The Milton Keynes Marathon is on 29 April 2012 and will become a highlight in the city’s calendar. But this is a city marathon with a difference, combining the advantages of city race with the fresh air and greenery of a run through the countryside. MK Marathon will tick all the boxes, whether you are looking for a big, well organised event with backing from local organisations or you want a run that will take you close to nature and out into open spaces.
The course is on closed roads and cycle paths. With a big finish at stadiummk, state of the art 30,000 capacity home of MK Dons FC, the new marathon is attracting attention. Commonwealth Games medallist Liz Yelling is an ex resident and says, “It’s great to see an exciting new Marathon coming to Milton Keynes. This lovely course offers real potential for both beginners and experienced runners to have a great race”.
The race passes through parklands, lakes and woodlands. The original design of MK aimed for a "forest city" and there are now over 20 million trees keeping its pollution levels low. Make a weekend of it with the marathon website www.miltonkeynesmarathon.co.uk giving details on accommodation ranging from large hotels to camp sites.
Attractions include indoor real-snow skiing and snowboarding, rock-climbing and indoor sky-diving. Wakeboarding and waterskiing, golf, cycling, karting, and climbing are also on offer. Milton Keynes Theatre hosts West End productions and within easy reach are Woburn Safari Park, Whipsnade Zoo and Bletchley Park, historic site of secret British code breaking during WWII. And there are always those famous shops!