MK Marathon Relay
Mon 6 May 2024 Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, UK

MK Marathon Relay

Teams of 4 runners will complete the marathon course as a relay with each running a leg of approximately 10K - ideal for businesses, charities, clubs, groups of friends and achieving a PB.

Enter now
  • Mon 6 May 2024
Stadium MK, Milton Keynes

MK Marathon Relay



Age 17 & over

  • 10 km road running


Conquer the Rocket 5K on Sunday or the half marathon, marathon or relay on Bank Holiday Monday. Run both days to earn a third MK Challenge medal.

For the kids there's a colourful Superhero Fun Run on Monday plus entertainment, face painting and a fun fair!

All Monday events finish inside the stunning Stadium MK so that you can cross the line to cheers of thousands of spectators!

Do something epic with your Bank Holiday weekend in spring.


  • 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
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Teams
  • Wheelchair users


  • 07:00 | Rocket 5K runners arrive
  • 09:00 | Rocket 5K race start
  • 09:30 | Ice cream van and coffee
  • 09:45 | Awards presentation
  • 10:30 | Coaches depart to central Milton Keynes
  • 10:30 | Day one Ends

Bank Holiday Monday

  • 08:00 | Runners arrive
  • 09:00 | Music starts
  • 09:40 | Warm up
  • 10:00 | Main races start
  • 10:30 | Fun Run race start
  • 11:00 | Street food opens
  • 11:00 | Bar opens
  • 11:00 | Music/DJ commences
  • 11:00 | Fun run awards
  • 11:45 | Half marathon awards
  • 12:45 | Live Music by the Ultimate Coldplay on stage
  • 13:30 | Marathon awards
  • 14:00 | Relay awards
  • 17:30 | Day two ends


  • Live music
  • DJs
  • Street food
  • Bar
  • Face painting
  • Funfair
The headline act for 2024.

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

Event HQ

Stadium MK
Stadium Way West
Milton Keynes

All Monday events finish inside the stunning Stadium MK - experience being cheered on by thousands of spectators!

Bag storage

Please note there is no bag storage for the Rocket 5K event.

Paid parking

There is plenty of parking at the stadium area and central Milton Keynes but you may need to pay using RingGo.

5K runners may prefer to park at the stadium then lift share into the town centre.

  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • Entertainment
  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Marshals
  • PB
  • Point to point
  • Toilets
  • Traffic free
  • Water stations
  • Wave start

The Marathon Relay takes place on the same day as the Milton Keynes Marathon event, pitting teams of four runners (adults only 17+) against each other, each competitor running a leg of approximately 10K.

The relay event is open to businesses, charities, clubs, or even groups of friends and is characterised by a strong element of friendly competition as teams compete to be seen as the fittest or the fastest. These titles represent not only an enviable PR title but also bragging rights that last for a full year.

This opportunity does not come around every day and is something not to be missed. Race bibs will need to be collected by the Team Captain on the morning of the race.

Team members can run in any order, but the team bibs must be used in sequence A, B, C then D.

Route map

route map

Route description

Milton Keynes is blessed with a tremendous amount of natural beauty as is lucky to have a world-class system of smooth and wide cycle paths known as redways. This event takes advantage of those factors to show off the green city, giving runners a course that is scenic, interesting, inspiring, fun to run, fast, and excitingly different from other marathons. 

Cut off time

There is a course time limit of 6.5 hours.


  • Bring your own cup
  • Recycling
  • Reusable cups

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

MK Challenge medal

One weekend. Two days of running. Three times the bling!

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

Team awards

  • 1st all Male Team (one award per team)
  • 1st all Female Team (one award per team)
  • 1st Mixed Team – at least 1 male or female (one award per team)

- Winning times will be based on gun time

- Awards will be presented at 13:45

  • Age 17 & over
  • 100 places
  • Entries open
  • Collect race pack
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
  • Insurance available
  • Race pack by post
Enter now

Entry fees

Team entry fee


Valid from 01/03/2024

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 6 May
  • #1 of 5
Stadium MK, Milton Keynes

MK Marathon



Age 18 & over

  • 26.2 miles road running
  • Mon 6 May
  • #2 of 5
Stadium MK, Milton Keynes

MK Half Marathon



Age 17 & over

  • 13.1 miles road running
  • Sun 5 May
  • #4 of 5
Wetherspoons, Milton Keynes > Stadium MK, Milton Keynes

Rocket 5K



Age 12 & over

  • 5 km road running
  • Mon 6 May
  • #5 of 5
Stadium MK, Milton Keynes

Superhero Fun Run



All ages

  • 1.3 miles road running