Isle Listen and The Children’s Centre, with the support of Manx Gas, to host large-scale community running event.

With the specific aim of bringing communities together, the organisers are inviting any Manx charity, club or association (sporting or not) to get involved and encourage their supporters to participate in the event and raise funds for their chosen local cause. The event organisers are keen celebrate the inclusivity of the Isle of Man by bringing together all sorts of causes close to our hearts.

The event will take place on Saturday 9th April 2022 and will be open to runners of all abilities wishing to take part and run a choice of 1 mile fun run, a relay (with a team of four each running just over 6 miles), a half-marathon or a full marathon.

100% of the participants’ entry fees will be divided between the local causes registered and involved in the event.

The Children’s Centre Ltd is a company limited by guarantee and registered charity number 921.
Isle Listen is a registered trading name of MCH Psychological Services which is a registered charity in the Isle of Man Number 1024 and registered organisational member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Are you a runner or local cause wanting to be involved?

I’m from a local cause (Manx charity, club, society or association)

Registration fees will be split with 50% going to the organising charities, to cover the cost of organising the event, and 50% to the runner’s nominated cause. Your cause will receive £10 for every marathon/half marathon/relay runner and £2.50 for every fun runner that nominates your cause.

Runners are welcome to seek sponsorship and they may wish to donate these funds to you as their nominated cause. Runners will be advised to contact individual causes directly if they wish to do this additional fundraising.

Please note – we are unable to share with you the personal details of those runners who nominate your cause. 


In order to register to be a nominated cause, your case must be a Manx entity and have a bank account in the name of the entity.

If you have any questions about the event or registering your cause, please email

Register your Cause

Registration for causes close on 31st January 2022. If causes are not registered by this date, they will not be able to be included on the list participants can choose from.

Fundraising for your chosen cause as a runner

In addition to 50% of your Registration fee being donated to your nominated cause, you may like to get sponsorship in order to raise additional funds for them, or another local charity, club or society.

Please note, we will not pass on your details to your nominated cause. If you would like to speak to them about additional fundraising opportunities, please contact them directly.

Fundraising through JustGiving

Some people choose to fundraise via a JustGiving page. Visit the JustGiving site and if the cause you want to fundraise for has a JustGiving account, click on “A Charity” and search for them.

If they don’t have a JustGiving account they may prefer that you donate any funds you raise directly to them and you can contact them to talk about the best way to do this.

Create Page

Ideas for your JustGiving page

  • Add a photo: People love to see photos, perhaps one of you out on a training run? Alternatively, you could use The Great Manx Run logo, or contact your chosen charity for their logo.
  • Add a target: You can enter a fundraising target but you don’t have to. Pages with a target raise nearly 50% more than those without.
  • Your story: Here you can add what you are doing and why. This really helps to engage people in supporting what you are doing and can make the difference if they choose sponsor you.
  • Information about your chosen causes: Details about all the causes involved will be available in the Participants’ information pack.
  • Information about The Great Manx Run: The Great Manx Run, sponsored by Manx Gas, is a community event where participants challenge themselves while raising funds for local causes. The event includes an individual marathon, team marathon, individual half marathon and 1 mile fun run.
  • Connect to Strava: If you use Strava to track your training and want to provide updates on your Just Giving page, select the ‘Connect Strava’ button on your fundraising page, log in to Strava and then confirm the permissions.

Register to run

Runner registration will open in February. Information will be shared via the Great Manx Run social media pages.