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Athletics: Soaring demand for 2024 End-to-End Walk

Nearly 300 took part in last year's grueling race

The 2024 edition of a grueling walking challenge on Island later this year is already seeing soaring demand from people to take part.

Organisers of the MFX End-to-End Walk - taking place on Sunday, 15 September - say entry levels are already three times higher than the number reached at this stage last year.

The race sees athletes navigate a 39.22-mile route starting up north at the Point of Ayre and finishing at The Sound at the southern tip of the island.

Race Secretary Tony Mackintosh says if they can exceed last year's turnout of nearly 300 competitors it would be considered 'a great target to reach'.

Race co-ordinators, the Isle of Man Veteran Athletes' Club (IOMVAC) are particularly keen to attract younger walkers for the Under-20's race which covers a slightly shorter 22.16-mile course which also starts at the Point of Ayre but finishes in Peel.

The races are broken down into four age groups from Under-20's up to Over-70's and is open to individuals as well as men's, ladies or mixed teams up to three.

The closing date for entries is on Sunday, 1 September - sign-on, entry fee details and more are available HERE.

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