Now in it's 19th year, this event has raised almost £600k so far for NSPCC and to add to the local buzz, Milton Keynes is celebrating the town's 50th Birthday this year.
Jo's support, encouragement and advice for this years runners is absolutely amazing, so have a listen to what she has to say. Thanks Jo!
After a hugely successful 'revitalised' event in 2016, which received incredible feedback for its atmosphere and organisation, the immensely popular NSPCC Milton Keynes Half Marathon and 10K is back for its 19th year.
What's more 2017 is Milton Keynes 50th Birthday so help us to celebrate with up to 2000 other runners by grabbing your trainers and raising funds for the NSPCC.
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 (£5).
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 2017.
*there is a limit on the total number of runners so on the day entries cannot be guaranteed.
All participants that finish will receive a medal
Same for both half marathon and 10k
|Male Overall||£75* + Trophy||£50* + Trophy||£25* + Trophy|
||£75* + Trophy||£50* + Trophy||£25* + Trophy|
* The cash value of vouchers redeemable at any ‘Up & Running’ store or through its website.
Prize winners will only receive one award.
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.
For registrations received before 8 September, your race pack (which includes your race number with the timing chip built into it) will be posted to you from 12 September 2017. If your entry is received after 8 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 18 years we have raised almost £590,000.
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