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Challenge the Wight

Saturday 20 8.00pmJune

Sport & Fitness

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Challenge the Wight


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Join GP Sport on Saturday 20th June 2020 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 WightAID – helping the island community get the funding they deserve! WightAID supports charitable projects on the Isle of Wight. Any project that benefits Island people or the places we cherish is welcome to apply for one of our grants.

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 WightAID (payable on-board). Please note there is no return shuttle after the finish.

Add your limited edition 2020 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.