Isle of Wight Festival of Running 2020 - CANCELLED

We have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s IOW Festival of Running. This was not an easy decision to make and many discussions were held around various other options such as postponing but with the current situation we are all facing we feel our best option is to cancel for this year and come back bigger and better next year!

Full Programme

The Isle of Wight Festival of Running introduces 8 days of races and running based activities which runners and their families can enjoy together.

In the week leading up to the Isle of Wight Festival of Running we will be holding a series of events all focused on running.  Come along,  join in, have fun and make some new running friends!

All paid races will be chip timed (except the Duver Dash and the Junior Fun Run). We are proudly inclusive of all members of the LGBT+ community and we welcome entrants as female, male or non-binary.

Sunday 30 May 2021

Duver Dash

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.

  • Time: 1030
  • Cost: £10 for 5k and £4 for Junior 
  • Location: Duver, St Helens

Saturday 5 June 2021

Freshwater 5k

The Freshwater 5k is perfect for anyone who has completed a Couch to 5K programme. Starting out from the Sports Centre the 5k route passes through the beautiful countryside of Freshwater with views across the rest of the West Wight. The race will also take you through the twists and turns of footpaths running through the stunning Freshwater countryside, finishing back at the Sports Centre. For more details CLICK HERE.

  • Time: 1300
  • Cost: £10.00
  • Location: West Wight Sports & Community Centre

 

Tapnell 10K

The Tapnell 10k is perfect for anyone who is experienced at park runs and wants to try a slightly longer distance. Starting out from the Sports Centre the race is a cross country route through some of the spectacular West Wight countryside, finishing back at the Sports Centre. The race is named after Tapnell Farm where the race runs in a loop to and from, to learn more about Tapnell Farm please click here. For more race information CLICK HERE

  • Time: 1500
  • Cost: £16.00
  • Location: West Wight Sports & Community Centre

Sunday 6 June 2021

Junior Fun Run

For more information about our Junior Fun Run CLICK HERE

  • Time: 1000
  • Cost: FREE
  • Location: West Wight Sports & Community Centre

Needles Half Marathon

Our Needles Half Marathon is one of the toughest and most scenic half marathons 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. For more information CLICK HERE

  • Time: 1100
  • Cost: £24.00
  • Location: West Wight Sports & Community Centre