MK24 Midsummer Run

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£15 - £41
Run as much or as little as you wish at the MK24 at Willen Lake. Each lap consists of 6.55 miles so there will be plenty of sights to see and ground to cover. All will earn a finisher's medal, embroidered hand towel and an event t-shirt. Come for some summer fun and put your endurance to the test.
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Where and when
Willen Lake, Willen Lake, Milton Keynes MK15, UK
Start times
2:00pm Sat 17th Jun 2023
Event summary
Here are the distances available for MK24 Midsummer Run
£15 - £41
Route information
Distance: 24 hours
Elevation: Undulating
Terrain: Mixed-terrain
Lap Distance: 6.55 miles
In this event you will have 24 hours to complete as many laps as you would like. The route starts at Willen Lake and will take you on a 6.55 mile lap through Campbell Park. There will be some spectacular views to take in as you explore the park, including the light Pyramid. You will then head back down towards the Grand Union Canal before passing the stunning Peace Pagoda before return to the finish.
There is also a relay race available for teams to sign up for teams of 2-6 runners. Complete laps on your own or run together with you pals. If you run together with your team mates it will only count as 1 lap.
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What's included
To get your FREE bespoke MK24 ‘Midsummer Run’ cool fit tee-shirt, you must enter before 1st May 2023. Any entries after 1st May 2023 will receive alternative MK24 merchandise.
  • Finisher's medal
  • MK24 embroidered hand towel
  • 5 distance pin badges (to earn)
  • Prizes for top finishers
  • Free fruit and snacks
  • Water stations
  • Showers
  • Portable toilets
How to get there
Willen Lake, Willen Lake, Milton Keynes MK15, UK
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There are local Pay & Display and Pay on Exit car parks located near the race HQ.
There will be a secured facility where you will be able to camp on both Friday and Saturday nights. The campsite will open at 5pm and must be vacated by 4pm on Sunday.
Prices are as follows:
  • Tents: £15 (All weekend), £10 (Saturday only)
  • Campervans: £20 (All weekend), £15 (Saturday only)
Event day logistics
11:00 Registration opens
14:00 Race starts
17:00 Campsite opens
14:00 Race cut-off time
16:00 Campsite closes
Age Requirements
  • Under 15-year-olds must run half laps of approximately 5km. By completing two half laps over the 24 hours, they will be eligible for the finishers medal and goodies. Under 18's are to be supervised (but not necessarily on the run.
Relay Race
To enter as a team please enter your team name at checkout.
There will be portable toilets on-site as well as public toilets nearby. Showers are available at the nearby Premier Inn. Hot food and drink will be available to purchase during the event at the BBQ and Pizza Van.
Snacks, water and hot drinks will be available free of charge.
Cup-less event
This is a cup-less event so if you would like some water or a tea or coffee please bring a cup or bottle.
Distance pins
You can earn distance pins for completing each of the following distances:
13.1 miles (2 laps), 26.2 miles (4 laps), Ultra (5 laps), Double Marathon (8 laps).
Spectator Info
Supporters are welcome to visit the site during the event to join in the fun and enjoy the facilities that are available.
Can I run with my dog at the MK24?
Unfortunately, as this event is hosted under a UKA permit running with a dog is not permitted.
Is there water stations at the MK24?
Yes, water will be provided at the event but make sure to bring your own bottle or cup as this is a cup-less event.
Is there a minimum amount of laps that I have to complete at the MK24?
Yes, all participants must complete at least one 6.55mile lap in order to earn their finisher's goodies.
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£15 - £41

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