Age 12 & over
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.
Marathon event consistently ranked in the top 10 UK marathons.
Popular running festival featuring a range of distances, live music, street food, bars and kids entertainment.
Scenic, interesting, inspiring, fun and fast to show off this green city.
Fun run, 5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon, relay plus MK Challenge.
This event is part of MK Marathon Weekend.
Stadium Way West
Please note there is no bag storage for the Rocket 5K event.
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.
This event takes place the day before the MK Marathon and welcomes all paces. from super-fast to those just starting out!
Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the buzz of the marathon weekend without the extra mileage!
There is a course time limit of 45 minutes.
One weekend. Two days of running. Three times the bling!
Runners who participate in the MK 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.
Entry fee (Unaffiliated)
Valid from 01/03/2024
Entry fee (Affiliated)
Valid from 01/03/2024
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
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