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Milton Keynes Winter Half Marathon

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Willen Lake, United Kingdom

Sun 13th December 2020

Starting at 10:00

Organiser's Description

The Milton Keynes Winter Half Marathon returns again in 2020 with a beautiful, scenic, single lap, traffic-free anti-clockwise route around the city of Milton Keynes, in Buckinghamshire. You will need to pinch yourself while running that you are actually in a city, as you run along the Grand Union Canal and return via the linear parks that run throughout Milton Keynes. The start will be at the Willen Lake. A brilliant event to finish off the year – join nearly 3000 people and celebrate in style!
What's Included

Prizes: 1st, 2nd and 3rd male & female

1st 40+ male & female

1st 50+ male & female

1st 60+ male & female

Awesome event T-shirt and medal

Bag drop


Fully marked route and marshals on course

Medical support on course

Water Stations at 3, 6 and 9 miles

Chip timing

Live online results


Willen Lake, Brickhill Street, Milton Keynes, Buckinghsmahire MK15 0DJ

How To Get There


Use the postcode MK15 0DS in your Sat Nav.

If you are on the M1, exit at Junction 14 and follow the signs to Central Milton Keynes until you pick-up the signs for Willen Lake.


Catch the number 8 bus from Milton Keynes town centre to 'Woolstone Roundabout West'.

Walking down from the bus stop, take the first right at the Redway junction under the main road, then take your first left into Willen Lake.


Direct trains to Milton Keynes Central run from London Euston and Birmingham. From Milton Keynes Central, it's approximately 50 minutes walk or 12 minutes cycle.


There are a number of chargeable car parks at Willen Lake. For more information on these please click here

Other Information

Registration: 0800hrs -1000hrs

Cut-off time: 2pm

Athletes will be placed in waves according to their estimated finish time

All transfers, deferrals and updates to your order must be made by the 13th November 2020.

For more information on our terms and conditions please see here.


New for 2020, we are offering free entry to volunteers who help marshal at our events throughout the year. These free places are based on equivalent event type. Click here for more information!

4.5 · 3 Reviews


·a year ago

Who knew Milton Keynes was this beautiful?. Not me, at least! This race follows the redways and canals of MK, which gets you out of the city itself and on to some surprisingly beautiful routes. The surface is wonderfully runnable, no turning ankles on large stones, and it stayed sound and drained underfoot even after a lot of rain beforehand. I was able to choose to have my bib posted out, which I prefer to queueing, and the organisers were clear about parking options. The ‘no headphones’ rule is actually enforced at this race, which is unusual, they mentioned DQing people in autumn. The race has a fair-sized main village, portaloos, and starts in four waves. The route is circular and has fixed bollards which you are well alerted to, and seven road crossings, all with great marshals. Most of the climbs are small, over bridges, with one longer one at mile 9, and a lovely downhill about mile 10. There were water stations which I didn’t use as I carry my own, but I would have liked to see a lot more portaloos out along the course. They did say there were two ‘emergency loos’ but I didn’t see any actual loos positioned? Support isn’t as numerous as other city races, you just pass small pockets of people, and there is a good vibe at the back, with runners supporting each other and generally showing good race manners (aside from two fairly big blokes who ran/walked it, absorbed in chit chat, and insistent on being side by side at all times, even when the path was narrow. Guys, you don’t take up the whole route, especially if you’re walking. Gah!) Anyway, most of the runners were lovely, a good spread of ages, men/women and abilities. A great finish chute lead to a lovely, wintry medal and a good-sized (ie, not tiny) finishers t shirt, which was long sleeved, so I can wear it all winter! If I’m still in England I will do this race again next year and I do recommend it to others. A great way to end the year, friendly and fun, a lovely course, good bling and t shirt. I would just add more loos on the course and perhaps make it more festive by bigging up the xmas angle, maybe encourage fancy dress? Well done MK, a great advert for how lovely a place this actually is!

·a year ago

Very good route. Good, scenic, flat route, until mile 9. Bit of a bottleneck at the start is the only poor aspect. But definitely recommend!

·2 years ago

Enjoyable. Really good scenic race. Quite a flat course apart from mile 9ish. Got my pb here. Not to crowded but only down side is not as well cheered on as other bigger races.


Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire