Isle of Wight What's On Guide: 2023 Events OnTheWight

Isle of Wight Festival of Running

Saturday 311.00amJune

Sport & Fitness

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Isle of Wight Festival of Running


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We are delighted to announce a brand new event for the Isle of Wight in 2017 – The Isle of Wight Festival of Running.

The event was born out of the successful of the Needles XC Half Marathon which we have staged for the last 4 years inconjunction with Love Running.

The Isle of Wight Festival of Running will be staged over the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of June and will include events for all ages and levels of ability including:

5k and 10k runs
Needles Junior Fun Runs
Needles XC Half Marathon
Needles XC Marathon
SpyVelo Long Weekend – a half iron man distance event
Classic film showing of Chariots of Fire Onsite camping

The Needles Half Marathon is considered one of the toughest races of its kind in the country, so anyone entering the full marathon distance can expect to be tested to their limits. The SpyVelo Long Weekend is perfect for triathletes and includes a 1.9km open water swim, 90km cycle sportive and the Needles XC Half Marathon.

If you are interested in taking part in the Festival, but never run before, why not consider doing our popular FREE Couch to 5k programme which is led by experienced marathon runner Julie Dixon.

Keep up with all the exciting news and announcements over the coming months by following the event on Facebook.

You can contact the events team at [email protected]