You can find information about the 2016 Manx Telecom Parish Walk throughout the site but specifically if you use the “information” tab on the navigation bar below the header photo you should find most of what you need.
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. Itis based at the National Sports Centre in Douglas where it has a 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:
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 site:
Isle of Man Marathon and Half Marathon
Finally, manxathletics.com, by the same publisher as parishwalk.com, which published daily for more than 14 years, has been in hibernation since early 2015. It will be re-designed as a reference for statistics, photos, videos and archives soon.
What you receive for your entry
By entering the 2016 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 parishes, including roads closed to the general public. Provided you reach Santon, you will receive a certificate to recognise your achievement (available at the prize presentation or posted to you) and the time taken to reach each church is recorded on an electronic timing system displayed on the internet and 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 finishers 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.