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 17, 2023
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


TILL 31 Dec 2022 £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
FROM 1 Jan 2023 £34 for Redway Runners with EA Affiliation
£36 for Redway Runners without EA Affiliation
£39 for Non-members with EA Affiliation
£41 for Non-members without EA Affiliation
£15 Junior entry


Each lap consists of approximately 6.55 miles (1/4 Marathon) so if you ever wanted to run a half or full marathon, all you need to do is complete 2 or 4 laps over the 24-hour period. Or go further and complete 5 laps or more (UKA rules allow over 20s only) for an Ultra Marathon. Or why not try to beat the record of 16 laps or 105 miles !!!!!!

If you only want to do just the one lap, no problem,


We are all inclusive and everyone who enters receives

  • the bespoke medal for 2023 plus
  • our iconic and much sought after embroidered hand Towel plus,
  • your own special MK24 cool tee-shirt and
  • our now famous distance pin badges for completing 13.1 miles (2 laps), 26.2 miles (4 laps), Ultra (5 laps), Double Marathon (8 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


All About MK24

The event starts at 2pm on Saturday afternoon and will continue for 24 hours until the last runners return to the race HQ by 2pm on the Sunday. The route follows the Midsummer Ley Line in a number of places and includes many of the key icons of Milton Keynes along the way.


It’s not like that. Our motto is “Run it Your Way” and that’s exactly what you can do. Take a break between laps to soak up the event village atmosphere or have a snooze. It’s up to you.

Some I guess will want to run as much as possible, others in a team of 2-6, but the aim is to run as much or as little as you like.

Juniors between 12 and 18 years are welcome to join us at the MK24 ‘Midsummer Run’ in 2023. Juniors  under 15 years will not be permitted to run the entire course but run half laps of approximately 5km. By completing two half laps over the 24 hours, they will be eligible for the fantastic MK24 medal, the MK24 special cool tee-shirt, plus the Iconic embroidered hand towel. We insist that the young people are supervised whilst on site but not necessarily on the run as I guess most of them run faster than us adults. If you wish to join in the fun with your children, then why not enter too.

Camping is available all weekend (Friday & Saturday) or overnight (Saturday) in the campsite, so why not enjoy the atmosphere of the event village. 

***  Camp site prices remain the same as 2022  ***

  • £15 all weekend, or £10 Saturday only (TENTS) (Pitch size 5m x 7m)
  • £20 all weekend, or £15 Saturday Only (Campervans) (No EHU or generators)

Click here for Redway Runners Entry and Camp site booking

Click here for Non Redway Runners Entry and Camp site booking

Portable Toilets will be available on site, with other public toilets nearby courtesy of Willen Lake and The Parks Trust.

Nearby showers available at the Premier Inn.

Snacks, water and hot drinks will be available FREE of charge. All we ask that you bring your own re-fillable water bottle or mugs

Hot and cold food will be available to purchase from nearby vendors including the Café, Pub/Restaurant, Pizza van and not to be missed our very own charity BBQ serving Burgers, Hot dogs and Bacon Rolls.

To enter the event, each person will need to do so in person, but the entry form allows you to enter with others by naming your team and team leader. This will enable us to link entries together. Please ensure that you spell these details correctly.

Prizes for the fastest lap, and Individuals or Teams who completes the most laps over the 24-hour period.

Redway Runner members should select the Redway Runners category or log into their club profile on Love Admin to take advantage of the members discount.

***** The event is held under UKA rules. Licensed by ‘The Trail Running Association’, ‘The Parks Trust’ & ‘Willen Lake’. *****