Milton Keynes Half Marathon
Mon 1 May 2023 Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, UK

MK Marathon Weekend | Milton Keynes Half Marathon

The multi-award-winning Milton Keynes Marathon Weekend is more than just a running race. Run a half marathon at Buckinghamshire’s MOST POPULAR weekend of running!

  • Mon 1 May 2023
Campbell Park, Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes Half Marathon

10:00

£36-£40

Age 17 & over

  • 13.1 miles road running

Overview

Conquer the Rocket 5K or Turing 10K on Sunday, or the MK Half Marathon or MK Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday. Run both days and earn a third MK Challenge medal!

For the kids there's a colourful Superhero Fun Run, entertainment, face painting and a fun fair.

All events finish in a stunning natural amphitheatre with live music, street food, and bars. Come and join two epic days of running!

Highlights

  • Multi-Award-winning

    Marathon event consistently ranked in the top 10 UK marathons.

  • Bank holiday weekend

    Popular running festival featuring a range of distances, live music, street food, bars and kids entertainment.

  • Natural beauty

    Scenic, interesting, inspiring, fun and fast to show off this green city.

  • All ages and abilities

    Fun run, 5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon, relay plus MK Challenge.

This event is part of MK Marathon Weekend.

  • All fitness levels
  • Average fitness
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Teams

Sunday

  • 10:00 | Rocket 5K
  • 17:30 | Turing 10K

Bank Holiday Monday

  • 10:00 | MK Half Marathon
  • 10:00 | MK Marathon
  • 10:00 | Relay
  • 10:30 | Fun Run

Festival

  • Live music
  • DJs
  • Street food
  • Bar
  • Face painting
  • Funfair
ULTIMATE COLDPLAY
The headline act for 2023.

  • Bag storage
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Entertainment
  • Music
  • Park
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Campbell Park
1300 Silbury Boulevard
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK9 4AD
UK

New venue

Campbell Park is the premium event space in Milton Keynes from 2023 and boasts a finish-line right next to the park's natural amphitheatre.

  • 1 lap
  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • Entertainment
  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Marshals
  • PB
  • Traffic free
  • Water stations
  • Wave start

The MK Half Marathon is a very popular, fast, scenic AIMS-certified race, with BARR Gold accreditation for outstanding race management. Along the course, you’ll see beautiful lakes, parks, and villages and be treated with the highest level of course support. So what are you waiting for? Milton Keynes is calling!

Route description

There's a tremendous amount of natural beauty in Milton Keynes, and a world-class system of cycle paths known as redways. These factors show off this green city, giving runners a course that is scenic, interesting, inspiring, fun to run, fast, and excitingly different from other half marathons. The race leaves the Campbell Park event plateau heading west on the tree-lined Avebury Boulevard and circling the impressive Xscape complex.

Head east on the wide, fast, and flat Childs Way giving runners the opportunity to get into their groove before skirting the top of historic Woolstone. Head northwest past Gullivers Dinosaur and Farm Park and continue around to Newlands towards Willen Lake. Following the north and south lake in a clockwise direction before cutting through the original Milton Keynes Village and following the scenic Ouzel Valley all the way to Caldecotte Lake.

You will then return on the long and flat straight passing through the villages of Woughton-on-the-Green and Woolstone back to Newlands turning left and crossing the Grand Union Canal and into Campbell Park. The race finishes down in the meadow below the light pyramid.

Cut off time

There is a course time limit of 7 hours.

Sustainability

  • Bring your own cup
  • Recycling
  • Reusable cups

  • Chip timing
  • Goody bag
  • Medal
  • Post-race meal
  • Technical t-shirt
  • T-shirt

MK Challenge medal

Runners who participate in an event on Sunday (Rocket 5K or Turing 10K) and on the Bank Holiday Monday (Half, Marathon, or Relay)  will receive a third medal – the MK Challenge Medal.

Fundraising

  • Fundraising support

  • Age 17 & over
  • Entries closed
  • Collect race pack
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
  • Insurance available
  • Race pack by post

Entry fees

Entry fee (Unaffiliated)

£38.00

Valid to 31/12/2022

Entry fee (Affiliated)

£36.00

Valid to 31/12/2022

Entry fee (Unaffiliated)

£40.00

Valid 01/01/2023 - 28/02/2023

Entry fee (Affiliated)

£38.00

Valid 01/01/2023 - 28/02/2023

Gold winner

This event has been awarded a Gold athlete-rated badge for consistently high reviews.

My first marathon and I loved it. That was down to just how well organised it was. Marshall support was first class, as were drink stations. Crowd support was so much better than I ever thought it would be. Quite honestly I have nothing but praise for this event and would highly recommend it to others. Thank for making my experience so memorable. Sophie W

Absolutely love this event. I have now ran it 5 times so have earnt my legend medal yeah. The Marshalls are awesome as always as well as the crowds. It feels like a home race for me. And hope to keep doing it as long as I can. I was lucky to get picked to be an Ambassador for the race this year and have loved it. It has great scenery also and they point out places of interest along the route. Becci S

Incredible weekend, can’t wait to compete again!!! Soo much fun, family friendly for all an amazing course and such a good atmosphere you can’t help get sucked in and want more!!! James C

The 5K Rocket is a Great event. We love doing this one. Highly recommended. Well organised and great medals. Yvonne J

Such an incredible day supported by the wonderful people of Milton Keynes and many others. This is the second time I've completed this event and it definitely won't be the last! Javan S

Reviews thanks to RaceCheck

Other races at event

  • Mon 1 May
  • #1 of 6
Campbell Park, Milton Keynes

The Milton Keynes Marathon

10:00

£48-£52

Age 18 & over

  • 26.2 miles road running
  • Sun 30 Apr
  • #3 of 6
Campbell Park, Milton Keynes

Turing 10K

17:30

£22-£26

Age 15 & over

  • 10 km road running
  • Sun 30 Apr
  • #4 of 6
Campbell Park, Milton Keynes

MK Rocket 5K

10:00

£18-£22

Age 12 & over

  • 5 km road running
  • Mon 1 May
  • #5 of 6
Campbell Park, Milton Keynes

Superhero Fun Run

10:30

£10-£12

All ages

  • 1 mile road running
  • Mon 1 May
  • #6 of 6
Campbell Park, Milton Keynes

The Milton Keynes Marathon Relay

10:00

£120-£130

Age 17 & over

  • 10 km road running