Milton Keynes is famous for its iconic concrete cows, created in 1978 by Canadian artist Liz Leyh. The cows have led an adventurous life and have been homed in parkland; at CMK Shopping Centre; the National Hockey Stadium and have since been returned to their birthplace at MK Museum. Now they have found a new lease of life as the inspiration behind the MK50 Milton Keynes Marathon medals to help celebrate Milton Keynes' 50th anniversary.
Get A Moo-ve On To Enter MK Marathon
The 6th Milton Keynes Marathon weekend is under two months away with the Rocket 5K opening the programme on Sunday, 30 April. This race is held on a downhill course between Central Milton Keynes and Stadium MK, the fabulous venue for all the main events. Organisers are predicting record entries over 10,000 across the five events that comprise MK50 Marathon Weekend.
Potential competitors need to get moo-ving right away if they intend to secure a place in MK Marathon, MK Half Marathon, MK Marathon Relay or Superhero Fun Run on Monday, 1 May. The marathon has been awarded British Association Road Race Gold standard for outstanding race management and is consistently ranked among the top 10 of UK marathons.
The redesigned course is flatter than before and takes full advantage of the surprisingly green and pleasant environs that surround the city. The finish in Stadium MK (pictured) can hardly be more spectacular and there is entertainment for all the family with a brand new Family Zone featuring music, bouncy castles, climbing wall, bungee trampolines and bumper cars.
Event director, Andy Hully said: “We are delighted to offer runners of the MK50 Milton Keynes Marathon and Half Marathon a flatter, faster course than last year. The course starts on wide open roads and runners get the same iconic finish inside StadiumMK that they love.”
Full details are available at the MK Marathon website.