Isle of Wight Festival of Running

The Isle of Wight Festival of Running is an event the whole family can enjoy!
There are fun runs for the youngsters. Picturesque races for fans of the Couch to 5k and 5k to 10k programmes.  Experienced runners looking for a course that challenges them to their limits, will not want to miss out on the stunning cross country routes of the Needles half and full marathons.  There is even an exhilarating half iron-man distance event for triathletes.
The RacesThe Event Village

Thank you to our sponsors

With 8 events being staged over 3 days, the Isle of Wight Festival of Running is a huge undertaking and only made possible thanks to our partner organisations. Love Running have co-hosted the Needles Half Marathon since WWSCC took over the running of the event in...

IW Festival of Running will return in 2018

We are delighted to announce that the Isle of Wight Festival of Running will return in 2018! Over 700 runners took part in the inaugural event this year which included 7 races ranging from a Junior Fun Run to a half Ironman distance event. It will be staged over the...

IW Festival of Running – 2017 Results

Phew – what a weekend! But what a success! It’s been hard work to organise and take responsibility for 7 races, a campsite, event village (and of course a sports centre) this weekend but what a weekend it’s been. Huge thanks to the enormous team of volunteers who have...


Click on the indiviudal event name to find out more information. All races will be chip timed (except Junior Fun Run)

Saturday 2 June 2018

Farringford 5K – A cross country 5k passing Farringford House, where poet Alfred Lord Tennyson lived.

Tapnell 10K – A cross country circular route to Tapnell Farm through some of the spectacular West Wight countryside.

Sunday 3 June 2018

Junior Fun Run – From superheros to pirates and princesses every one is a winner, taking home a medal and certificate.

Needles XC Half Marathon – It is one of the toughest and most scenic half marathons in the country. The 13.1 mile course 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.

Needles XC Marathon – If you are a veteran of the Needles Half Marathon and want to try a new challenge, or if you are looking for a marathon that will push you to your limits, then you will want to enter the Needles XC Marathon. It’s been described as one of the toughest marathons in the UK!

Friday 1 June 2018 to Sunday 3 June 2018

SpyVelo Long Weekend

We have teamed up with SpyVelo and GP Sport to bring a half iron man distance event to the Isle of Wight. The event will take place over 3 days – Friday 1 June, Saturday 2 June and Sunday 3 June.  It includes a 1.9km open water swim in Colwell Bay, 90km cycle through the West Wight and the Needles XC Half Marathon.


Why not make the most of the weekend and enjoy the beautiful Isle of Wight with your family by staying at our on-site campsite, which gives you full access to the Sports Centre facilities. Or if you prefer your home comforts, we have arranged Isle of Wight Festival of Running discounted rates with local accommodation providers. Click here to find out more.