The Milton Keynes Half Marathon in 2014 is being run to both spread awareness about cancer and to fight against it. All funds raised will go towards the fight against cancer, something that has touched us all in one way or another It promises to be a packed out event, with runners of all ages, levels and abilities taking part. A half marathon offers a fantastic opportunity for the less experienced runners to take part and raise money for a great cause. Whilst a half marathon should not be taken lightly, anyone that has a decent level of fitness will be able to take part if they have done some training.
The first ever marathon in Milton Keynes was held in April 2012, it is well known for the route being very scenic and green. It is very pleasant on the eye for all the runners and spectators that are there to cheer on family and friends. The route is fantastic and is run on closed roads and cycle paths, runners will run through picturesque woodlands, open green areas and pass by lovely lakes. The race comes to a fantastic climax when the runners enter the famous and impressive MK Dons football stadium, here the atmosphere builds and the runners are given a new lease of life as the crowds cheer them over the finish line. The benefit of running the marathon in Milton Keynes is that the course does not have any significant inclines, this means that runners will not have to struggle up any hills on the course giving runners a good opportunity to break their personal best. It is estimated that 4,000 people will run the marathon this year which is great testament to the organisers and how they have built this into one of the best half marathon runs in the country.
Getting there is easy with great public transport available, if you are driving then make sure you get some directions online. You can really take away all the stress of bringing you car by parking right next to the MK Dons stadium! Sounds great doesn't it? But, there is one draw back, there are only 800 car parking spaces on offer. So be sure to get online, pick up the phone or visit yourself to reserve a parking place. You don't want to have to trek back through the city to find your car after you have completed a testing run.
Alternatively you could spend the night in the city, this is a great idea! There are a number of quality places to stay in Milton Keynes that can fit any budget. If you really want a great sleep before and after your run then checkout the brilliant Local Holiday Inn. Best of luck to everyone running, and to those that are supporting, make sure you cheer them along!Add a comment Add a comment