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MK24 Midsummer Run

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MK24 Midsummer Run

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

MK6 3AG, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Sat 22nd June 2024 - Sun 23rd June 2024

Starting at 12:00

2 races

£15.00 - £46.00

Organiser's Description

The event starts on Saturday afternoon and will continue for 24 hours until the last person returns to the race HQ on Sunday.

The route takes in the beauty of Milton Keynes, countryside and Caldecotte Lake. Mainly on paths, including some trail and quiet roads.


"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 2024 MK24 bespoke medal,
- the 2024 event T-shirt (option to opt out),
- our iconic and much sought after embroidered hand Towel (new colour for 2024),
- our now famous distance pin badges for completing 13.1 miles, 26.2 miles, Ultra, Double Marathon,
- FREE snacks and drinks all weekend

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 plus the Iconic embroidered hand towel and race T-shirt. 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 them too.

We will also be offering camp site pitches again in 2024 with the opportunity for a limited number of small campervans (No EHU or generators) allowed on site.

Individual Private Toilet and shower cubicles will be available on site.

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 to take advantage of the members discount.

***** The event is held under UKA rules. Licensed by ‘The Trail Running Association’, *****


  • MK24 Midsummer Run Early Bird

    Run as Many Laps as You Wish in 24 Hours.


    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Junior Entry

    Juniors Under 15 Will Not Be Permitted to Run the Entire Course but Run Half Laps of Approximately 5km. We Insist That the Young People Are Supervised Whilst on Site but Not Necessarily on the Run as I Guess Most of Them Are Faster Than Us Adults!


    Booking for more than 1?


  • MK24 Midsummer Run Early Bird

    Run as Many Laps as You Wish in 24 Hours.


    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Junior Entry

    Juniors Under 15 Will Not Be Permitted to Run the Entire Course but Run Half Laps of Approximately 5km. We Insist That the Young People Are Supervised Whilst on Site but Not Necessarily on the Run as I Guess Most of Them Are Faster Than Us Adults!


    Booking for more than 1?

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.

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 2024
  • 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

From M1 Northbound – Leave at junction 13 and follow the A421 towards Milton Keynes. At the 3rd roundabout (next to the BP garage), take the second exit towards Walton Hall & The Open University. Shortly after another three roundabouts ** as the road enters a duel carriageway, turn left towards Simpson. After a few hundred metres at the T junction, turn right and follow the road for approx 1/2 mile through the village. The entrance to the Caldecotte Xperience is on the left.

From M1 Southbound – Leave at junction 14 and head towards Milton Keynes on the A509. At the first roundabout take the second exit A4146 towards Milton Keynes South. At the next roundabaout take the first exit onto Tongwell Street (V11) towards Kingston, Monkston etc. Continue straight until at the third roundabout, turn right (3rd exit)onto Groveway (H9) towards Walton Park, Simpson etc. Then follow from ** above.


There is free parking on site. There will be some restrictions to moving cars during the event and those who decide can not be readmitted.


The race HQ, start/finish is at Action4Youth Caldecotte Xperience 366 Simpson Road, Simpson, Milton Keynes MK6 3AG


  • 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 9 am on the Saturday and remain open throughout the event. Campers have the option of arriving on Friday evening.

  • 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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