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Organised by Manx Harriers, the Isle of Man Easter Festival of Running has become an annual ritual for multiple universities and UK clubs, with many long-standing rivalries and friendships.

The festival has four main parts – three of these involve running and the fourth is for unwinding after a hard weekend of racing.

Three unique races over three days

RACE SCHEDULE

GOOD FRIDAY 10k

PORT ERIN. 5:30pm COMBINED START

Friday sees the start of the festival with a 10km road race in Port Erin. Over 35% of runners achieved a PB in 2023.

PEEL HILL RACE

PEEL. MEN 2:15PM, WOMEN 3:15PM

On Saturday afternoon, action moves to Peel a fishing village on the west of the island, about 11 miles from Douglas.

DOUGLAS 5K

DOUGLAS. 10:30AM WOMEN, 11:15AM MEN

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

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A RUNNING FESTIVAL LIKE NO OTHER

Our festival is frequently attended by Britain’s fastest runners, making for fast and closely contested racing across the weekend.
The event is an annual ritual for many university and UK clubs, with many long standing rivalries and friendships.

Race alongside stunning scenery, in one of the longest standing running festivals in the British Isles!

Festival history
YEARS
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Starting in 1964, the festival has a rich history spanning six decades.

University teams
8080+

Attend the festival every year, with over 300 visiting runners.

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