Challenge Options

Chale in the south is the base-camp, and the Full Island Challenge at 106 km with 2,000 metres of climb – makes it a tough one! With a Full 2 Day ‘Daylight’ option, half Island, and quarter Island options – there’s an Isle of Wight Challenge for you!

Full 106 km Continuous

Chale to Chale

1-2 May 2021

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 at Northwood House in historic Cowes – a welcome stop where a hot meal & a massage  awaits. We take the foot ferry to East Cowes as we set out on the 2nd half 54 km – and head around to Ryde, Bembridge, and a rest stop at Culver Down 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

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Shuttle ferry port to start (Fri pm & Sat am) – £10 p/p
  • Weekend parking at Chale – £5
  • Drop off parking at Chale – FOC

After

  • Shuttle Chale to ferry port (Sat pm & Sun) – £10 p/p
  • Weekend parking at Chale – £5
  • Pick up parking at Chale – FOC

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

Full 2 Day Daylight 106 km

Chale > Cowes > Chale

1 & 2 May 2021

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!

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: Northwood House, 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: Northwood House, 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

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Shuttle ferry port to start (Fri pm & Sat am) – £10 p/p
  • Weekend parking at Chale – £5
  • Drop off parking at Chale – FOC

After

  • Shuttle Chale to ferry port (Sat pm & Sun) – £10 p/p
  • Weekend parking at Chale – £5
  • Pick up parking at Chale – FOC

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)

1st Half Challenge
52 km

Chale to Cowes

1 May 2021

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 Northwood House in 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: Northwood House, 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

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Shuttle ferry port to start (Fri pm & Sat am) – £10 p/p
  • Weekend parking at Chale – £5
  • Drop off parking at Chale – FOC

After

  • Ferry port – walking distance
  • Shuttle back to start Chale – £10 p/p
  • Pick up parking – FOC

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

2nd Half Challenge
54 km

Cowes to Chale

2 May 2021

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. 

54 km & 880 m

  • Start: Northwood House, 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 

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Ferry port walkable distance
  • Park & shuttle from Chale – £10 p/p
  • Drop off parking at Cowes – FOC
  • All day parking at Cowes – £5

After

  • Shuttle back to Cowes – £10 p/p
  • Pick up parking – FOC

25 km & 660 m

1st Quarter Challenge 25 km

Chale to the Needles

1 May 2021

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 1 May, 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

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Shuttle ferry port to start (Fri pm & Sat am) – £10 p/p
  • Weekend parking at Chale – £5
  • Drop off parking at Chale – FOC

After

  • Pick up parking – FOC
  • Shuttle to Cowes – £5 p/p
  • Shuttle to Chale – £5 p/p

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 

3rd Quarter Challenge 29 km

Cowes to Culver Down

2 May 2021

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. 

29 km & 400 m

  • Start: Northwood House, 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

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Drop off parking – FOC
  • Park at Cowes – £5 p/p

After

  • Pick up parking – FOC
  • Shuttle back to Cowes – £5 p/p

4th Quarter Challenge 25 km

Culver Down to Chale

2 May 2021

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 2 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

 

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Drop off parking – FOC
  • Park at Chale & shuttle to start – £10 p/p

After

  • Pick up parking – FOC
  • Shuttle to Cowes – £10 p/p

How about our
Quarter Weekender package?

If you fancy making a weekend of it - you can now sign up to either the 1st Quarter Challenge on Saturday, and either the 3rd or 4th Quarter on Sunday for a discount price & fundraising targets. See more of the island in daylight & either camp with us - or arrange your own accommodation. Sign up as a Half Challenge.

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