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Six months to go - announcement two:
After careful consideration, we are going to try something different on Easter Sunday...............

The women will run a 5k race as usual and this will be followed by a 5k race rather than a relay for the men too. Whilst we recognse that many people enjoy the tradition and camaraderie of the relay, we feel that making it a straight race will be more encouraging to those who are not part of a team and also to the slower runners who are left to finish long after most people have gone home.

There are a few other benefits:
- It will be possible to complete the team event with just three runners, as the women can do at the moment.
-Times will count for Power of 10/5k road PBs
- It might create a better head-to-head for the overall Festival win
- A less strung-out event should make it safer with other users on the Prom
- We can start slightly later and still finish slightly earlier
- Less helpers will be needed at sign-on so they can be moved onto the course to improve marshaling

We will pilot this for one year and then assess whether to make it a permanent change or revert back to the relay.

Race times will be:
10.30 - women
11.15 - men

Look out for more news over the weekend

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10k Road Race

Good Friday sees the start of the festival with a 10km road race starting at 6.45pm. Men and women run together although there are, of course, separate prizes for the women. There are also team prizes to be won and awards for the leading veterans and juniors.

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Peel Hill Race

On Saturday afternoon, action moves to Peel a fishing village on the west of the island, about 11 miles from Douglas.The race starts and finishes near the quayside at the House of Manannan with start times of 14.15hrs(men) and 15.05hrs (women).

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5km Races

Sunday morning concludes the running with a 5km road race on an out and back course along Douglas Promenade.

Ladies race starts at 10.30hrs and the Men’s at 11.15am.

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