Nearly 6,000 runners have already signed up for the everyday hero Milton Keynes Marathon and Half Marathon on Monday May 2.
And the organisers have promised them a flatter, faster course together with a dramatic finish at stadium MK.
They have devised new routes to make the most of the city’s green spaces while putting participants through their paces.
There will also be a whole new pre-marathon event – in the form of the Rocket 5km.
This fast, downhill dash will be held on Sunday May 1, the day before the main marathons.
Other fun events this year will be the MK Marathon Relay and the ever-popular Superhero Fun Run.
People are advised to get their entries in as soon as possible as places on all the events are filling fast.
All finishers of the marathon and half-marathon get a great finishers’ tech T-shirt, a goody bag, and instant results.
Andy Hully, event director, said: “The course starts on wide open roads and runners get the same iconic finish inside StadiumMK that they love.”
They will also receive an “awesome “medal, said Andy.
As a bonus, runners who complete both the MK Rocket 5k on Sunday and either the marathon, half marathon or relay on Monday will receive even more bling.
They’ll be awarded the MK Challenge Medal to mark their double effort.
As the thousands of runners take to the streets, some road closures will be in place. Details of the road closures on the MK Marathon website at mkmarathon.com/residents-information.
To join in the fun, enter now before the closing date on April22.
To register visit mkmarathon.com/enter-events.