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Charities and Partners

Emberton Country Park is home to our flagship Cowman Triathlon and Duathlon events. This attractive parkland is situated in the village of Emberton, close to the historic town of Olney and just a few miles north east of Milton Keynes. Set over 200 acres the Park is welcoming to visitors and encourages peace and relaxation.

There are numerous picnic spots and children’s play areas. From birdwatching to triathlons, camping, picnicking or simply enjoying a walk in the countryside, Emberton Country Park has something for everyone to enjoy all year round.

The Park are looking for volunteers to support them with activities such as habitat creation, litter picking, cutting of vegetation, outdoor crafts and loads more! 

More information can be found here!


The Parks Trust is an independent charity that cares for over 6,000 acres of parkland and green space in Milton Keynes. This includes the river valleys, ancient woodlands, lakesides, parks and landscaped areas alongside the main roads that represent 25% of the city.

Many of the BCS events take place on land cared for by the Parks Trust, including those in the Cattle Creep Series, and our flagship MK Winter Half Marathon.

There are a variety of ways that you can get involved with The Parks Trust from helping as a volunteer, taking part in their outdoor learning sessions to hosting your own events and activities in our parks. Find out more here. 

For more information on the Parks Trust, you can visit their website here.

Milton Keynes Parks Trust is a registered charity: Charity No. 1007183 and is a Company registered in England and Wales with Company No. 2519659

Willen Hospice is the only adult care Hospice in Milton Keynes.

“None of what we do is possible without the support of the volunteers, donors and event participants that actually raise the money. There are too many to name, but their help is generous, selfless and makes a huge difference to so many children. Our gratitude and thanks is with each and every one of you.”

“We are proud to be one of the best-loved charities in Milton Keynes, because of the difference we make for people with life-limiting illnesses and at the end of their lives. While we can’t change the diagnosis, we can improve the quality of life of our patients as they face and come to terms with their illness. We help our patients to live as well as they possibly can, we listen to their needs and we also support their families. Dedicated teams provide a range of support including treatment at the Hospice or in patient’s homes; bereavement support for family members; and therapeutic services. We also work closely with GPs, hospitals, community nursing staff and social workers to make sure that our specialist care is practical, informed and supportive at all levels. Our vision is to always be there to care. To provide that care free of charge, we rely on the generosity of the local community in helping raise £4.7 million every year – that’s £9 every minute of the day.”

Registered charity number 270194.

Samuel’s Charity is a local charity to Milton Keynes. The charity was started by Samuel, who in 2013 was admitted to St George’s hospital in South London and diagnosed with a rare cancer, Precursor T-Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. This particular type had not been seen before which meant the treatment for it wasn’t black and white, and there was trial and error in the type of treatment he got.

On Wednesday 22nd January 2014 Samuel lost his fight. He was 9 years old. Samuel started his charity to help really sick kids and their families get through what is most likely the worst time in their lives, to make their time more bearable and to bring some relief, fun and hope to their day. The charity helps any sick children, whether in hospital or not.

Samuel’s Charity is a registered charity with the Charities Commission of England and Wales. Charity number 1164034

Runna is the UK’s #1 rated running coaching app that provides personalised training plans to help you reach your goal. We’ve partnered with them to help you arrive at the start line ready to run and have the best chance of getting that new PB!

All of their plans are fully personalised, adapt around your running ability and schedule, and sync with fitness watches too. They’ve also just had British Olympian Steph Davis join their coaching team to get you in the best possible shape ahead of race day!

To get your first week free and 20% off your first month of training, use code BCS20. See you at the start line!