ISLE OF MAN – Entries are now open for the 2014 Microgaming Isle of Man Marathon and Half Marathon which takes place on Sunday 10th August.
The Microgaming Isle of Man Marathon and Half Marathon is held annually in Ramsey; the race commences on the Promenade and finishes in the Ballacloan Football Stadium. Entrants either complete 13.1 miles in the Half event or take on the full 26.2 miles in the Marathon. The 2013 event saw a record turnout with 465 runners in total taking part; an 11.5% increase from the previous year. It’s an event which attracts athletes from around the globe, including the US, South Africa and Europe; it has established itself as one of the most picturesque and friendly events in the racing calendar.
Colin Watterson, Chairman of Isle of Man Veteran Athletes’ Club, comments: “We appreciate that athletes come from all over the world to compete in this race and that’s why we aim to deliver the most memorable of events. We must be doing something right as people seem to come back year after year! We look forward to welcoming all athletes back in 2014 as well as hopefully seeing some new faces taking part.”
The 2014 event is taking place on Sunday 10th August and athletes can now enter at www.isleofmanmarathon.com. Entry fees are £23.40 for affiliated members and £29.25 for non-affiliated members; all participants will be given a medal, goodie bag and of course the ever-popular buffet on the day.
Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, adds: “With it being the start of a new year, it really is perfect timing to sign up and to have a goal in sight for training. Last year’s event was a pleasure to be a part off – the Marathon committee and the volunteers did such a great job in organising and executing the event. I’m sure it will be just as fantastic this year, if not more!”
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.isleofmanmarathon.com.