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Entries for New Festive Relay close on Saturday

One of the big Boxing Day sporting events is no more.

Organisers have dropped the Millennium Way Relay from it's slot in the festive calendar and replaced it with a shorter race at a single venue.

The Relay went from Sky Hill near Ramsey to Castletown via road and hilly footpaths.

Andy Fox says the event has had to be shortened more often in recent years due to the Mountain Road being closed for snow.

Other factors include health and safety issues.....and the large number of marshals required for such a long route:-

The new event will be run on a similar format at Ballanette Farm, Clay Head, Baldrine on Monday 27th December.

Entries close this Saturday - more details on the Manx Harriers website.

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