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Our Needles XC Half Marathon is one of the toughest and most scenic half marathon’s 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.”

If you are on Facebook you can can keep up with all the latest chat, news and images from the Needles XC Half Marathon page here.


Results: Click here for 2016 Race results 

Date: Sunday 4th June 2017

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

Cost: UKA Affiliated £19 / Non UKA £21 – Entry includes weekend membership to the Centre (terms and conditions apply)

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 route (this may be subject to change and will be confirmed in runners info pack)

Email: events@westwight.org.uk


Raise funds for the West Wight Sports and Community Centre Trust

The West Wight Sports and Community Centre is at the heart of the community, providing fitness, health and wellbeing activities and services to the local community.  As a charity it relies on grants and fundraising to remain open.  If you would like to use the Needles Half Marathon as an opportunity to raise funds for the Centre you can download a sponsorship form here, or set up an online fundraising page at www.everyclick.com.


Terms and Conditions

Entrants must collect their wrist bands when they arrive on site.  The wristband will entitle 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 campite. Must be booked in advance

Free showers. £1 charge for other members of your group.

Free entry to classic film showing. Must be booked in advance. Ticket price applies to other members of your group