The Milton Keynes Marathon has a new home
The multi-award-winning Milton Keynes Marathon Weekend is extremely excited to announce that they are moving their massively popular event to Campbell Park, the premium event space in Milton Keynes from 2023.
Andy Hully, Race Director and Founder said: “The stadium has been a great home to the event for 10 years, however, we are now ready to create more of a festival feel and finishing right next to the Campbell Park amphitheatre will mean that our runners will be able to experience a great festival-style atmosphere when they finish. This will include tasty street food, a bar, and a line-up of top entertainment on the stage, hosted by MKFM.”
“As a proud long-term supporter of the Milton Keynes Marathon, we are very pleased that runners will get to start and finish from Campbell Park in 2023. The Milton Keynes Marathon is the perfect opportunity to run through our fantastic network of parks and green spaces, and we look forward to seeing lots of runners enjoying how green our city is” said Julie Dawes, events and community engagement manager for The Parks Trust.
Andy added: “Excellent parking facilities, a good range of local hotel options, and a mainline train station within walking distance all add to the appeal of Campbell Park as our venue.”
“We’re blessed with a tremendous amount of natural beauty in Milton Keynes, and we’re also lucky to have a world-class system of cycle paths known as redways. We have taken advantage of those factors to show off our green city, giving our runners a course that is scenic, interesting, inspiring, fun to run, fast, and excitingly different from other marathons. It is also much flatter and with fewer underpasses. The routes will mostly include lovely green spaces as well as some of the beautiful original villages. The marathon will be a 2-lap route meaning more support and entertainment on the route. The ever popular and aptly named Rocket 5K will become a looped course, removing the need to book a return coach ticket.”
The event has raised millions through its charity focus and is so pleased that GoFundMe has joined us as our headline sponsor to continue this good work. Dina Rickman, Northern Europe director at GoFundMe said: “We could not be more delighted to sponsor the Milton Keynes marathon weekend, especially in its new home in Campbell Park. GoFundMe is the home of help – whether it’s for individuals, charities or your community – and we can’t wait to help Milton Keynes runners raise thousands for their favourite causes. It takes moments to set up a fundraiser and start raising money for what matters to you. Bring on 2023!”
The Milton Keynes Marathon Weekend 2023 has been set for 30 April – 1 May and registrations opened on 1 September 2022.
Visit the Milton Keynes Marathon website for further details and results.