1st Half
Sun 5 May 2024 Ventnor, Isle of Wight, UK

Isle of Wight Challenge | 1st Half

The first half of the Isle of Wight circuit explore 52km of scenic coastal trails, enjoy spectacular coastal views along the undulating route with plenty of rest stops to keep you well fuelled.

Get charity place
  • Sun 5 May 2024
Chale Parish Recreation Ground, Ventnor > Cowes, Cowes

1st Half

07:00

£129

Age 16 & over

  • 54 km trail running + 1100 m ascent

Overview

If you're keen to take on a proper challenge, shape up, re-energise and support an important cause, this ultra will help you go further than ever before - whether you walk, jog or run your way to the finish line.

You'll be supported all the way from the moment you sign up with an event app, online guides, forums and training walks. On the challenge there are safe venues, camping options, fully signed routes, chip timing, marquee rest stops, fantastic food and drink and expert safety, medical and welfare teams to get you over the finish line where you'll receive a huge cheer, medal, glass of fizz, t-shirt, massage, BBQ and more!

Highlights

  • Walk, jog or run an ultra

    Support and hospitality all the way over the finish line.

  • Explore the picturesque coastline

    Enjoy the breathtaking coastal scenery every step of the way.

  • Full distance, half or shorter

    It's up to you! Options to suit a range of abilities and goals.

This event is part of Isle of Wight Challenge.

Event video

  • Event village
  • Families
  • Newcomers
  • Teams

Solo or with others

Taking on an ultra trek or run is a serious challenge and tough for most people, but also achievable with the right training plan which you'll get access to when you sign up. This challenge is fully supported meaning it's the perfect way to have-a-go at a longer distance.

Charity challenge

Fundraising for a cause close to your heart is part of the challenge and you'll receive a wealth of support, advice and tips from your chosen charity to make sure you smash your fundraising target.

  • Bag storage
  • Bag transfer
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • Changing facilities
  • Coast
  • Entertainment
  • Free parking
  • Rural
  • Showers
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Chale Parish Recreation Ground
Military Road
Chale
Ventnor
Isle of Wight
PO38 2JF
UK

  • Check points
  • Distance markers
  • First aid
  • Food stations
  • Hilly
  • Marshals
  • Mass start
  • Point to point
  • Toilets
  • Water stations
  • Way markers

The first half of the Isle of Wight is stunning! Starting from Chale, you will take on 54km along this scenic trail. Setting out across the areas 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! Your finish line is at the historic Cowes, where a large celebration, sit down and hot meal awaits!

  • Chip timing
  • Event app
  • Goody bag
  • GPS tracking
  • Map
  • Massage
  • Medal
  • Pre-event training sessions
  • Training plan
  • T-shirt

With weekend camping options at basecamp, a bar, BBQ, music and entertainment – there’s going to be a summer festival feel on this challenge!

Included before

  • Dedicated challenge app to help you prepare
  • Challenge manual and event guides
  • Training walks and runs
  • Kit and equipment lists – discounts and advice
  • Preparation videos and pre-event briefing
  • Online forums – meet fellow challengers

Included on the challenge

  • Rest stops every ~12.5km – covered with seating, toilets & rest areas
  • Free food and drinks – catering to all dietary requirements
  • First aid support – at stops and en route
  • Fully signed route and online maps
  • Chip-timing – keeping track of you
  • Trek Masters – to help guide you
  • Baggage transfer service
  • Emergency support and route pick-ups
  • Shuttles for retirees to take you forward
  • Bookable transfers before and after your challenge
  • Medal, t-shirt and glass of fizz at the finish

Fundraising

  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising support

Charity places

These charities have places in the event. To secure your place, select a charity, complete the form and follow the instructions.

Children

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

Helping the hospital offer a better future to seriously ill children across the UK.

  • Technical t-shirt
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials

Sign up
£15

Fundraise
£395

Children

Dreams Come True

Making dreams come true to bring joy to seriously ill children.

  • T-shirt
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up
£30

Fundraise
£395

Children

Make-A-Wish UK

Creating life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

  • T-shirt
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Training guide
  • Dedicated contact
  • Certificate
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

Sign up
£22.50

Fundraise
£360

Mental health

SANE

Supporting those affected by mental illness to change mental health for good.

  • Technical t-shirt
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up
£30

Fundraise
£360

Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support

No one should have to face cancer alone.

  • Technical t-shirt
  • Personalised running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Training plan
  • Training guide
  • Exclusive social group

Sign up
£15

Fundraise
£395

Health and Medical

Stroke Association

Rebuilding lives after stroke.

  • Technical t-shirt
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials

Sign up
£22.50

Fundraise
£395

Cancer

Prostate Cancer UK

Funding research to stop prostate cancer killing men.

  • Technical t-shirt
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials

Sign up
£15

Fundraise
£395

Health and Medical

Parkinson's UK

Find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinsonโ€™s.

  • Technical t-shirt
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up
£15

Fundraise
£395

  • Age 16 & over
  • Entries open
  • Charity entries open
  • Charity places
  • Enter online
  • Event merch available
  • Series discount

16 and 17 year olds need to be accompanied by an adult.

Entry fees

Self-fund amount

£129.00