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MK Festival of Running

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Kickstart your marathon training season with the Milton Keynes Festival of Running. With 4 events to choose from and a buzzing event atmosphere with over 5000 participants, it's a must add to this spring's running calendar. Come smash your PB on the flat course and receive a themed medal.

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The Milton Keynes Half Marathon and Festival of Running starting at our wonderful Xscape city-centre venue and we hope you will come and join us! The festival consists of a gentle or super-swift 5k event, our classic 10k distance race, our ever popular half marathon distance race and our 20 miler for those who like to go long.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Thu Sep 02 2021

What's included:

  • Chip timing
  • Pacers
  • Finisher's medal
  • Photos for purchase
  • Water on course
  • Secure baggage area
  • Prizes for race winners
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4.0
2 reviews
ParkingGreat parking
ThumbsUpWell organized
ValueGreat value
Did the 10k in 2020
Did the 10km as my first 10km race in 2019 and as my last proper race before lockdown 2020.</p><p>It’s a very well organised race with a fantastic atmosphere. People spread out along the route cheering so you rarely go more than a few 100m without someone cheering you on. </p><p>The hill at Campbell Park in the last km isn’t fun but the finish line makes it worth it. Always big crowds (even in the rain) and everyone is very supportive … read more
Gareth
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3.3
Did the 20 Miles in 2019
I really like this race but I know it divides opinion. I did the 20mile as it fits well into spring marathon training. The course is a mixed bag, with some pretty sections but other long stretches along dual carriage ways. You also do 21/2 laps, great if you want to know what's coming but not everyone likes laps. Course is flat but quite a few underpasses that can get annoying. Watch out for that short sharp hill in the last mile though! Otherwise well organised and good value for money.… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Will there be a cutoff time for the 20 mile race at the Milton Keynes Festival of Running?
Yes, the runners will have a 2pm cutoff time as the course and finish are need to be cleared out by 3pm. … read more
FAQ
When will race packs be sent out for the MK Festival of Running?
Race packs will be sent out close to the race, approximately 2 weeks before race day. If you enter late, there will be a Race Information Marquee in the Xscape Centre car park near the finish line where you can pick up your packet and sort out any issues. … read more
FAQ
Can I wear headphones during the MK Festival of Running?
Yes, although please note that if you run with standard headphones your insurance cover from UKA will be invalidated should any incidents occur. … read more
Route description
Route description

Experience this well-organised running event in Milton Keynes by signing up for one of the 4 available races that boasts over 5000 participants.

Participants can choose between 5k, 10k, half marathon, or for those who are in it for the long run, 20 miles to criss-cross Milton Keynes on fast and flat tarmac roads.

With pacers available for the half marathon and 20 mile distances, this event is the perfect training event for those looking to smash their previous marathon season.

The half marathon, 10k and 5k routes consist of a one-lap course with mile markers at each mile point. The 20m route consists of one 10k loop and two 11k loops.

*Please note that walkers are not recommended signing up for these races as the event needs to be finished by 3pm.

Did the 10k in 2020
Did the 10km as my first 10km race in 2019 and as my last proper race before lockdown 2020.</p><p>It’s a very well organised race with a fantastic atmosphere. People spread out along the route cheering so you rarely go more than a few 100m without someone cheering you on. </p><p>The hill at Campbell Park in the last km isn’t fun but the finish line makes it worth it. Always big crowds (even in the rain) and everyone is very supportive
Gareth
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3.3
Did the 20 Miles in 2019
I really like this race but I know it divides opinion. I did the 20mile as it fits well into spring marathon training. The course is a mixed bag, with some pretty sections but other long stretches along dual carriage ways. You also do 21/2 laps, great if you want to know what's coming but not everyone likes laps. Course is flat but quite a few underpasses that can get annoying. Watch out for that short sharp hill in the last mile though! Otherwise well organised and good value for money.
4.0
2 reviews
ParkingGreat parking
ThumbsUpWell organized
ValueGreat value
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Logistics and schedule

Schedule:

09:50 MK 20 Mile Start

10:00 MK 5k Run Start

10:10 MK 10k Run Start

10:45 MK Half Marathon Start

14:00 Cut-off time

Please note all information and race packets containing your timing chip and race number will be sent to you via post before the race.

Please arrive in your running kit as there are no changing facilities available.

It is suggested that you arrive at least 90 minutes before the event to give yourself enough time to find a parking space and to get to the start / finish areas, use the loos etc.

Spectators

There are ample places to watch around the courses but please bear in mind that parking will be tight and you need to arrive early if you want to avoid the closed roads.

How to get there

Xscape, 602 Marlborough Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 3XS, UK

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By Rail

Milton Keynes Central station is approximately a mile walk from the event site, which will be clearly signposted. Taxis are also available outside the train station.

For train times and travel information, please consult the National Rail website at http://www.nationalrail.co.uk

By Car

Travelling from the M1: Exit the M1 at Junction 14 and take the A509 towards Central Milton Keynes. Take the 2nd exit towards H6 Childs Way at the 1st roundabout.

Continue on the same road over the next 5 roundabouts, and at the South Secklow roundabout turn right onto Secklow Gate. The XScape Building is on your right.

Travelling from the A5: Exit the A5 towards the A509 to Milton Keynes Central. Take the 3rd exit from the south, and 1st exit from the north, signposted A509.

Continue over 3 roundabouts, and take the 3rd exit onto Secklow Gate at the 4th roundabout. The Xscape Centre will be ahead of you on your left at the junction with Avebury Boulevard (third set of traffic controlled lights).

Parking

There is plenty of multi-story and open car parks very close to the Xscape Centre. Please park in any of them and make you way over to Xscape Centre, but make note that parking fees will apply in most of them.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Will there be a cutoff time for the 20 mile race at the Milton Keynes Festival of Running?
Yes, the runners will have a 2pm cutoff time as the course and finish are need to be cleared out by 3pm.
FAQ
When will race packs be sent out for the MK Festival of Running?
Race packs will be sent out close to the race, approximately 2 weeks before race day. If you enter late, there will be a Race Information Marquee in the Xscape Centre car park near the finish line where you can pick up your packet and sort out any issues.
FAQ
Can I wear headphones during the MK Festival of Running?
Yes, although please note that if you run with standard headphones your insurance cover from UKA will be invalidated should any incidents occur.
FAQ
How do I get my race results?
Results will be available on the event website later that day.
FAQ
Where do I buy my race photos?
Race photos will be available at this link: http://www.randrphotos.co.uk/event-photos.php
FAQ
Is there somewhere I can leave my bag while I run?
Yes, there will be a secure baggage drop available for all runners.
FAQ
Are there showers or changing rooms available?
Unfortunately there will be no showers or changing facilities so please arrive ready to run.
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20 Miles
9:50am Sun 5th Sep 2021
£29.00 - £31.00
Half Marathon
10:45am Sun 5th Sep 2021
£25.00 - £27.00
10k
10:10am Sun 5th Sep 2021
£19.00
5k
10:00am Sun 5th Sep 2021
£8.00 - £12.00

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