'Reimagined' Milton Keynes Marathon to go ahead in September using GPS timing technology

    A previous event

    Many sporting events throughout the country have been cancelled this year - but the Milton Keynes Marathon is not one of them.

    Instead of cancelling, organisers have introduced a 'new race experience' which means people will be able to complete the 26-mile stretch during a two week period in September.

    This reimagined alternative to the traditional marathon will see participants observing social distancing rules by being able to complete the marathon at a time that suits them. Participants can use the Race app with built-in turn-by-turn voice navigation, course maps and track their finish time by using advanced GPS timing technology.

    Organisers say that this is not a virtual race, but rather an "EA measured and certified race route taking in the beautiful lakes and scenery of Milton Keynes". 

    All results will be recorded and a leader board maintained, with participants receiving a VE Day 75th anniversary-themed medal.

    September entrants will automatically be ready to race the 2020 Rightmove MK Marathon Reimagined event. However, those who do not wish to take part can request a transfer to the 2021 event up until the 31st July. 

    There are still places in the Marathon, Half-marathon, Marathon relay, Turing 10k, Rocket 5k, and Superhero Fun Run. 

    Find out more here.

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