Race The Sun 2016, sponsored by Mann Made Group
Thanks to generous sponsorship from Mann Made Group, Race the Sun is now in its 8th year and has raised over £80,000. This money will go directly to supporting vulnerable children and young people on the Isle of Man through our Mobex project. Why not take part in 2015 and help us try to take this amount to over £100,000?
Race the Sun is a relay race like no other. The task is simple; starting at sun rise your team must complete a clockwise lap of the dramatic 100 mile Island coastal footpath before the sun sets. Split into 10 demanding sections, the course follows the Raad ny Foillan, a stunning coastal footpath with significant height gain.
The exact route your team must follow is displayed on the route maps at the bottom of this page, and note that in 2015 the newly opened Langness section will now feature as part of the route.
You will journey along impressive sandy beaches; picturesque glens; estuaries and exposed cliff tops. Requiring strength, stamina and agility, it’s definitely not for the faint-hearted.
Teams can consist of any number of runners up of a maximum of 10.This is a self-supported event. Participants are responsible for providing and transporting their own persons and are responsible for arriving at transition points on time. Please allow ample time to locate the exact
To encourage you to get fundraising, a prestigious “Golden Shoe” will be a awarded to the team that raises the most money. This will be presented on the evening of Race the Sun so to qualify your sponsorship forms will needed to be handed in before this. The Children’s Centre supports Children, Young People and Families across the Isle of Man. To find more information about the services we provide,
For the first time, courtesy of Up and Running, there will be prizes awarded for:
- the fastest time set on each leg
- the team that finishes closest to sunset time, so careful planning is a must.
To secure your place in Race the Sun 2015 please use the "Register Now" button below , or for more information about this event please contact Mark Eastham by email or call 01624 676076.
To see how Race the Sun 2010 went please check out:
Travel packages to compete in the Race the Sun Challenge are available from Isle of Man Event Services Limited. Packages typically include 1 or 2 nights B&B, sharing or single accommodation, and return sea travel from Heysham or Liverpool.
For special deals and information on minibus hire contact Toby at Black Van Hire and quote Race the Sun.
2015 Route Information