Challenge the Wight 2021

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Challenge the Wight 2021


Join GP Sport on Saturday 26th June 2021 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 Aspire Ryde.  Aspire Ryde is a community hub, providing services throughout the week in a redundant church building which now buzzes with activity.

Participants will be issued with a map and a GPX file, and to help with navigation, junctions on the course will be way marked with directional arrows.  There will also be a number of manned checkpoints along the route with snacks and water, 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 Aspire (payable on-board).  Please note there is no return shuttle after the finish.

Add your limited edition 2021 event technical t-shirt for just £12.50.  This year they are lime 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 26 2021


Start: 26th June 2021 @ 8:00 pm
End: 27th June 2021 @ 9:00 am
Cost: £20.00 – £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: 07726906867

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