Following on from the new sponsorship from Celton Manx, the Festival organising team is keen to encourage as many local athletes as possible to take part, in addition to the off-island runners. As a new innovation this year, we are introducing cash prizes for the leading local club teams over the weekend.
There will be awards of £100 for both the leading men’s and the leading women's teams. Teams must remain unchanged throughout the weekend to qualify. These prizes are in addition to the usual prize fund for the Festival of at least £4,000. We are hoping that all the Isle of Man clubs will take up the challenge and make this a competitive event with some friendly local rivalry to add a little spice to the weekend. If the leading athletes from each club take part, there should be some really great competition in both the men’s and women’s categories as well as plenty of pride at stake! Information on the Easter Festival is at www.easterfestival.info and we also have a Facebook group entitled Isle of Man Easter Festival of Running 2013 which is updated regularly.