The hugely popular Milton Keynes Half Marathon is back for its 18th year and in 2016 we have made a couple of exciting changes! First the race has moved from July to September (making it literally cooler!) and secondly we have added in a 10k option alongside the half marathon – so whatever your level of fitness you now have no excuse – it’s time to grab your trainers and support the NSPCC!
Help us celebrate ChildLine’s 30th birthday by joining hundreds of other local runners in raising as much as you can for children…
Whether you are a first time runner or experienced athlete and regardless of age and ability with the only requirements being that you must be a minimum of 15 years of age on the day of the race to enter the 10k and 17 years of age to enter the half marathon and be fit enough to complete the course within 3.5 hours (after which it will be closed).
Both races will start together. You will run one loop of this new course for the 10k (6.2 miles) and 2 loops for the half marathon (13.1 miles; 21.1k). The course is almost entirely traffic free on the Redways (purpose built cycle paths) and takes in some of the very best sights of Milton Keynes including the Grand Union Canal, woodland and Campbell Park.
There will be water-stations at 5km intervals and at the finish and medical support will be available at the race site and along the course.
In addition to an excellent course, we offer ample toilet, changing and shower facilities at the race site, secure baggage drop, chip timing (incorporated in your race number), refreshments throughout the day, pre and post race massage (£5 donation please), warm-up and results service (including certificate).
All finishers will receive a medal and we expect to have a service available for this to be engraved with your name and race time (£4).
We also welcome back www.yourraceday.co.uk as our official photographer.
NSPCC running vests may be purchased upon registration or on the day.
|On the day*||£30||£25|
You can save £4 on the above fees for any registrations received before 30 April 2016.
*there is a limit on the total number of runners so on the day entries cannot be guaranteed
Why not join together with a minimum of 5 people for a new Club Prize (either race)? Please ensure that you include your affiliates upon registration.
Alternatively, why not get together with your friends, work colleagues, social club or any other business or organisation to enter the Community Challenge? For larger groups, perhaps enter more than one team to create inter-departmental competition? Fun runners and fancy dress will be more than welcome! Entry for this must be at the time of registration with a minimum of 5 runners at a special price of £20 per runner. There will be no discount for early registrations and no ‘on the day’ entries for this team challenge.
Details of prizes and/or trophies for all events will be announced nearer race day.
For the team events, prizes will be based on the lowest aggregate time of the fastest 4 runners in each team. Team members will also be eligible for individual prizes.
For registrations received before 9 September, your race pack (which includes your race number with the timing chip built into it) will be posted to you from 13 September 2016. If your entry is received after 9 September, then arrangements will be made for you to collect your pack on or before the race day.
The NSPCC Milton Keynes Half Marathon and 10k is unique in that it's organised entirely by volunteers and ALL money raised goes to the NSPCC Schools Service, helping children to understand the types of abuse and how to protect themselves. Over the last 17 years we have raised almost £550,000.
You are of course already making a difference simply by entering the event but you can make a further valuable contribution by adding a donation to your entry fee upon registration.
But you can do so much more by getting your friends, family and work colleagues to sponsor you. The simplest way to do this is by creating your own on-line fundraising page with JustGiving.com when you register. Alternatively download our sponsorship form PDF.
A free NSPCC running vest will be sent to anyone raising over £50 in sponsorship.
If you have any questions about the event or fundraising please do not hesitate to contact us at:-
Registration results queries email firstname.lastname@example.org
All other queries email email@example.com
Any questions about NSPCC please email East@NSPCC.org.uk