Start Times

Half Marathon
10:25 am

5K
10:00 am

10K
10:10 am

Location

The race will start and finish outside Milton Keynes Xscape Centre which is less than a 10 minute drive from the M1 motorway.

How to get to the race

Sat Nav

MK9 3XS

By Rail

Please travel to Milton Keynes Central station (London trains leave from Euston on the Birmingham line). The start / finish area is a mile walk from the station and will be clearly signposted. For train times and travel information, please consult the National Rail website at http://www.nationalrail.co.uk.

By Taxi

Taxis can be found outside the MK Central Station.

By Road

From the M1… Leave M1 at Junction 14 and take the A509 towards Central Milton Keynes. At the first roundabout take the second exit H6 Childs Way. Stay on this road over the next five roundabouts (the Xscape building is now on your right), at the sixth roundabout (South Secklow roundabout) turn right on to Secklow Gate. The XScape Building is on your right.

From the A5… Leave the A5 at the exit towards Milton Keynes Central (A509) and take the third exit (from south) or first exit (from North) on the roundabout, signposted A509. Cross three roundabouts and at the fourth, take the third exit onto Secklow Gate.  The Xscape Centre will be ahead of you on your left at the junction with Avebury Boulevard (third set of traffic controlled lights).

Please allow enough time for your journey. We suggest that you arrive at least 90 minutes before the event to give yourself enough time to find a parking space and to get to the start / finish areas, use the loos etc.

MK Travel Info

Is available at www.mkweb.co.uk/travel/home.asp

Parking

There are numerous multi story and open car parks very close to the Xscape Centre. Please park in any of them and make you way over to Xscape Centre.

Please note that parking fees will apply in most car parks.  It is strongly recommend that payment is made before leaving your vehicle as car park charging periods do vary.

Information

More information will be provided at the information marquee within the start / finish area.

Baggage

We have a secure baggage area in place for the 2012 event, however, if you have travelled by car, it is always safer to leave your bags and valuables in your car boot.

Changing

There are no changing facilities and it is recommended that you arrive in your kit.

iPod, MP3’s?

We strongly discourage the use of any equipment that acts as an impediment to hearing or concentration when competing. This includes, but is not limited to, mobile telephones, personal stereos, iPod’s and other MP3 players. Inmotion Sport cannot be responsible for accidents resulting from racing with such equipment.

Course

The course is run on the roads and bicycle paths that dissect Milton Keynes (all tar macadam). The route consists of a one-lap course with mile markers at each mile point.

Water

Water will be available on the course and at the finish.   Please bring your own water to drink prior to the start.

First Aid

Medical support will be present on the course and at the finish. You should be relatively fit and have no known medical conditions that would place your health in danger. Please note – do not run with a cold or flu. This can be extremely dangerous.

Toilets

Toilets will be placed in the Xscape car park close to the start/finish area but there are very limited toilets are available in the Xscape Centre.

Race T Shirt

The Official Nike dri-fit race t-shirt will be available to buy on the day or for purchase prior to the race when entering the event – see details on entry page.

Timing & Results

You’ll be sent a ChampionChip timing chip with your race information pack a month before the event. Please ensure that your chip is tied securely to your shoe laces. We will also have a race clock at the finish line. Results will appear on the website later on race day.

Not Running?

If you are not running, we will require you to return your race chip in an envelope that will be provided in your race pack. Failure to do so will result in us charging you £10 as this is what we’ll be charged for lost chips by ChampionChip.

Refreshments

Available in the Xscape Centre.

DON’T FORGET

– Your Race Timing Chip
– Your race number
– Money for tea / coffee / food
– To eat well and to avoid alcohol the night before the event
– To eat something light and drink plenty of water throughout the morning of the event

Specific Information

Please check out our FAQ then e-mail info@mkhalf.co.uk

Cancellations

We regret that once entry applications have been processed we cannot refund any entry fees to runners who do not eventually take part. In the event of the race being cancelled owing to forces outside the organisers’ control, we also regret that no entry fees can be refunded after entries have been processed.