Entries Close: 01/03/2017


No Race Pack

See detailed information on Contact Us page

How many runners enter the race?

We are expecting 3,000 entries for the Half Marathon, 1,500 in the 10k, 500 in the 5k and we expect approximately 900 for the 20 mile race. We start on the roads so runners get away quickly. The events have a ‘big race’ feel but they are not so big that you will get held up by the masses as with larger races.

When should I enter?

Please do not leave it too late. Online Entries close at 17.00 on 2nd March 2017 but entering two weeks before allows us enough time to get your packs out to you.

How do I apply?

Enter online by clicking the online entry link on the right-hand side of any page

Age Limit?

Runners must be of minimum age to compete in one of the Milton Keynes Festival of Running events as follows

20 miles

18 years

Half Marathon
17 years

11 years

15 years


When will race packs be sent out?

We will send the race packs out late as they will include the race timing chip. If we send them out early, people lose them and the timing company will charge the runners a premium. We’ll start to send packs out to all runners from Monday 20th February 2017.

No race pack / late entries or queries? Please don’t worry. Just come to the race Information Marquee in the Xscape Centre car park near the finish line gantry and see us there. We can sort out any issues on race day. Please get to the desk one hour before you are due to race. See you on Sunday


Runners often say that they’ve changed address since entering or that they live in a huge block of flats and their post goes missing. Why not get your number sent to your workplace if that is more secure. If you change address after entering but before the info has been sent out, please tell us otherwise the info and chip will go to the wrong address.


We are using disposable chips attached to the back of your number. If you lose the number prior to the race, please contact us immediately.

Ill or Injured?

You should not run if ill or injured for your own safety. You cannot give your number to someone else in your place. This is for insurance reasons.

Wheelchair Users

This event is not suitable for competitors in wheelchairs

Special Needs

People with severe special needs must be accompanied by a helper/guardian to ensure the safety of that person and the competitors


Like all events, entry fees are used to hire the venue, equipment etc. Therefore, we do not issue refunds after entry.

How fit do you need to be?

Fit enough to run the whole way around. We do not encourage walkers to enter. While this sounds harsh we rely on the goodwill of 100 volunteers and we cannot expect them to wait for hours until back markers have walked around.

What time should I arrive at the venue?

Get there an hours before your race start time. This will leave enough time to get parked up and allows you enough time to use the loos.

The race will start on time and marshals will leave positions after back markers have passed so please arrive on time.


Please use one of the many car parks in the city centre. There are thousands of car parking spaces all within a short walk from the start / finish area.


We will get the results on our website later on the same day. They are usually up by 5pm.

Although Chip Timing is extremely accurate, some rare errors do occur. Please contact us immediately if you think your result is wrong. You have until the end of Tuesday 7th March to come back to us so we can rectify the error. No other changes will be made after this date.


We will endeavour to award all of the prizes as soon as we can on race day.

Public Transport

Trains to Milton Keynes are not as frequent on a Sunday and there are often rail works. Please check at www.nationalrail.co.uk for more information. The start / finish area is only a mile from the station but if want to reserve your energy, jump in a taxi outside the station.


Sorry, no buggies are allowed. The races are just too busy for them and we want o ensure the safety of all runners.

Footwear / apparel

Please ensure you wear the correct footwear for this event. We recommended buying running shoes from a specialist retailer like The Sweatshop. Technical apparel is also recommended. Remember, cotton t-shirts when wet will stick to you and feel uncomfortable. Again, a specialist retail will carry a wide range of technical apparel.


Photos are available to purchase here – http://www.randrphotos.co.uk/event-photos.php

MK HALF 10:45

MK 5k 10:00

MK 10K 10:10

MK 20M 09:50

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