RightMove MK Marathon, Half, 5k & Fun Run Weekend
Run our award winning marathon with thousands of other runners. Our England Athletics affiliated event is measured to a world wide standard and is a qualifying event for London, Boston and other majors.
We’re blessed with a tremendous amount of natural beauty in Milton Keynes. We’re also lucky to have a world-class system of cycle paths. We do our best to take advantage of those factors to give our runners a course that’s interesting, inspiring, fun to run, fast and different from other marathons. Plus an amazing stadium finish.
We offer a Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, Superhero Fun Run and a Rocket 5k the day before. Runners who participate in both the Rocket 5K and the Half, Marathon or Relay will receive a third medal – the MK Challenge Medal.
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Quality tech tee that you will wear again (Marathon & Half)
Scenic route with tree lined boulevards, lakes, parks and woodland
Professional timing and live results
Post-race music festival with food and drink!
Picked up 6 awards in 2018!
British Association of Road Races GOLD status
A distance for everyone
Fantastic race reviews
Amazing stadium finish
Our multi-award winning marathon is consistently ranked in the top 10 UK marathons. The majority of the MK Marathon route is incredibly green and scenic. It includes beautiful parks and lakes, picturesque villages and canal towpath, and offers a truly spectacular experience for our runners.
The MK Marathon starts from one of our fabulous Milton Keynes landmarks, the stadiumMK. The first five miles are on wide roads and tree-lined boulevards, giving runners a chance to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy some enthusiastic spectator support.
The marathon route then continues through picturesque Woughton-on-the-Green and Woolstone parishes, where the half marathoners split from the full marathon course at mile seven.
The marathon runners continue through the original Milton Keynes Village, renowned for it’s picture-postcard thatched cottages and then on to enjoy the beauty of Willen Lake and the tranquility of the Peace Pagoda before looping back to join the meandering and historic grand union canal. The route will then take in St Andrews, a 13th Century church, before passing the Bradwell Windmill, built-in 1810 at around mile 18.
The route continues west to Bancroft where it passes the remains of an ancient Roman Villa. Runners will then head south, following the brook, passing the famous Concrete Cows and then Bradwell Abbey, built in the 14th century.
The route follows the brook further south, through the fertile Loughton Valley Park, passing Lodge Lake and then Teardrop Lakes before heading back for a victory lap of the stadium pitch and that magical stadium finish!
The MK Half Marathon shares the same tree-lined city boulevards as the marathon, before running through the lush Ouzel Valley, following the beautiful, meandering River Ouzel onto Walton Lake, one of the richest spots in Milton Keynes to enjoy wildlife, and then onto the very picturesque Caldecotte Lake and a superb stadium finish.
The award-winning MK Half Marathon is a very popular and scenic half marathon event and is an AIMS/IAAF Grade A certified race, with BARR Gold accreditation for outstanding race management.
The Superhero Fun Run is a fantastic event for runners (or walkers!) of all ages and abilities. Experience what being a superhero is all about as you cross the stadium finish line cheered by thousands of admiring spectators.
Dress Code - Superhero costume essential!
This 2.6k event is a very colourful and fun addition to the MK Marathon event for the whole family.
A drink, Brioche roll and amazing Superhero Medal will be provided for all finishers
Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Superheroes to cross the finish line. The trophies will be presented on the main stage in the race village (outside gate 5).
NOTE: You can push a child in a buggy, but only Superheroes with a running number will get a medal.
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