It is your responsibility to get to the race on time. Please plan your journey before you set off and whatever mode of transport you use, allow extra time for delays or congestion.
Parking Options for 2nd May 2022…
- Stadium Parking – 450 spaces at £10 each SOLD OUT
- Park N Walk (Located at The National Bowl, MK5 8AA – approx. 25 – 30 minute walk) – 950 spaces @ £7 each
- You will have the option to buy insurance if you are unable to attend your event for any reason.
- Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) will be in operation
- Details have been sent to our Car Park Stewards and no more changes can be made. If you have changed your car, then please take your booking confirmation with you: https://myevents.active.com/
- Once you have paid you can come and go as you please
- Relay Teams will get one FREE parking space per team near the stadium complex and do not need to book
- Rocket participants do not need to book stadium parking
PARKING SALES ARE NOW CLOSED
YOU CAN STILL PAY TO PARK AT THE NATIONAL BOWL, MK5 8AA ON THE DAY FOR £7 (CASH ONLY)
Enter the stadium area via Grafton Street MK1 1ST and you will be directed to your parking area by event staff. There are no height restrictions for this car park. Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) systems will be operating but we suggest that you bring a copy of your receipt with you. This car park will open at 07:00. You can find your booking receipt here: https://myevents.active.com/
Park N Walk Parking
At the National Bowl, MK5 8AA. This is about a 25 to 30-minute walk to and from the stadium. The route to and from the stadium will be signed and marshaled. There are no height restrictions for this car park. Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) systems will be operating but we suggest that you bring a copy of your receipt with you. This car park will open at 07:00. You can find your booking receipt here: https://myevents.active.com/
There are about 40 disabled parking bays at the stadium, which will be allocated to blue badge holders on a 1st come basis and the MK Marathon has no control over these, and spaces can’t be booked.
If you were unable to book stadium parking, then you should park considerably parking in the industrial areas surrounding the stadium, such as MK1 1LG. Do NOT park in the nearby retail and trade outlets, or in areas signed as privately owned, where there is a risk of clamping. Parking is not permitted at DW Fitness First or at the MK1 retail park where you could be fined for exceeding the two-hour parking period.
There are 4 Chargemaster points around the stadium, however, we have no control over these.
If you have booked a room at The DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, which is attached to the stadium, then you don’t need to book parking as hotel guests have a dedicated parking area.
Do not park in ASDA
They have cameras and you will get a ticket if you park longer than 2 hours.
The stadium is easily accessible by bike using the network of Redways/residential roads. Bike parking is available close to gate numbers 1 and 5.
A station for the Santander Cycles MK bike-sharing scheme is located outside Gate 1 at Stadium MK. The Santander Cycles MK bikes can be hired from and returned to the existing bike racks near the stadium – click HERE to find out more!
Stadium MK is situated at Denbigh North, just off the A5, south of Central Milton Keynes, and just north of Bletchley. For those familiar with MK’s grid road system, the ground is on V6 Grafton Street on the junction with H9 Groveway.
Road closures will be in place from 6 am on the surrounding roads. You can view the interactive map here: mkmarathon.com/road-closures
The nearest railway station is Fenny Stratford which is just over a mile away from Stadium MK, however, this is on the local Bletchley to Bedford line. There is also Bletchley Railway Station which is around about two miles away from the stadium. Surprisingly taxis are scarce outside Bletchley station so best to pre-book one in advance (Skyline 01908 222111 is a local taxi firm). Otherwise, you can embark on the 35-40 minute walk to the stadium. The station is served by trains from London Euston & Birmingham New Street.
More likely though you will end up at Milton Keynes Central which is around three miles away. You can share a taxi with fellow runners.
For train timetable information and to plan a journey contact National Rail inquiries on 08457 484950.
National Express are running coaches from London Victoria Coach Station to Milton Keynes Coach Park. The coach takes 1 hour and 20 minutes. You should be able to share a taxi with other runners from the coach park to the stadium.
Hackney Carriages charge a fixed fee of £9 from Central Milton Keynes Station to the stadium. Licensed private hire companies vary, but will be less than this.
The three big licensed minicab companies in Milton Keynes are:
Eezy: 01908 218218
Raffles: 01908 222222
Skyline: 01908 222111
These are fully licensed and will show Milton Keynes minicab ‘BLUE’ plates to the rear of the vehicle. To use the services of a minicab a person MUST FIRST pre-book with the operator (company).
Southbound M1: Exit the motorway at Junction 14 and turn right at the roundabout at the top of the exit slip road towards Milton Keynes.
Northbound M1: Exit the motorway at Junction 14 and take the left-hand filter lane towards Milton Keynes.
Continue straight over the roundabout (Northfield) on H6 Childs Way. At the next roundabout (Fox Milne) turn left onto V11 Tongwell Street. Continue straight over the next roundabout (Monkston) along the V11 Tongwell Street. At the next roundabout (Brinklow) turn right along the H8 Standing Way (A421). Continue on the H8 Standing Way (A421) following signs for Buckingham continuing over a number of roundabouts, on reaching the Bleak Hall roundabout turn left onto the V6 Grafton Street and follow signs for the stadium.
Vehicles traveling from other areas should follow the brown football signs which are located on all main approaches to the area.
The stadium can also be accessed easily from the northbound A5 running from Dunstable. Exit the road signposted Central Bletchley and take the first exit off Redmoor Roundabout. The stadium turning is on the left.