MK Marathon Weekend is Coming!

MK Marathon

This bank holiday weekend it’s the Rightmove MK Marathon Weekend. This event has grown in popularity over the last few years and now it’s expanded to the point where it’s a ‘festival of fun, fitness and free entertainment for the whole family’. Sounds good to us!

There are 5 races over the weekend and 10,000 runners will be taking part. There’s also a Rightmove Race Village Festival which is sure to attract a lot of spectators too. We particularly love the sound of the ‘jungle rave for little juniors and their grown-ups’ (see the line-up below).

Most events take place on the Bank Holiday Monday, with just the Rightmove MK Rocket 5k taking place on the Sunday. As well as the Rightmove MK Marathon, there’s the Rightmove MK Half Marathon, BMI The Saxon Clinic MK Marathon Relay, Rightmove MK Rocket 5k and Brioche Superhero Fun Run.

While Milton Keynes might not sound like the most scenic marathon venue, actually, nothing could be further from the truth. The organisers make great use of the cycle paths (which is one of the best networks in the UK) and take the runners through chocolate box villages. And there’s a stadium finish. So it’s easy to see why this race has grown in popularity and received such great reviews.

Here’s their fly-through of the route (complete with highly appropriate music):

Race Director and Founder Andy Hully said: “It’s great to see the MK Marathon going from strength to strength – every year we manage to improve on the last and get bigger and better. We’re consistently ranked in the top 10 UK marathons and we attract athletes from across the world to Milton Keynes, so we are happy with that! This year’s event is going to absolutely incredible, so whether you’re running, supporting the runners or just want to enjoy the line-up of free entertainment, we hope you’ll come along and support MK!”

Find full information about the weekend – all the races and activities – at www.mkmarathon.com

The 2019 music line up for Bank Holiday Monday (6 May) includes:
11.10am Junior Jungle
Jungle rave for little juniors and their grown-ups
12.10pm Lioness
Amy Winehouse experience
1.10pm-2pm – DM Drum Machine
Stunning drummers creating their unique beat
2.20pm-3.30pm – Fl.Skillz, Kraftykutz and Dynamite
The DJ trio hits the decks
3.50pm-5.20pm – Utah Saints
House music pioneers

Looking for some last minute marathon advice? Have a look at our ‘my first marathon‘ series, or maybe read about how not to mess it up in race week!