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   It's Your Challenge

      ... Your Way! 

As an Individual or Team

.. Full, Half, or Quarter 

    Walk, Jog, or Run

         2/3 MAY 2020

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Now a classic in the Ultra Series - with white cliffs, sandy beaches, stunning views and an undulating coastal path to really test you.

Whether you're a keen walker taking on your first endurance event, or even a seasoned marathon runner looking to step up the distance, you'll get the best support & hospitality through day & night all the way to the finish line at our Base Camp where a well earnt celebration awaits!

The Full Challenge starts at Chale, in the south, and at 106km and 2,000 metres climb - makes it a tough one! The 2 Day Full Challenge Option enables rest at half-way in Cowes, with the whole route in daylight.

The 1st Quarter Challenge heads along the south of the Island to the iconic Needles - ideal for novice challengers. If you push on for the 1st Half - it's an Ultra Marathon distance - all the way to historic Cowes. 

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Choose your Challenge

  Click below:

FULL CHALLENGE
      106km Chale to Chale
      Continuous with rest stops
      Sat 2 - Sun 3 May

Iow Challenge Options Full

Starting at Chale in the south at our basecamp - this is a tough circular route with 2,000m of climb across the full 106km. You'll be rewarded with stunning views, varied scenery, a halfway point up at historic Cowes with its famous harbour - and an incredible sense of achievement.

Distance & Elevation: 106km / 1960m

Start location: Chale, Isle of Wight  

Start times

  • 6.45am - 7am Runners
  • 7am -10am Walkers/Joggers

 

Finish location: Chale, Isle of Wight - showers & rest areas will be available

 

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 9 - 16 hrs
  • Joggers - 16 - 20 hrs
  • Walkers - 20 - 36 hrs (max time)

 

Food & Rest Stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with support - including toilets, medics, Massage, changing rooms, rest areas, hot & cold drinks, snacks and much more.

  • 25km - picnic sandwich lunch
  • 52km - 3 course hot meal
  • 82km - dinner / cooked breakfast
  • 106km - cooked breakfast / BBQ
  • Glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt!
  • Snacks & drinks every 10-15km

 

Camping options*

  • Fri & Sat night in Chale 
  • Pitch only - bring own tent 
  • Full camping - fully inclusive 

FULL DAYLIGHT CHALLENGE
      106km Chale to Chale
      2 days with camp option
      Sat 2 & Sun 3 May

Iow Challenge Options Full2

Starting in Chale, with this 106km 2 day Challenge, you'll see the whole of the Island during the day. You can camp or B&B at the half way point in Cowes to get some rest, and then do the second half with an early start on the Sunday,

 

Distance & Elevation: 

  • Day 1: 52km/ 1080m
  • Day 2: 54km/ 880m

Start location: Chale, Isle of Wight

 

Start times

  • Day 1: Sat 6.45 - 7am runners, 7-10am walkers 
  • Day 2: Sun 6 - 6.30am 

 

Finish location: Chale, Isle of Wight - showers & rest areas will be available

 

Finish times:

  • Runners - 4 - 8 hrs per day
  • Joggers - 7 - 10 hrs per day
  • Walkers - 10 - 17 hrs per day

 

Food & rest stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with support - toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks and much more. 

  • 25km - picnic baguette lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 52km - three course hot meal
  • 82km - brunch/ lunch
  • 106km - cooked breakfast/ BBQ
  • Glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt!
  • Snacks, water & drinks - every 10-15km

 

Camping options*: 

  • Friday night in Chale
  • Saturday night package in Cowes

1st HALF CHALLENGE
      52km Chale to Cowes
      Sat 2 May

Iow Challenge Options Half1

The 1st Half Isle of Wight Challenge is stunning! Starting from Chale, you will take on 52km along this scenic trail. Setting out across this area of natural beauty with great viewpoints of the Needles, you'll climb 1000m (and descents!), with stops along the way to keep you energised and going.

 

Distance & Elevation: 52km/ 1080m

 

Start location: Chale, Isle of Wight

 

Start times
06.45am  - 07:00am Runners
07.00am-10.00am Walkers 

 

Finish location: Northwood House, West Cowes

 

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 4 - 8 hrs
  • Joggers - 7 - 10 hrs
  • Walkers - 10 - 16 hrs

 

Food & rest stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks and much more. 

  • 25km - sandwich picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 52km - three course hot meal
  • Glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt!
  • Snacks, water & drinks - every 10-15km

Camping options*:

  • Fri & Sat night in Chale
  • Sat night in Cowes 

 

2nd HALF CHALLENGE
      54km Cowes to Chale
      Sun 3 May

Iow Challenge Options Half2

The route starts in Cowes - and it's clockwise towards Culver Down, and on to the fabulous viewpoint at Ventnor before the last kms to Chale in the south. Join up with a Full Island challenger for their 2nd half - or just head off early Sunday morning. 

 

Distance & Elevation: 54km/ 880m

 

Start location: West Cowes, Isle of Wight 

 

Start times

  • Sat - join a Full Challenger - from 5pm
  • Sun - 6 - 6.30am main start 

 

Finish location: Chale, Isle of Wight

 

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 4 - 8 hrs
  • Joggers - 7 - 10 hrs
  • Walkers - 10 - 16 hrs

 

Food & rest stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks and much more. 

  • 25km (signed as 80km) - hot lunch
  • 54km (signed as 106km) - BBQ
  • Snacks, water & drinks - every 10-15km

 

1st QUARTER CHALLENGE
      25km Chale to The Needles
      Sat 2 May

Iow Challenge Options Quarter

Our 1st Quarter Challenge gives you the best of the Island's scenery along it's stunnung southern coast and finishing near the iconic Needles.

 

Distance & Elevation: 25km/ 660m

 

 

Start location: Chale, Isle of Wight

 

Start times: 
06.45 - 7am Runners
7 - 10am Walkers

 

Finish location: Nodewell Farm, the Needles

 

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 2 - 3 hrs
  • Joggers - 3 - 5 hrs
  • Walkers - 4 - 7 hrs

 

Food & rest stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with toilets, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks and much more. 

  • 10km - snacks & drinks
  • 25km - picnic baguette lunch & fizzy drinks

 


4th QUARTER CHALLENGE
      25km Cuver Down to Chale
      Sun 3 May

Iow Challenge Options Quarter

A fabulous stretch of the Island's coastline on the Sunday morning - and a great 25km challenge with a finish at our basecamp in Chale.

 

Distance & Elevation: 25km/ 660m

 

 

Start location: Culver Down, Isle of Wight

 

Start times: 
09.00am Walkers

 

Finish location: Chale, Isle of Wight

 

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 2 - 3 hrs
  • Joggers - 3 - 5 hrs
  • Walkers - 4 - 7 hrs

 

Food & rest stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with toilets, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks and much more. 

  • 10km - snacks & drinks
  • 25km - finishers meal

 


Optional Extras...
     Baggage, Camping,
     & Transport
     ... Find out more >

BAGGAGE

All baggage services are paid for in cash on the morning of the challenge - you do not need to pre-book online.

 

Baggage transfers to your finish...

  • Full Challengers - £10
  • Half Challengers - £5
  • Quarter Challengers - £5

Baggage transfers to half way & finish...

  • Available to Full Challengers only
  • £15 for walkers & joggers
  • Included for runners (10L. max)

 

CAMPING

You must pre-book all camping packages online in advance using the form below.

Available at Chale (start/finish) Friday & Saturday night, & Cowes (half-way) Saturday night only.

 

Pitch Only Package:

  • Tent pitch only - bring your own tent
  • Bring any tent and we will have a space reserved for you
  • Showers will be available
  • 1x baggage transfer to finish or storage

Price - Single - £25 per night  //  Twin share - £40 per night

 

Full Camping Package:

  • x1 2-person tent & x1 roll mat per person - bring your sleeping bag!
  • x1 baggage transfer to finish or storage
  • Showers will be available

Price - Single - £55 per night  //  Twin share - £75 per night

 

 

TRANSPORT BEFORE YOUR CHALLENGE

 

 - Shuttle from ferry port (Cowes), to Chale start line 

For Full, 1st Half & 1st Quarter Challengers:

  • Friday 1st May - PM - £10 pp
  • Saturday 2nd May - AM - £10 pp
  • Departure times TBC

 

- 2nd Half Challengers

  • Sunday 3rd May
  • Transfer from Chale to start in Cowes
  • Departs 5am from Chale
  • £10 pp


- 4th Quarter Challengers:

  • Sunday 3rd May
  • Transfer from Chale to Culver Down start
  • Departs 7.30am from Chale
  • £10 pp

 


TRANSPORT AFTER YOUR CHALLENGE

1st Quarter Challengers

  • Shuttle from finish back to Chale
  • £5 pp

1st Half Challengers

  • Shuttle from finish in Cowes back to Chale 
  • £5 pp

Full, 2nd Half & 4th Quarter Challengers

  • Shuttle from finish in Chale to Cowes ferry port 
  • £5 pp

 

PARKING

  • Weekend parking pass - available at Chale (start/finish), Nodewell Farm (25km), Northwood House (54km) & Culver Down (82km)
  • £5 per car

 

 

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