Race The Sun team challenge

Race The Sun event on this Saturday

Race The Sun event on this Saturday

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The Children’s Centre’s Race The Sun takes place this Saturday (May 17) with a record entry of 29 teams.

Race The Sun, sponsored by Mann Made Group, is a relay race with teams running a lap of the Raad ny Foillan 98 mile coastal footpath between sunrise and sunset.

The event will start and finish on Peel promenade.Teams start at 5.08am with the aim of completing the relay before sun set at 9.22pm.

Although the majority of the race is on the coastal footpath there are sections where competitors will be on, or crossing, the road. Drivers are asked to take care in the following areas: 5.30-7am: coast road between Glen Maye and the turn off to Niarbyl Café; 9.30am-1pm: Old Castletown Road between Crogga and its junction with the Port Soderick Road; 10.45am-2.30 pm, Douglas to Laxey Main Road from Baldrine to its junction with Laxey Hill; 11am-3pm, Ballaragh Road.

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