Our 50th Anniversary race in 2020 was cancelled due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. We therefore intended to celebrate our Anniversary in 2021 instead. Many of the 2020 entrants deferred their entry to 2021. However, Covid-19 continued to disrupt events and we took the decision to move the 2021 event to May, and hold it as a local event if the Manx borders were still shut. This means that the 2022 race with be our 50th race (2001 race was cancelled due to foot and mouth). Join us on what will be a fantastic day, celebrating fell racing on the Isle of Man for over half a century and hopefully a return to a 'new normal'. All our party plans for 2020 will be rolled out in 2022.
Please note that the deadline for getting a souvenir T-Shirt is midnight on the 19th March 2022. Entries after this date will receive a medal and pint, but no t-shirt. We need to get the order in! You also now have the choice to opt out of receiving a T-shirt and instead Manx Fell Runners will make a donation to one of the many organistations on the island who can use the money to plant a tree instead - simply choose 'plant me a tree' in the T-shirt size menu.
If you are coming by ferry, make sure you book via the link below as the SteamPacket has event specific offers.
The full marathon route is a point to point race from Ramsey in the North to Port Erin in the South, with the half marathon starting in St Johns and following the second part of the route. It is NOT, as the name suggests, a navigation 'Mountain Marathon' (such as the LAMM and OMM). The name is the traditional title from 1970, when the race was first contested.
There is a limited option for bag drops. Some check points provide water and the mid way check point at St John's will provide food - see website for details.
There will be post race massage available for donations.
Distance – 50km (Marathon) 22km (Half Marathon)
Ascent – 2600m (Marathon) 800m (Half Marathon)
Category – A/Superlong (Marathon), B/Long (Half Marathon)
Start – Marathon: Market Place, Ramsey (GR. 453943) 8am
Half Marathon: Slieau Whallian back road (GR.277815, short walk from registration area) 1pm
Transport will be provided from Port Erin, Douglas and Laxey to the start in Ramsey. If needed, you will be given the option to sign up for transport in March, when you hopefully know where you will be staying.
Both races finish at the Bradda Glen Restaurant in Port Erin, where there will be food and drinks. Race entrants can buy a meal in advance at the discounted rate of £5.00, or buy a meal on the day for the usual price of £10.00. The food is served carvery style, with a good mix of hot and cold options. Vegan, vegetarian and meat based dishes are available. You will be given the option to buy a meal on the next page. This is also the venue for the prize giving which will be held between 5:30pm and 6:30pm.
Full and Half MMM runners will receive a commemorative T-shirt*, a bespoke finishers medal and a pint of Bushy's ale as part of the entry fee. (*T-shirt only if entry is before the 19th March )
Further details of both races can be found on the website.
Details of ferry deals can be found here. (Available from November 2021)
This event offers the option to purchase upgraded refundable terms, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.