Isle of Wight Festival of Running 2021Sunday 30 May to Sunday 6 June
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The IWFOR is back in 2021 after the disappointment of 2020. We’ve scaled things back for 21 but the programme includes the iconic Needles Half Marathon, a childrens fun run, the Freshwater 5K and the two East Wight events – the 5k Duver Dash and the Junior Duver Dash.
The Needles Half 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 30 May, this day offers a 5km route for adults and a 1km route for children. The Duver Dash is a scenic race which starts and finishes on the Duver at St Helens. The 5km course takes in spectacular coastal views and finishes along the Causeway path between the lagoons in the Harbour itself. The 1km Junior route is on the Duver with, (and there is) a 2nd lap option.
The Freshwater 5K passes the historic site of 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.