Keynes
- Finish Location: StadiumMK
- Course Time Limit: 45 minutes from the last wave
- Age: Must be at least 13 years old on race day
- Race Packs: Will be posted 2 weeks before the event
- FAQ’s: Click Here
- Online Registration: Register
- Entry Limit: 1500
- License Number: England Athletics 2020-38408
- Participant Code of Conduct 2021: Click Here
- 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.
The old route had 79 feet of gain, so this route is much faster!
There will be portable toilets near the start.
No baggage facilities will be available for this event and runners should turn up ready to run.
Runners should bring their own water, however, 500ml bottled water will be available at the finish
We would suggest that runner’s car share and leave a car at the stadium area and then drive to the CMK start. At this stage we will not be offering return buses due to Covid-19, however, we will let you know if this changes. There is plenty of parking in the stadium area and CMK.
Awards will be posted after the event mkmarathon.com/prizes
Check out our amazing 10th Anniversary event medal! 🏅
Earn Extra Medals
One weekend. Multiple days of running. Extra bling!
Runners who participate in the Rocket 5K and either the Turing 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, or Marathon will receive the MK Challenge Medal.
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