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Manx Harriers Isle of Man Easter Festival of Running 2018

Three day running extravaganza

Open to runners of all abilities - from novices to Olympians!

The Isle of Man Easter Festival of Running sponsored by First Names Group is a long-established three day running extravaganza that combines athletic and social activities in stunning surroundings. It will be held between the 30th March 2018 and the 1st April 2018.

The Festival attracts around 400 competitors each year, many of whom are visiting athletes. It is especially popular with University running clubs who make the annual pilgrimage across the Irish Sea to renew friendships and rivalries.


There are three races over the Festival period. The Festival opens on Good Friday evening with a scenic 10 kilometre road race around the streets of Port Erin and Port St Mary in the south of the Island. Male and female competitors run together in this race.  

Easter Saturday afternoon sees the action move to the west of the Island for the famous Peel Hill races that take in the summit of Corrin's Folly. The route starts and finishes on the road but is mainly on grass. The afternoon starts with the men's race followed by the three mile women's race.

The final races take place on Douglas Promenade on Easter Sunday morning with the women's five kilometre road race at 10.30am, followed by the men's five kilometre road race at 11.15am.

The Festival concludes on Easter Sunday evening with the prize presentation and party. This includes the legendary beer drinking races, which for many are the highlight of the weekend!

What's Included

  • Return air or sea travel to the Isle of Man
  • Accommodation of your choice

The package does not include entry into the events. For entry details, please visit the Isle of Man Easter Festival of Running website.