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26-MILE CHALLENGE THE WIGHT RETURNS FOR 2019


Join Challenge & Adventure and GP Sport on Saturday 29th June 2019 for a unique trail marathon or long distance walk across the Isle of Wight – at night.

Islanders and those from further afield are being encouraged to run or walk from The Needles to Yaverland Bay to raise funds for Challenge & Adventure, helping disadvantaged young people on the Island.

Participants will be issued with a map and a GPX file and junctions on the course will be waymarked. There will also be a number of manned checkpoints along the route and full safety cover is provided.

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Not ready for a full marathon distance? Why not tackle ‘Challenge the Wight Half’? Starting at The Needles and finishing at the Carisbrooke Castle midway point, or starting from Carisbrooke Castle you can join the challenge for the final 14 miles and finish alongside the marathon distance on Yaverland seafront for a bacon butty and a well-earned cup of tea.

All participants will receive a medal upon completion plus a complimentary breakfast is provided at the Yaverland Bay finish. All walks begin at 20:00.

A shuttle service will run from Yaverland to the start, meaning you can leave a car ready for when you finish. Passengers may catch a shuttle for just a £5 donation to Challenge & Adventure (payable on-board).

‘Challenge the Wight Junior’ is a family challenge which will start at The Needles and walk the first 4 miles to Freshwater Bay, with a free shuttle returning walkers to the start.

For more information and to register visit https://www.gpsport.org/event/challenge-the-wight-2019/.

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