Milton Keynes Half Marathon and 10k

Sunday 24th September 2017

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Increase in entrants in 2016

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The local race is now even better!

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…


Sunday 24th September 2017

Everyone is Welcome

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).

Training Plans and Advice

The Course

View the course maps

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 as our official photographer.

NSPCC running vests may be purchased upon registration or on the day. 


Half Marathon 10k
Affiliated £22 £16
Unaffiliated £24 £18
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


Club Runners

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.

Community Challenge

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.


Prizes & Trophies

All participants that finish will receive a medal

Individual Awards

Same for both half marathon and 10k

Second Third
Male Overall £75* + Trophy £50* + Trophy £25* + Trophy
Female Overall
£75* + Trophy £50* + Trophy £25* + Trophy
Male 40-49
Female 35-44
Male 50-59
Female 45-54
Male 60+
Female 55+

* The cash value of vouchers redeemable at any ‘Up & Running’ store or through its website.
Prize winners will only receive one award (with the exception of participants in the Community Challenge who may also win an individual prize).

Community Challenge

There will be a trophy for the first three teams in this event.There is a minimum requirement of 5 members in each team with no maximum and awards will be based the lowest aggregate time of the fastest 4 runners in each team. Team members will also be eligible for individual prizes


1. The race timings for all prizes and race positions will be based on the start/finish clock not the race timing chips.

2. In the event of any dispute the decision of the Event Adjudicator and Race Director shall be final.

2016 Results Here

​Race Packs

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.

How you will make a difference

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 when you register. ​Alternatively download our sponsorship form PDF.

A free NSPCC running vest will be sent to anyone raising over £50 in sponsorship.

​Get in touch

If you have any questions about the event or fundraising please do not hesitate to contact us at:-

Registration results queries email

All other queries email ​

Any questions about NSPCC please email

Every childhood is worth fighting for

Registered Charity No 216401

Thanks to our generous hosts, sponsors and supporters