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Isle of Wight Challenge

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Event summary

Walk, run, or jog around the Isle of Wight in this epic challenge. Perfect for all abilities, the route will carve its way around the Isle's spectacular coastal path with its sheer cliff faces and panoramic views. Come for the experience of a life time or for the stunning surroundings.

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True to their name, Action Challenge creates epic experiences which are hard to find elsewhere. Their events take place in some of the UK’s most stunning locations, such as the Peak District, Jurassic Coast, the South Downs and even Hadrian’s Wall. Beyond their events, Action Challenge are advocates of teamwork and the camaraderie which comes from undertaking an epic experience with others. Looking for a life-changing experience? You’re in the right place.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Fri May 01 2020

What's included:

  • Refreshment stations along the route
  • Well marked course
  • Medical aid
  • Massages
  • Pacers
  • Finisher's t-shirt
  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Post-walk glass of fizz
  • Pre-event training advice
  • Chip timed
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Route description
Route description

The route has 4 stages between 21-31 km, and a ‘Rest Stop’ at the end of each – with food & drink, medical teams and toilets. Between these, there are additional ‘Mid Point Stops’ with snacks, drinks, toilets, & medical support.

This challenge has something for everyone and those who wish to take part but not take on the full challenge can do half or quarter challenges; either on Sat 2nd May or Sun 3rd May.

The Half Challenge is either 52KM on the 2nd or 54KM on the 3rd.

The Quarter Challenge is 25KM in distance on both days.

If completing the whole challenge, you can choose from 3 waves:

WALK:

Full Island 106km – Sat to Sun:

A continuous walk around the Island. Saturday morning start, on through day & night for a Sunday finish. Most participants will be on this epic challenge.

  • Times: Chale start Sat 5 May, 7.00 – 10.00am
  • Route: Chale start /finish – clockwise around Island.
  • Target Time: 20 – 33 hours. 

JOG:

Full Island 106km – Sat to Sun:

A continuous jog around the Island. Saturday morning start, on through day & night for a Sunday finish. Most participants will be on this epic challenge.

  • Times: Chale start Sat 5 May, 7.00 – 10.00am
  • Route: Chale start /finish – clockwise around Island.
  • Target Time: 16 – 20 hours. 

RUN:

Full Island 106km – Sat to Sun:

A continuous run around the Island. Saturday start and finish.

  • Times: Chale start Sat 5 May, 7am
  • Route: Chale start /finish – clockwise around Island.
  • Target Time: 9 – 14 hours.
Logistics and schedule

**Schedule:

Sat 2nd

0645 - 0700:** Runners Start0700 - 1000: Joggers/Walkers1700: 2nd Half challenge join full challengers**Sun 3rd:

0600 - 0630:** Day two start**
0900: 4th Quarter challenge**

Spectators

Spectators are encouraged to come to the Isle of Wight and join in with the post-event celebrations.

How to get there

Chale St, Ventnor PO38, UK

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Address: Chale Recreation Ground, Military Road, Isle of Wight PO38 2JF

Car: Weekend parking passes are available for a £5 fee.

Ferry: Shuttle services are available to and from Cowes Ferry Port.

Camping: Optional camping can be included for an extra cost as detailed below:

Single inc. tent, breakfast, and baggage transfer - £55 pp.
Twin share inc. tent, breakfast, and baggage transfer - £75 per tent.

Single Pitch Only inc. breakfast, baggage transfer - £25 pp.
Twin Pitch Only inc. breakfast, baggage transfer - £40 per pitch.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Is there a certain level of fitness required?
With Full, Half, and Quarter Challenge options available this truly is an event catered to all abilities and you can walk, jog or run at your own pace.
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What kind of pre-event support is there?
All participants will be sent out videos on advice for training and be invited to online forums where you can interact with fellow challengers. There will also be a challenge APP to help you prepare.
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Do I need certain kit?
All kit requirements will be sent out in the build up to the event.
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Full Challenge Continuous
6:30am Sat 2nd May 2020
Full Challenge (2 Days)
6:30am Sat 2nd May 2020
1st Half Challenge 52km
6:30am Sat 2nd May 2020
2nd Half Challenge 54km
6:00am Sun 3rd May 2020
1st Quarter Challenge 25k
6:45am Sat 2nd May 2020
4th Quarter Challenge 25k
9:00am Sun 3rd May 2020
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