Challenge Options

106 km & 2,000 metres of climb, the Full Challenge is a tough one! There’s a Full 2 Day ‘Daylight’ option, ‘half’ Island & ‘quarter’ Island options also – summer of 2022 there’s an Isle of Wight Challenge waiting for you!

Full 106 km Continuous

Chale to Chale

30 Apr -1 May 2022

Our Chale start looks over the dramatic coastline to the west, and the route follows the coast with ups & downs around past the ‘Needles’. Then it’s northwards to the halfway in historic Cowes – a welcome stop where a hot meal & a massage  awaits. We head around to Ryde, Bembridge, and another major rest stop at Culver Down for some hot food – before the final stretch back into Chale. An epic Challenge!

106 km & 1960 m

  • Start: Chale Recreation Ground, Chale 
  • Start times: 07:00 – 07:20 for runners, 07:20 – 09:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Chale Recreation Ground, Chale 
  • Finish times: Runners 9 – 16 hrs, joggers 16 – 20 hrs, walkers 20 – 36 hrs

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

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 52 km – hot meal
  • 82 km – brunch/ lunch
  • 106 km – cooked breakfast/ BBQ
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

There’s a full range of optional parking  & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to join and exit – and to provide flexible options for your planning. These include:

  • Parking at Chale, Nodwell Farm, IOW Showground (Cowes) & Culver Down
  • Shuttles from Red Funnel – West Cowes to the Start
  • Bus transfer from finish at Chale back to Red Funnel – West Cowes post challenge

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details

Chale – Friday 29 April

  • Camp with us before your challenge
  • Fully inclusive & pitch only options available
  • Pre registration on Friday evening & dinner
  • Breakfast, parking, baggage storage, hot showers & more
  • Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

 

4 available

Day 1 – 52 km & 1080 m

Day 2 – 54 km & 880 m

Day 1 – 1 May 2021

  • Start: Chale Recreation Ground, Chale
  • Start times: 07:00 – 07:20 for runners, 07:20 – 09:00 for joggers & walkers
  • Finish: Cowes (52 km)
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs
  • Overnight: camp with us (see Bookable Extras, or local B&B / hotel

Day 2 – 2 May 2021

  • Start: Cowes
  • Start times: 06:00 – 06:30 for all
  • Finish: Chale Recreation Ground, Chale (54 km)
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

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

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 52 km – hot meal
  • 82 km – brunch/ lunch
  • 106 km – cooked breakfast/ BBQ
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

There’s a full range of optional parking  & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to join and exit – and to provide flexible options for your planning. These include:

  • Parking at Chale, Nodwell Farm, IOW Showground (Cowes) & Culver Down
  • Shuttles from Red Funnel – West Cowes to the Start
  • Bus transfer from finish at Chale back to Red Funnel – West Cowes post challenge

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details

Chale – Friday 29 April

  • Camp with us before your challenge
  • Fully inclusive & pitch only options available
  • Pre registration on Friday evening & dinner
  • Breakfast, parking, baggage storage, hot showers & more

Cowes – Saturday 1 May

  • Camp overnight at our ‘Half Way’ basecamp
  • Hot showers, refreshments, rest areas & more
  • Fully inclusive & pitch only options available
  • Breakfast Sunday morning before setting off
  • Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

4 available (2 for each day)

Full 2 Day Daylight 106 km

Chale - Cowes - Chale

30 Apr & 1 May 2022

See the full 106 km route and all the Island’s spectacular scenery views in daylight! There’s a camping option at the Cowes halfway for rest recovery – or book a local B&B if that’s more your style, and with a camp option at Chale on Friday also you can turn your challenge into an adventure! On Sunday as the sun starts to rise we set out on the 2nd half – all the way  back to Chale,  where it all began!

1st Half Challenge 52 km

Chale to Cowes

30 Apr 2022

The first half of the Isle of Wight is stunning! Starting from Chale, you will take on 52 km along this scenic trail. Setting out across the areas of natural beauty with great viewpoints of the Needles, you’ll climb 1000 m (and descents!), with stops along the way to keep you energised and going! Your finish line is at the historic  Cowes, where a large celebration, sit down & hot meal awaits!

52 km & 1080 m 

  • Start: Chale Recreation Ground, Chale
  • Start times: 07:00 – 07:20 for runners, 08:00 – 09:00 for joggers & walkers
  • Finish: Cowes (52 km)
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

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

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 25 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 52 km – hot meal

There’s a full range of optional parking  & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to join and exit – and to provide flexible options for your planning. These include:

  • Parking at Chale, Nodwell Farm, IOW Showground  (Cowes) & Culver Down
  • Shuttles from IOW Showground (Cowes) to the Start (Chale)
  • Bus transfer from finish at IOW Showground (Cowes) back to Chale or Red Funnel – West Cowes post challenge

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details

Chale – Friday 29 April

  • Camp with us before your challenge
  • Fully inclusive & pitch only options available
  • Pre registration on Friday evening & dinner
  • Breakfast, parking, baggage storage, hot showers & more
  • Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

 

Cowes – Saturday 1 May

  • Camp overnight at our  basecamp
  • Hot showers, refreshments, rest areas & more
  • Fully inclusive & pitch only options available
  • Breakfast Sunday morning before setting off
  • Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

2 available

54 km & 880 m

  • Start: Cowes
  • Start times: Saturday 1 May 17:00 onwards (if joining a Full Challenger) or 06:00 – 06:30 Sunday 2 May
  • Finish: Chale Recreation Ground, Chale (54 km)
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

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

  • 25 km – hot lunch
  • 54 km – BBQ
  • Finish line – glass of fizz, medal & tshirt 

There’s a full range of optional parking  & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to join and exit – and to provide flexible options for your planning. These include:

  • Parking at Chale, Nodwell Farm, IOW Showground  (Cowes) & Culver Down
  • Bus transfer from finish at Chale to Red Funnel – West Cowes post challenge

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details

25 km & 660 m

2nd Half Challenge 54 km

Cowes to Chale

1 May 2022

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 from Saturday evening onwards – or just head off early Sunday morning with 000’s of others to tackle the East coastline of the Island.

1st Quarter Challenge 25 km

Chale to the Needles

30 Apr 2022

Our 1st Quarter 25 km Challenge gives you the best of the Island’s scenery along the dramatic southern coastline and finishes near the iconic Needles, for a BBQ lunch – and time spare for an evening celebration on the Island!

25 km & 660 m

  • Start: Chale Recreation Ground, Chale
  • Start times: Saturday 30 April, 07:00 for runners, 08:30 – 09:30 for joggers & walkers
  • Finish: Nodewell Farm, The Needles
  • Finish times: Runners 2-3 hrs, joggers 3-5 hrs & walkers 4-7 hrs

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

  • 10km – snacks & drinks
  • 25km – BBQ lunch & fizzy drinks

There’s a full range of optional parking  & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to join and exit – and to provide flexible options for your planning. These include:

  • Parking at Chale, Nodwell Farm, IOW Showground  (Cowes) & Culver Down
  • Shuttles from Nodewell Farm (The Needles) to the Start (Chale)
  • Bus transfer from finish at Nodewell Farm (The Needles) back to Chale or Red Funnel – West Cowes post challenge

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details

Chale – Friday 29 April

  • Camp with us before your challenge
  • Fully inclusive & pitch only options available
  • Pre registration on Friday evening & dinner
  • Breakfast, parking, baggage storage, hot showers & more
  • Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

29 km & 400 m

  • Start: Cowes
  • Start times: 06:00 – 06:30 
  • Finish: Culver Down
  • Finish times: Runners 2-3 hrs, joggers 3-5 hrs, walkers 4-7 hrs

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

  • 10km – snacks & drinks
  • 29km – finishers meal

There’s a full range of optional parking  & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to join and exit – and to provide flexible options for your planning. These include:

  • Parking at Chale, Nodwell Farm, IOW Showground  (Cowes) & Culver Down
  • Bus transfer from finish at Culver Down back to Chale or Red Funnel – West Cowes post challenge

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details

3rd Quarter Challenge 29 km

Cowes to Culver Down

1 May 2022

A fabulous stretch of the Island’s coastline setting out on the Sunday morning – through some of the island’s most scenic towns before finishing at Culver Down. 

4th Quarter Challenge 25 km

Culver Down to Chale

1 May 2022

A fabulous stretch of the Island’s coastline setting out on the Sunday morning – through Sandown, Shanklin, Ventnor before finishing 25 km later at our basecamp in Chale where a celebration, medal and hot meal awaits.

25 km & 480 m

  • Start: Culver Down
  • Start times: 10:00 Sunday 1 May for all
  • Finish: Chale Recreation Ground, Chale
  • Finish times: Runners 2-3 hrs, joggers 3-5 hrs, walkers 4-7 hrs

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

 

There’s a full range of optional parking  & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to join and exit – and to provide flexible options for your planning. These include:

  • Parking at Chale, Nodwell Farm, IOW Showground  (Cowes) & Culver Down
  • Shuttles from Chale to the start (Culver Down)
  • Bus transfer from finish at Chale back to Red Funnel – West Cowes post challenge

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details

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