Open to all as an individual or team of 2-6, the MK24 is a unique 24 hour running event held on or close to ‘Midsummers Day’ in June. Based at picturesque Willen Lake, participants are encouraged to complete as many 6.55 mile laps as possible in the 24 hour period. Our motto is ‘RUN IT YOUR WAY’ so you can do as many or however you want. Snacks and drinks are available free with hot meals available throughout the event. Why not camp under the stars as pitches are available to book.


June 25, 2022
Start time: 2:00 pm


24 Hours event around 6.55 mile laps
Open to all, as an individual or team of 2-6 people
Juniors 12-18 welcome under UKA rules


Willen Lake Event Lawn, Brickhill Street, Milton Keynes MK15 0DS


£31 for Redway Runners with EA Affiliation
£33 for Redway Runners without EA Affiliation
£36 for Non-members with EA Affiliation
£38 for Non-members without EA Affiliation
£15 Junior entry


The 6.55 mile lap is based on the ‘Midsummer Lay Line’ which runs through the centre of Milton Keynes. The route starts and finishes next to Willen Lake and begins with a gentle hill climb through Campbell Park to the ‘Beacon’ from where magnificent views of the surrounding countryside can be seen and the ideal spot to watch both the sunset and sunrise. The route continues back down through Campbell Park to the Grand Union Canal, until it reaches the infamous ‘Zig Zags’, passing the ‘Peace Pagoda’, the ‘Medicine Wheel’ (Mini Stonehenge) back to Willen Lake and onto the River Ouzel Valley Park. Through plantations of mature trees, finishing with a lap of the South Lake.


Every participant will receive the 2021 bespoke medal, an ‘Iconic’ MK24 towel, a MK24 Thermal Travel Mug  and distance pin badges depending on the distance covered, including 13.1 miles (2 laps) 26.2 miles (4 laps) Ultra Marathon (5 or more laps) and Double Marathon (8 or more laps).

Various prizes will be presented including most laps (male and female), fastest lap (male and female), team prize and most deserved.

Report on the 2021 event click here

Report and results from the 2022 event click here