Needles XC Half Marathon

Race organised within UKA rules and covered by permit – 1806

Our Needles XC Half Marathon is one of the toughest and most scenic half marathons in the country.  The 13.1 mile route will take you over downs and heathland, past historic monuments and of course you’ll glimpse the most iconic landmark on the Isle of Wight – The Needles.  But don’t take our word for it.  Here’s what some of our previous runners had to say about it….

“It was the best running event ever – such a great route…..i’m already looking forward to next year!”

My favourite race, love it”

“A totally amazing route”

“Last weekend I ran the Needles XC half marathon. It was a fantastically well organised event with a difficult course to marshal with all the twists and turns of the multitude of footpaths. Congratulations from a visitor from South Africa.”


Date: Sunday 3 June 2018

Registration Time: 09:00 – 10:45

Race Time: 11:00

Venue: The event will start and finish at the West Wight Sports and Community Centre

Cost: UKA Affiliated £22.00 & Non UKA £24.00

Entries: “>Click here (no on the day entries)

Minimum age: 17yrs

Facilities: Showers, changing rooms, secure room, toilets and cafe.

Prizes: Trophies, medals, age group and spot prizes

Race Route: Click here for course map (this may be subject to change and will be confirmed in runners info pack)


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Age Group Results – Click here

Overall Results – Click here


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