Isle of Wight Festival of Running 2020Sunday 24 May to Sunday 31 May
Dramatic cliffs, beautiful coves, a stately home, a
The biggest draw of the weekend is the famously tough Needles Half, which follows a spectacular trail along the coast from Colwell Bay to Totland Bay, over the heathland of Headon Warren to The Needles. Runners then traverse rugged Tennyson Down to Tennyson Monument, before descending to Freshwater Bay and across Afton Marsh, to the finish.
Newest addition to the programme is the Duver Dash on Sunday 24 May, this day offers a 5km route for adults and a 1km route for children. The route includes the stunning views of Nodes Point, Seagrove Bay and Priory Bay Beaches
The Tapnell 10K takes runners on a circular route through fields, past Afton Down, where Jimi Hendrix played his last performance in England, to more than 600,000 people at the 1970 pop festival.
The Freshwater 5K passes another historic site, Alfred Lord Tennyson’s magnificent home, Farringford.
Younger members of the family can join the Junior Fun Run, around fields adjoining the West Wight Sports & Community Centre.
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Sunday 24 May 2020
Duver Dash – 5km run for the adults plus 1 & 2km junior fun runs. This race will start and finish on the Duver at St Helens and is a beautiful route.
Saturday 30 May 2020
Freshwater 5K – A cross country 5k circular route through the beautiful countryside of Freshwater.
Tapnell 10K – A cross country circular route to Tapnell Farm through some of the spectacular West Wight countryside.
Sunday 31 May 2020
Needles Half Marathon – It is one of the toughest and most scenic half marathons in the country. The
With a full range of accommodation options, you and your family can make the most of the weekend on the beautiful Isle of Wight. We offer on-site camping, with excellent facilities in our sports centre. Alternatively, we can recommend local establishments where you will receive a warm welcome.
For more information, visit our accommodation page.