Following the success of our 2018 and 2019 events, starting Monday 3rd August 2020 – for Redway Runners members only – spend your summer evenings exploring the beautiful lakes of Milton Keynes, gradually increasing the distances to cover a Marathon distance in 5 days.

This year due to Covid 19, group running sizes will be limited according to restrictions in place at the time.  However you are able to run virtually on your own or in socially distanced groups as per the regulations from 3rd August.

You can download GPX files for the routes below*, or feel free to run your own routes but remember, to achieve the 5 Lakes challenge in the 5 days from 3rd August, you must run a total marathon distance and visit at least 5 lakes.

Please submit your electronic records as proof to kevinjshepherd@hotmail.co.uk by the end of August.

This challenge is aimed at Step Up runners.

You can also find the routes under the Redway Runners group on the RunGo app

The standard runs and days are…

  • Monday 3rd AugustFurzton Lake 7k
    Start: Furzton Lake pub, MK4 1GA

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  • Tuesday 4th August – Tongwell Lake 6.5k
    Start: The Ship Ashore, Granville Square, Willen, MK15 9JL

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  • Wednesday 5th August – Teardrop Lakes 8k
    Start: Woughton leisure centre, MK6 5E

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  • Thursday 6th August – Caldecotte Lake 9k
    Start: Caldecotte pub, MK7 8HP

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  • Friday 7th August – Willen Lake 10k
    Start: The Pub on the Lake, Willen Lake

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To have a look at the 2019 challenge click here

Check out the 5 Lakes Challenge Hall of Fame!

*Desktop users: click the menu icon within the map to access the GPX download.
Mobile users: click the orange button below the map to access the GPX download – you may need to view the page in landscape to see this option.