The Needles XC Marathon is a brand new event 2017. Not for the faint hearted, it is one of the toughest XC marathons you will face anywhere in the country. If you want to test yourself to the limit, then this is the race for you! The first half takes in the route of the Needles XC Half Marathon. It then breaks away at the picturesque Freshwater Bay, and takes you through the ups and downs of the famous Tennyson Trail.
Date: Sunday 4th June 2017
Venue: The event will start and finish at the West Wight Sports and Community Centre
Cost: UKA Affiliated £29 / Non UKA £31 (plus online booking fee) – Entry includes weekend swim membership to the Centre, onsite camping, and a ticket to classic film showing (terms and conditions apply)
Entries: Entries are now closed
Pre Race Info: Click here to download pre race information
Minimum age: 16yrs
Facilities: Showers, changing rooms, secure room, toilets and cafe.
Prizes: Trophies, medals, age group and spot prizes
Race Route: Click here for a map of the Needles XC Marathon route (this may be subject to change and will be confirmed in runners info pack)
Ferry Discount WIGHTLINK: Entrants can receive a 20% discount on ferry travel on Wightlink Ferries from 1st to 4th June. Click here to book online. Entrants will be required to show their online booking confirmation at the ferry port.
Ferry Discount RED FUNNEL: Entrants can receive a 20% discount on vehicle ferry travel on Red Funnel Ferries from 31st May to 7th June. Click here to book online. Entrants will be required to show their online booking confirmation at the ferry port.
Southern Vectis Discount: Entrants can receive free travel on Southern Vectis bus routes on the day of the race. You will need to present your entry email confirmation to the driver to receive free travel. Details of the Southern Vectis timetable can be found here.
Terms and Conditions
Entrants must collect their wrist bands when they arrive on site. The wristband entitles the bearer only to:
Free swimming available when pool is open. Timetables are available from reception or on the website. Regular swimming charges apply to any other members of your group.
1 free pitch on the onsite campsite. Must be booked in advance. Click here to book.
Free showers. £1 charge for other members of your group.
Free entry to classic film showing. Must be booked in advance. £4 ticket price applies to other members of your group. To book you tickets email email@example.com