The third Skechers Performance Milton Keynes Marathon is set to take place on Bank Holiday Monday on 5 May. In addition to the marathon event, organisers have also added the new MKM Half Marathon for 2014, which like the marathon is on a traffic-free course and finishes in stadiummk.
The 2014 programme also includes the ever popular Superhero Fun Run and the Geoffrey Leaver Corporate Team Relay. Skechers Performance Division is once again backing the event for 2014.
Race director, Andy Hully, said “When the Skechers Performance Milton Keynes Marathon was named amongst the top 10 marathon races in the UK by readers of Runner’s World a lot of the feedback touched on the atmosphere and support out on the streets and Redways of Milton Keynes.
“There are plenty of vantage points for spectators to take in the action, and it offers great access to spectators who are keen to watch their family and friends as they move along the course. For a good view of the race spectators might want to watch at the following points: Start, Water Stops, City Centre, Groveway/Simpson, Willen Lake and Willen, Linford Wood, or at the finish inside stadiummk.”
Spectators at the start and finish area will have free access to stadiummk all day, and be free to come and go as they like. They will also be able to watch the Superhero Fun Run, sponsored by Acorn Childcare. Hundreds of people, young and old alike, will run the 1.5 mile course wearing a range of fun and colourful superhero costumes.
Hully also said, “There’ll be a festival atmosphere around the course. As well as the spectators and impromptu noise makers cheering on the runners, we have a range of entertainment along the route.”
Course maps can be found on the MK Marathon website.