Event of the Week

Isle of Man Marathon & Half Marathon

Three happy Preston ladies at IOMVA race

 

The Isle of Man Marathon and Half Marathon are competitor-friendly events, taking place on quiet country roads on a picturesque course in the north of the island. 

The Half Marathon has been voted one of the Top 10 races in the UK by Runners' World magazine. Winning times in 2018 were 2:51:33 and 3:12:04 for the marathon, and 75:03 and 91:37 for the half.

The event attracts both local and international runners with previous entrants coming from as far afield as the USA and South Africa. Competitors of various ages and abilities take part, including a good proportion of veteran runners.

Microgaming PlayItForward is the event’s long-term main sponsor. As well as entering the races, Microgaming staff help to make up the team of volunteers who keep runners safe and ensure the event is enjoyable year after year. Also earning praise each year is the now legendary post-race buffet!

For those wanting an additional challenge, the races will also kick off this year’s ‘No Rest for the Wicked’ series, which consists of six different races in six days across the island.
The event takes place on Sunday 11 August 2019, starting at 9am in Ramsey.

FOR FULL DETAILS INC TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION PLUS RACE ENTRY VISIT THE EVENT WEBSITE