Needles Half Marathon

Our Needles 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 2 June 2019

Registration Time: tbc

Race Time: 11:00

Early Bird Cost: £22 (until 31 March 2019)

Regular Cost: £24 (1st April 2019 – 31 May 2019)

On The Day Cost: No on the day entries

Discount: £2 off above entry prices for UKA Affiliated members

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

Minimum age: 17yrs

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

Prizes: Trophies, medals, age group and spot prizes

Race Route: Click HerePlease note route may be subject to change and will be confirmed on the day.



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2018 Results

Male / Female Results – Click here

Age Group Results – Click here

Overall Results – Click here


2018 Photos

Official Photographer Gallery – Click here