The Races


FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

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Saturday 2 June

5k and 10k runs – These routes are perfect anyone who has completed a Couch to 5K programme or wants to try a slightly longer distance. Starting out from the Sports Centre they will take you through the twists and turns of the footpaths running through the stunning Freshwater countryside.  They are open to ages 15yrs and over.

Sunday 3 June

Needles Junior Fun Run – From superheros to pirates and princesses every one is a winner, taking home a medal and certificate.

Needles XC Half Marathon – It is one of the toughest and most scenic half marathons in the country. The 13.1 mile course 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.

Needles XC Marathon – If you are a veteran of the Needles Half Marathon and want to try a new challenge, or if you are looking for a marathon that will push you to your limits, then you will want to enter the Needles XC Marathon. It’s been described as one of the toughest marathons in the UK!

Spyvelo Long Weekend

We have teamed up with SpyVelo and GP Sport to bring a half iron man distance event to the Isle of Wight. The event takes place over 3 days, Friday 1 June, Saturday 2 June and Sunday 3 June.  It includes a 1.9km open water swim in Colwell Bay, 90km cycle through the West Wight and the Needles XC Half Marathon.