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What you receive for your entry

By entering the Manx Telecom Parish Walk you have the opportunity to walk on the picturesque 85 mile Parish Walk route as it meanders through each of the Isle of Man's 17 parishes. Competitors must touch the church gate at each of the parish churches in a set order.

From Marown church onwards (the second of the seventeen churches), you will be recorded by electronic timing equipment and your times will be available online. There is a 'live timing' website which updates as each person checks into a church. 

The times at which you reach each church can also be transmitted to two mobile phone numbers nominated by you thanks to Manx Telecom. 

All entrants will receive a high quality technical sports shirt on the registration nights which is designed by six times Commonwealth Games walker Steve Partington.

Full course finishers receive a finisher's award with additional prizes for individuals and teams.

Refreshments are provided at many feed stations during the first half of the course and there is a prize presentation to which all walkers (and their friends and families) are invited.

All entrants receive an full colour race programme at registration. This will be available on this website in PDF fromat to download in advance.

Manx Harriers

The Manx Telecom Parish Walk is organised by a sub-committee of Manx Harriers. The club was founded in 1991 through the amalgamation of Boundary Harriers and Manx Athletic Club. It is based at the National Sports Centre in Douglas where it has it's clubhouse and where the Isle of Man's only all-weather track is situated which was opened by Steve Ovett in 1991.

Manx Harriers caters for track & field athletes, race walkers and both road and cross country runners. Their website is at

Other athletic clubs in the Isle of Man which form the Isle of Man Athletics Association are:

Western Athletics Club

Northern Athletics Club

Manx Fell Runners

Isle of Man Veteran Athletes' Club

Manx Harriers are grateful for the help and support of all the other local clubs and their members.

Other Manxathletic websites

A few of the larger athletics events in the Isle of Man have their own websites separate from the promoting clubs' main sites. They are:

Easter Festival of Running

Isle of Man Marathon and Half Marathon

Manx Fell Runners

End to End Walk

Isle of Man Mountain Ultra

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