Microgaming IOM Marathon & Half Marathon
11 August 2019
The Isle of Man Marathon is a competitor friendly event taking place on the picturesque course in the North of the Island, nestled between England and Ireland. The Half Marathon has been voted in Runners World as one of the top ten races in the United Kingdom,
The races will be run over the Manx Northern course, starting and finishing in Ramsey. The race HQ will be at the Ballacloan Stadium, North Shore Road, Ramsey, where there are changing, toilet and shower facilities. Both races follow the same circuit, which is just under 13.25 miles. Runners in the Marathon will complete slightly less than two circuits (to give the required marathon distance). The first 5 miles of the circuit are undulating, the high point of 259 feet being reached at approx 4 miles (and 17 miles). The remainder of the course is mainly flat. Both races finish inside the Ballacloan Stadium. Distances are marked at 1 mile intervals. The markers have been measured from the Marathon start line. Therefore, for the Half Marathon these markers will each be 200 yards over-distance. The course has been measured by an England Athletics accredited measurer.
There will be special buses to transport you to and from the race venue in Ramsey at a cost of £10.00 per person. They will depart from the Sea Terminal, Douglas Promenade at 07:20. The two return buses will leave Ramsey after the prize presentation and buffet at approx. 14.00 and 15.00. Parking is not permitted inside the stadium or alongside the gates on the stadium side of the road outside. Adequate spaces should be available on the Promenade or in the free car park on the far side of the adjacent Mooragh Park - just 2 minutes walk from the stadium.