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.”
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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 (plus online booking fee) – Entry includes weekend membership to the Centre (terms and conditions apply)
Entries: Entries are now closed
Pre-Race Information: Click here for pre-race information. Race numbers to be collected on the day
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 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: Click here to book online. Entrants can receive a 20% discount on vehicle ferry travel on Red Funnel Ferries from 31st May to 7th June. . 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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org