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Road race kick starts Easter Festival of Running

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Three events over as many days

Hundreds will embark on a 10km road race later as the Easter Festival of Running gets underway.

Tonight's event takes competitors on a scenic route in the south of the Island.

Runners will start at 6.45pm on Port Erin promenade, with a road closure in place from 4pm until no later than 9pm this evening.

On Saturday, the athletes head to Peel for a hill race, with the men starting at 2.15pm and the women away 50 minutes later.

The final event of the festival is in the capital, with a 5km race along Douglas promenade.

Organiser David Griffiths believes the race course this evening for the 10km event may catch a few of the participants off guard:

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