Sport is a major part of life in the Isle of Man from walking through the hills to rowing in Viking longboats. This sporting pedigree means there are a number of sporting festivals and events spread throughout the year drawing large numbers of competitors and spectators from around the world.
Many of the more traditional sports are well represented in the Manx sporting calendar. The Easter Festival of Running draws runners from all over the UK and is a great chance to view some of the Island while competing as races take place in various locations.
If getting to know the Island is a part of your sporting goal then the Isle of Man Walking Festival is a great series of events to time your visit around, offering walks to famous locations and for all skill levels.
On the other hand, if you are a competitive walker, there are events to push you to your limits. The Parish Walk is one such event, covering every parish on the Island and with the winners finishing the 85 mile course in under 15 hours. You could even take part in one of the more unique events that happen annually on the Island, such as the Tough Man Adventure Challenge or the World Tin Bath Championships.
Regardless of what sport you enjoy taking part in, or even if you prefer to visit as a spectator, the Isle of Man has an event or even a festival of events for you and your family to enjoy during your trip.