Milton Keynes Half Marathon and 10k

Saturday 29th September 2018

The National Bowl Watling Street Milton Keynes, MK5 8AA

See 2017 results via Results Base

Ready to run again?

The NSPCC Half Marathon & 10K has built an excellent reputation over the last 19 years for its high standards of organisation, facilities, marshalling and has become a key event in the Milton Keynes sporting calendar attracting both experienced and first time runners from across a wide area. Runners have always enjoyed this event with ample toilet, changing and shower facilities, secure baggage drop, car parking and chip timing.

NEW FOR 2018: Owing to the increased popularity of the event and the unavailability of the Webber Independent School we have moved our Race HQ to the National Bowl, Watling Street (see location map below) and full details of the venue and the new routes are available here on the event website.

View 2017 Results Here


Saturday 29th September 2018

Start time: 1pm (All Races)

Online Entry

Everyone is Welcome

Whether you are a first time runner or experienced athlete and regardless of age and ability with the only requirements being that you must be a minimum of 15 years of age on the day of the race to enter the 10k and 17 years of age to enter the half marathon and be fit enough to complete the course within 3.5 hours (after which it will be closed).

Training Plans and Advice

The Course

View the course maps

Both races will start together. You will run one loop of this new course for the 10k (6.2 miles) and 2 loops for the half marathon (13.1 miles; 21.1k). The course is almost entirely traffic free on the Redways (purpose built cycle paths) and takes in some of the very best sights of Milton Keynes including the National Bowl, Furzton lake, Howe Park wood and the ancient tiny church of St Giles finishing off running back through the wonderful Emerson Valley linear park.

There will be water-stations at 5km intervals and at the finish and medical support will be available at the race site and along the course.


In addition to an excellent course, we offer ample toilet, changing and shower facilities at the race site, secure baggage drop, chip timing (incorporated in your race number), refreshments throughout the day, pre and post race massage (£5 donation please), warm-up and results service (including certificate).

All finishers will receive a medal and we expect to have a service available for this to be engraved with your name and race time (£5).

NSPCC running vests may be purchased upon registration or on the day. 


Half Marathon 10k
Affiliated £22 £16
Unaffiliated £24 £18
On the day* £30 £25

You can save £4 on the above fees for any registrations received before 30 April 2017.

*there is a limit on the total number of runners so on the day entries cannot be guaranteed.


Prizes & Trophies

All participants that finish will receive a medal

Individual Awards

Same for both half marathon and 10k

Second Third
Male Overall £75* + Trophy £50* + Trophy £25* + Trophy
Female Overall
£75* + Trophy £50* + Trophy £25* + Trophy
Male 40-49
Female 35-44
Male 50-59
Female 45-54
Male 60+
Female 55+


1. The race timings for all prizes and race positions will be based on the start/finish clock not the race timing chips.

2. In the event of any dispute the decision of the Event Adjudicator and Race Director shall be final.

​Race Packs

All race packs will be available for collection at the venue on the day or at a local venue two weeks before the event (Venue TBC) or you can purchase the 'Post My Pack' option during the online entry process saving you time and stress on the day.

How you will make a difference

The NSPCC Milton Keynes Half Marathon and 10k has raised over £600,000 over the last 19 years... money raised goes to the NSPCC Schools Service, helping children to understand the types of abuse and how to protect themselves. This will be the 20th year of this great event and we will continue to raise funds along with your support.

You are of course already making a difference simply by entering the event but you can make a further valuable contribution by adding a donation to your entry fee upon registration.

But you can do so much more by getting your friends, family and work colleagues to sponsor you. The simplest way to do this is by creating your own on-line fundraising page with when you register. ​Alternatively download our sponsorship form PDF.

A free NSPCC running vest will be sent to anyone raising over £50 in sponsorship.

​Get in touch

If you have any questions about the event or fundraising please do not hesitate to contact us at:-

Registration results queries email

All other queries email ​

Any questions about NSPCC please email

Every childhood is worth fighting for

Registered Charity No 216401

Thanks to our generous hosts, sponsors and supporters