Challenge the Wight 2019

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Join Challenge & Adventure and GP Sport on Saturday 29th June 2019 for a unique trail marathon or long distance walk across the Isle of Wight at night.

Run or walk from The Needles to Yaverland Bay to raise funds for Challenge & Adventure and help disadvantaged young people on the Island.

Participants will be issued with a map and a GPX file, and junctions on the course will be way marked.  There will also be a number of manned checkpoints along the route, and full safety cover is provided.

Not ready for a full marathon distance? Why not tackle Challenge the Wight Half? Starting at The Needles and finishing at the Carisbrooke Castle midway point, or starting from Carisbrooke Castle you can join the challenge for the final 14 miles and finish alongside the marathon distance on Yaverland seafront for a bacon butty and a well earned cup of tea.

All participants will receive a medal upon completion plus a complementary breakfast is provided at the Yaverland Bay finish.

A shuttle service will run from Yaverland to the start, meaning you can leave a car ready for when you finish.  Passengers may catch a shuttle for just a £5 donation to Challenge & Adventure (payable on-board).

Challenge the Wight Junior is a family challenge which will start at The Needles and walk the first 4 miles to Freshwater Bay, with a free shuttle returning walkers to the start.

Add your limited edition 2019 event technical t-shirt for just £12.50.  This year they are super-bright electric green, made from a lightweight Neoteric textured fabric with inherent wickability and quick drying properties, and the material also offers UPF 30+ UV sun protection, while the bright colour assists visibility when out walking or running.

June 29 2019


Start: June 29 @ 8:00 pm
End: June 30 @ 9:00 am
Cost: £4 - £37.50
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The Needles

Alum Bay New Road
Alum Bay, Isle of Wight PO39 0JD United Kingdom

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  • 1900 - Sign-on opens (The Needles)
  • 2000 - CtW Walk Start (The Needles)
  • 2100 - CtW Run Start (The Needles)
  • 2300 - CtW Half Start (Carisbrooke Castle)
  • 0200 Onwards - Breakfast BBQ (Yaverland Beach)


GP Sport
Phone: 07733 363035


Junior Distance + Event T-Shirt£16.50Entry into the junior distance, plus an event t-shirt.

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Junior Distance£4.00Entry into the junior distance.

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Half Distance + Event T-Shirt£32.50Entry into the half distance, plus an event T-Shirt

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Half Distance£20.00Entry into the half distance.

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Full Distance + Event T-Shirt£37.50Entry into the full distance, plus an event T-Shirt

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Full Distance£25.00Entry into the full distance.

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