News supports Race the Sun 2019, the flagship brand of Annexio Limited, are delighted to announce they will be sponsoring the Race the Sun 2019 event organised by The Children’s Centre.

Taking place on Saturday 18th May 2019, Race the Sun is a must on this year’s sporting events calendar. This relay race like no other, with journeys along impressive sandy beaches, picturesque glens, estuaries and exposed cliff tops. But beware - this scenic challenge is definitely not for the faint-hearted, and a team of strength, stamina and agility will be essential.

The task is simple; starting at sunrise, each team must complete a clockwise lap of the demanding 100-mile footpath before the sun sets. Split into 10 demanding sections, the course follows the Raad ny Foillan, a stunning coastal footpath with significant hills.

John Spellman, Director of Annexio, said, “We are delighted to support such a community-driven event. Race the Sun is a great opportunity to challenge yourself and push beyond your comfort zone in aid of vulnerable children who face arduous challenges on a day to day basis. It’s a cause that’s always been close to our heart and we couldn’t be prouder and more supportive of the hard work and efforts The Children’s Centre offer to provide a safe and fun environment for the children of our island.”


Lisa Motley, Fundraising Co-ordinator for The Children’s Centre, said:

“We must thank for their support this year, which is greatly appreciated. While Race The Sun has become a competitive event in its own right, the emphasis is always on participants having a great time. You don’t have to be a professional to enter but we might encourage you to train a little before the run! It’s a great challenge and everyone who has completed in the past should feel rightly proud of their achievement”

Registration is now open. The event has been a sell out for the past two years so we’re urging teams to register now, by going to our website

In previous years the event has been a great success, raising over £110,000 in total which has been effectively used to support children and young people in the Isle of Man through many projects run by The Children’s Centre.

Now embarking on its 11th year, the event aims to break the existing record and raise over £120,000.

Prizes sponsored by Chris at Up & Running will be awarded to the winning fastest team, the team finishing closest to sunset, and the team with the fastest time set in each leg. The prize evening will end with a sunset supper at The Marine Hotel in Peel.

How can you help?

There are many ways you can support our work.

  • £3,000 per day to run our charitable programmes
  • £7 benefit for every £1 spent on Thriving families programme
  • 40% of local children and young people engaged in our services
  • 16 groups of all ages hosted at the Farm each week