Sporting Events

Isle of Man Parish Walk 18th & 19th June 2022

170 years ago John Cannell of Douglas set off on horseback to complete his mission of touching the doors of all seventeen Parish churches on the Isle of Man. It is believed to have taken him (or rather his horse because he just sat and steered!) 15 hours to complete that very first Parish walk, and he did it in the opposite direction to the route walked today.

All these years later the tradition continues and whether you are an experienced Parish walker, or this is your very first time, why not sign up to walk for Hospice in 2022?  We have a main #teamhospice which is for everyone, whether you are going for the full route or a section, and for 2022 we have our #15in15 team who will be walking 15 miles to raise funds specifically for Rebecca House Children’s Hospice 15th anniversary year. Whichever team you join you can be assured of a warm welcome, camaraderie, and a welcome pack which will include a hi-vis vest (required to be worn if taking part).

Register until 31st March for the early bird rate of £40 at and nominate Hospice Isle of Man as your chosen charity today. Every penny raised stays right here on the Isle of Man and allows Hospice IOM to always be here when people need us.

 London Marathon Sunday 2nd October 2022

Great news – we have managed to secure a couple more places at this iconic running event. If it has always been an ambition to tick this Marathon off your list then 2022 could be the year you do it! Get in touch quickly as these places will not hand around. Email for details.

Dublin Marathon Sunday 30th October 2022

Sometimes referred to as the 'Friendly Marathon' thanks to the warm, friendly supportive nature of the crowds. Up to 20,000 runners are expected to participate in 2022. The route is a single relatively flat loop, starting and finishing in the city centre near Trinity College and takes runners through and past many of Dublin's historic Georgian streets, including Trinity College, Herbert Park, St Stephens Green and Phoenix Park. The finish line is at Merrion Square North and weather locally at that time of year is almost perfect for running - around 12-14 degrees C with a light wind. The combination of fab crowd support, a super flat course and perfect prevailing weather conditions just invites a personal best, so why not enquire about one of Hospice Isle of Man’s places and let your efforts help ensure our nurses can be there for our community? It would be a real win/win!  Please email for more details.

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