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You can find information about the 2018 Manx Telecom Parish Walk throughout the site but specifically if you use the "Race Onfo" tab  you will find most of what you need.

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 was opened by Steve Ovett in 1991.

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

Other athletic clubs in the Isle of Man forming the 

Isle of Man Athletics Association:

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 manx athletic 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

End to End Walk

Isle of Man Mountain Ultra

Run iom

Finally, manxathletics.com, which was run by Murray Lambden and published daily for more than 14 years, is a unique repository for statistics, photos, videos and archives relating to all aspects of sport on the Isle of Man.

What you receive for your entry

By entering the 2018 Manx Telecom Parish Walk you have the opportunity to walk on the famous 85 mile Parish Walk course around each of the Isle of Man's 17 parishes, including several roads closed to vehicles. Provided you reach Santon (the third of seventeen churches), you will receive a certificate to recognise your achievement (available at the prize presentation or emailed to you) and the time taken to reach each church is recorded on an electronic timing system displayed on the internet. The times at which you reach each church may also be transmitted to two mobile phone numbers nominated by you. 

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

All full course finishers receive a finisher's award with additional prizes for individuals and teams. Refreshments are provided during the first half of the course and at the prize presentation to which all walkers (and their friends and families) are invited. All entrants receive a free programme at registration (it will also be available to download in advance).

Thousands of man hours are provided by volunteers to make this all possible and neither the committee who work all year round to plan the event nor the hundreds of helpers on the day are paid - in fact they pay their own expenses.  After meeting the costs of staging the event, which are considerably reduced by Manx Telecom's sponsorship, any profit is retained by Manx Harriers who maintain their clubhouse and promote or participate in many other events at considerable expense for the good health of the Manx population. Other than if you chose to order copies of photos (where the profit goes to charity) you are very welcome to access everything on this site without charge.