MK24 Midsummer Run 2022
2:00pm Saturday 25th June – 2:00pm Sunday 26th June 2022
‘ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN!!!’
The short wait is over as we are now taking bookings for the 2022 MK24 .Midsummer Run’.
- Redway Runners, EA Affilated. £31.00
- Redway Runners, Non EA Affiliated. £33.00
- Others, EA Affilated £36.00
- Others, Non EA Affilated £38.00
- All Juniors £15.00
(Unfortunately, due to increase prices to hold the event, we have been forced to show a slight increase in entry price since 2019. All profits go to the Redway Runners ‘Charity of the Year’)
Full details will be published later, but to give you a taste of what to expect
NEW FOR 2022
- A NEW colour for our ‘Iconic Towel’ range
- The introduction of yet another ‘special’ pin badge to collect
- A revised route avoiding the congested lakeside waterfront, but still including your favourites like ‘Campbell Hill’ to the Beacon and the ‘Imfamous Zig-Zags’
- Friday night camping
- and much much more
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. Its 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.
For example, 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 bet last years winner David Bowker who completed 15 laps.
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 2022 plus our iconic and much sought after embroidered hand Towel plus, our now famous distance pin badges for completing 13.1 miles, 26.2 miles, Ultra, Double Marathon and yet to be announced additional pin badge.
Juniors between 12 and 18 years are welcome to join us at the MK24 ‘Midsummer Run’ in 2022. Juniors 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 plus the Iconic embroidered hand towel. We will organise two special group starts for juniors at 7pm on Saturday and 4am on Sunday to witness the Sunrise from Beacon Hill. 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.
Why not camp out all weekend (Friday & Saturday) or overnight (Saturday) and book a pitch in the campsite and enjoy the atmosphere of the event village.
Camp Site Prices are:- £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)
Portable Toilets will be available on site, with other public toilets nearby courtesy of Willen Lake and The Parks Trust.
Nearby showers available at the Premier Inn.
Snacks, water and hot drinks will be available FREE of charge. All we ask that you bring your own re-fillable water bottle.
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 Runner members should select the Redway Runner catagory below or log into their club profile 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’. *****