Isle Listen and The Children’s Centre, with the support of Manx Gas, to host large-scale community running event.
Isle Listen and The Children’s Centre, with the support of Manx Gas, have launched a large-scale community running event. Updates will be featured on Energy FM leading up to the event.
With the specific aim of bringing communities together, the organisers invited any Manx charity, club or association (sporting or not) to get involved. Now you can choose the local cause closest to your heart and then register for them to benefit while you get to enjoy running in this amazing inaugural event. Together all participants and supporters can celebrate the inclusivity of the Isle of Man and raise funds for our amazing community initiatives.
The event will take place on Saturday 9th April 2022 and is open to runners of all abilities wishing to take part. You can run a choice of 1 mile fun run, a marathon distance relay (with a team of four each running just over 6 miles), a half-marathon or a full marathon.
100% of your entry fees will be divided between the local causes with 25% going to Isle Listen, 25% going to The Children’s Centre and 50% going to your selected local cause within your registration form.
Registration closes on 31 March 2022.
Fundraising for your chosen cause
Runners choose a nominated cause when they register for the Great Manx Run and 50% of their Registration fee is then donated to their nominated cause. Runners may choose to get sponsorship in order to raise additional funds for the cause, or another local charity, club or society.
Details of all our registered causes can be found below, along with contact information.
Please note, we will not pass on runner’s details to your nominated cause. If you would like to speak to them about additional fundraising opportunities, please contact them directly.
Preparing for your run
Once you have registered to run, please encourage friends, family and colleagues to sign up. The more runners we get involved, the more we can raise for local causes.
If you have chosen to do additional fundraising, your nominated cause may be able to support you with this. You can also find fundraising resources below that might help.
- Failure to comply with the Highway Code and/or Road Safety Regulations, or running in a manner that could pose a danger to yourself or others, may lead to disqualification without warning.
- If a competitor or supporter fails to comply with a marshal’s instruction and/or course signage, or verbally abuses a marshal, they may be disqualified and asked to leave the event area immediately.
- Entries are not transferrable and refunds will not be given.
- For everyone’s safety, the wearing of headphones or similar devices is prohibited. Anyone who is seen to be wearing any form of headphones during the race will be disqualified. Headphones worn for medical reasons will be permitted if the competitor is able to provide a medical certificate to confirm their requirement.
- The event officials have the absolute power to withdraw any competitor deemed to be physically unfit to continue.
- The route must be followed as laid down by the organisers and all officials’ and marshals’ instructions must be obeyed.
- If the time limit for the event is exceeded, then the competitor may be asked to retire by a race official.
- Around the NSC Perimeter track the runners will all move in an anti-clockwise direction. Competitors must stay to the left hand side of the course. If overtaking is required, this must be done safely and then immediately move back over to the left (inside) of the course. On the Heritage Trail runners will be travelling in both directions. If overtaking is required, this must be done safely ensuring that a runner coming in the opposite direction wont be impeded, and then immediately move back over to the left side of the trail.
- Members of the public may choose to use the Heritage Trail on the day of the event. Competitors must give them enough space and pass courteously, or stop to ensure safety of all concerned.
- For the Half Marathon, Team Relay Runner 1 and Marathon Runners there is a need for competitors to cross the road once during the event. The Police and event marshals will be there to assist and stop the traffic. If it is not possible to stop the traffic to cross, competitors must wait until the Police or an event marshal tells them it is safe to cross.
- When competitors have completed their event on the Heritage Trail, they may need to cross the road back to the NSC area. Event marshals will be there to assist the use of the Toucan crossing whilst ensuring that members of the public can also cross safely and follow the Highway Code.
- For supporters wishing to cross the road to The Heritage Trail, event marshals will be there to assist the use of the Toucan crossing whilst ensuring that members of the public can also cross safely.
- With the exception of guide/service dogs, competitors are not permitted to be accompanied by any animal.
- By starting the competitor declares they are in good health and are in appropriate physical condition to complete the chosen distance.
- In the event of an issue that requires resolution this should be addressed to The Clerk of the Course at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any doubts about your health and fitness you should seek medical advice before starting The Great Manx Run. Registration fees will not be refunded under any circumstances.
Photographs and/or video footage will be taken at The Great Manx Run event. These images may be used post event including social media (including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter), newspapers and future advertising opportunities as the organising team seems fit.