St John's 2014

The opening round of the 2014 Wi- Manx Fell Running League takes place on New Years Day. The St Johns Race has been sponsored for a number of years by Supercards who unfortunately will have closed their doors for the final time before race day 2014. However the committee of organising club Manx Fell Runners are delighted to announce that Supercards owner David Cretney has agreed to continue the sponsorship personally in the future.
The short race is one of the highlights in the fell running calendar and usually attracts a large entry. Although the race is very competitive the organisers are keen to encourage as many novice runners as possible to have a go as the course is sporting but by no means over difficult. Most people with a reasonable standard of fitness should be able to complete the 5km course. In keeping with the festive time of year all competitors are invited to run in fancy dress.
For spectators, and there is usually a big turnout, the infamous Mullen Y Cloie water splash is the most popular spot. Every runner who takes an early bath in the freezing cold water is guaranteed a big cheer.
Start and finish is based at St Johns Football Club with registration from 12.45pm until 1.45pm. Race starts at 2.00pm.
All entry fees will be donated to local charities.
Minimum age is 12 years.
Safety gear is not compulsory for this race but the organisers recommend that all runners carry a waterproof top.