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MK24 Midsummer Run MK24 Midsummer Run MK24 Midsummer Run

MK24 Midsummer Run

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Lakeside Roundabout, Milton Keynes, MK15 9, United Kingdom

Sat 17th June 2023 - Sun 18th June 2023

Starting at 14:00

1 race


Organiser's Description

The event starts at 2pm on Saturday afternoon and will continue for 24 hours until the last runners return to the race HQ by 2pm on the Sunday. The route follows the Midsummer Ley Line in a number of places and includes many of the key icons of Milton Keynes along the way.


"I CAN'T RUN FOR 24 HOURS!" It’s not like that. Our motto is “Run it Your Way” and that’s exactly what you can do. Take a break between laps to soak up the event village atmosphere or have a snooze. Its up to you.

Some I guess will want to run as much as possible, others in a team of 2-6, but the aim is to run as much or as little as you like.

For example, each lap consists of approximately 6.55 miles (1/4 Marathon) so if you ever wanted to run a half or full marathon, all you need to do is complete 2 or 4 laps over the 24-hour period. Or go further and complete 5 laps or more (UKA rules allow over 20s only) for an Ultra Marathon. Or why not try to beat the record of 16 laps or 105 miles !!!!!!

If you only want to do just the one lap, no problem, we are all inclusive and everyone who enters receives the bespoke medal for 2023 plus our iconic and much sought after embroidered hand Towel plus, a free insulated mug* and our now famous distance pin badges for completing 13.1 miles (2 laps), 26.2 miles (4 laps), Ultra (5 laps), Double Marathon (8 laps).


*Any entries after 1st May 2023 will instead receive alternative MK24 merchandise; now confirmed as an insulated mug.

Juniors between 12 and 18 years are welcome to join us at the MK24 ‘Midsummer Run’ in 2023. Juniors under 15 years will not be permitted to run the entire course but run half laps of approximately 5km. By completing two half laps over the 24 hours, they will be eligible for the fantastic MK24 medal, the MK24 special cool tee-shirt, plus the Iconic embroidered hand towel. We insist that the young people are supervised whilst on site but not necessarily on the run as I guess most of them run faster than us adults. If you wish to join in the fun with your children, then why not enter too.

Camping is available all weekend (Friday & Saturday) or overnight (Saturday) in the campsite, so why not enjoy the atmosphere of the event village.
Portable Toilets will be available on site, with other public toilets nearby courtesy of Willen Lake and The Parks Trust.

Nearby showers available at the Premier Inn.

Snacks, water and hot drinks will be available FREE of charge. All we ask that you bring your own re-fillable water bottle or mugs

Hot and cold food will be available to purchase from nearby vendors including the Café, Pub/Restaurant, Pizza van and not to be missed our very own charity BBQ serving Burgers, Hot dogs and Bacon Rolls.

To enter the event, each person will need to do so in person, but the entry form allows you to enter with others by naming your team and team leader. This will enable us to link entries together. Please ensure that you spell these details correctly.

Prizes for the fastest lap, and Individuals or Teams who completes the most laps over the 24-hour period.

Redway Runner members should select the Redway Runners catagory below or log into their club profile to take advantage of the members discount.

***** The event is held under UKA rules. Licensed by ‘The Trail Running Association’, ‘The Parks Trust’ & ‘Willen Lake’. *****


  • MK24 Midsummer Run Entry


    Run as Many Laps as You Wish in 24 Hours.

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?


  • MK24 Midsummer Run Entry


    Run as Many Laps as You Wish in 24 Hours.

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?

What's Included

After booking your place to the MK24 Midsummer Run you will receive your race instructions and full details one week before the event. There will be regular updates on our Facebook page (search MK24 run). On the day you will be welcomed by the team at our race village. If you decide to camp over night your will be directed to your pitch. We will have sports massage available to book on the day to keep you going, payable on the day. We will be serving hot food and drinks to purchase and our local pizza van will be selling delicious fire baked pizzas.
There will be free Tea and coffee (bring your own mug) , water top ups and free snacks to fuel your run.
The race village will be open the whole time and marshalls will be on the route for the first few hours whilst you become acquainted with the route. Check out out website for more information.

  • A bespoke medal for 2023
  • Our iconic and much sought after embroidered hand Towel
  • Your own special MK24 cool tee-shirt
  • Our now famous distance pin badges for completing 13.1 miles (2 laps), 26.2 miles (4 laps), Ultra (5 laps), Double Marathon (8 laps).

How to Get There

By Road

*When travelling from the North or South up the M1, leave at Junction 14 and head towards Central Milton Keynes. At the first two roundabout, take the 2nd exit A4146. You will see the lakes on the right, so at the 3rd roundabout take the 3rd exit on Brickhill Street (V10) Parking is available at either the first or second roundabout to the right.

From the west, take the A421 towards Milton Keynes and cross all the roundabouts across the city until you reach Brickhill Street (V10) then take the 1st exit. Parking is available at either the first or second roundabout to the right.

From the east, take the A421 towards Bedford and Milton Keynes and junction 13 of the M1. Take the northbound carriageway to junction 14 then follow as above *

By Rail and Bus

From Milton Keynes Central station take bus 8 towards Walnut Tree and alight at Woolstone Roundabout West then walk the short distance to race HQ.


There is some free parking nearby and paid parking at Willen Lake.


The race HQ, start/finish is at Willen Lake, Brickhill Street Milton Keynes MK15 0DS

Course Details

The route includes many of the wonderful sights of Milton Keynes and is measured at 6.55 miles (1/4 marathon distance)

Juniors who are under 15 years old, cannot under EA rules, run further than 5 km. Therefore, will complete half laps and return back to race HQ after the Zig-Zags.
The course is undulating enabling you capture great views across Milton Keynes, it is clearly signposted and marshalls out on route for the first few hours.


  • What experience do people need to enter MK24?

    As it is a lapped course no previous experience is required, though we would recommend that you are an experienced runner to enter.

  • Is there a compulsory kit list?

    The only compulsory kit is a head torch. These will be compulsory for all laps starting between 8 pm and 4 am. Runners will not be allowed to start laps without one. Other kit is advisory and includes a mobile phone, water, survival blanket and warm layers. Further details will be sent out nearer the time.

  • Are towels provided for showers?

    Although we will be providing showers free of charge, you will need to bring your own towel and toiletries.

  • Can I run with my dog?

    We love dogs, but the answer is no - as UKA rules do not permit it.

  • Is there space for my family/supporters?

    Supporters are welcome to visit the site during the event to join in the fun and enjoy the facilities that are available.

  • When can I arrive?

    Registration will be open at 11 am on the Saturday and remain open throughout the event.

  • Are substitutions allowed?

    Yes , by sending an email to [email protected] by the person who made the initial entry before 8pm on Sunday 11th June 2023.

  • What is the policy for refunds?

    Unfortunately, no refunds will be available, although substitutions will be.

  • Will food and drink be provided?

    Drinking water is provided and as we wish to be greener this year, participants will need to bring their own bottle or bladder to re-fill. Tea and coffee will be provided free but we ask that you bring your own cup for hot drinks.

  • Will I be an absolute legend after the event?

    Yes, you will be an absolute legend after the event.


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Barbara Pataki

Rebecca Massey



Matt Burton

Ronnie Brown

Rupert Stone


Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

17 Jun 2023


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