The Isle of Man is a perfect place to get fit and to challenge your current fitness. With varied countryside from rolling hills, and even a mountain, through to sandy beach dunes, runners of all levels will find a perfect place to train.
If you are looking for more of a formal challenge there is even the Easter festival of running, which starts on Good Friday each year and finishes on Sunday, offering races of various levels around the Island.
In the South of the Island the festival starts with a 10km race around Port Erin and Port St Mary. This is on roads and offers a fast pace with challenging stretches. The races then move to the West of the Island to Peel for the hill races. These are 4 miles for the men's race and 3 miles for the women's and provide real challenges to even the fittest runner. Finally the festival moves back to Douglas for the Douglas Promenade 5km women's road race and 4 x 5km men's relay road race.
The festival is topped off on the Sunday Evening with the prize presentation and the famous "beer races". Once you have conquered the festival you may want to look at some of the other more unusual events the Island has to offer such as the Tough Mann Adventure Challenge. This 10km race adds obstacles and mud to the mix and can give even an experienced runner a new challenge.
Further information can be found on the Easter Festival of Running website.