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.
* To get your FREE bespoke MK24 Midsummer Run cool fit tee-shirt, you must enter before 10 May 2023, as orders need time to be processed. Any entries after 10 May 2023 will instead receive alternative MK24 merchandise.
Report on the 2021 event click here
Report and results from the 2022 event click here
Report and results from the 2023 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.
“OH MY GOODNESS I CAN’T RUN FOR 24 HOURS”
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)
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 Runners 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’. *****
We have a Redway Runners Notch Charm for this event, you can find the bracelets at: https://notch.io/collections/running-club-notch-collection The Redway Runners charms are at: https://notch.io/collections/redway-runners-notch-charms
Redway Runners members discount code is: REDWAY10, which will give club members 10% off everything on our site other than clothing.