Challenge the Wight
Join Challenge & Adventure and GP Sport on Saturday 29th June 2019 Starting from 8pm – a unique trail marathon or long distance walk across the Isle of Wight at night.
Run or walk from The Needles to Yaverland Bay to raise funds for Challenge & Adventure and help disadvantaged young people on the Island.Participants will be issued with a map and a GPX file, and junctions on the course will be way marked. There will also be a number of manned checkpoints along the route, and full safety cover is provided.
Not ready for a full marathon distance? Why not tackle Challenge the Wight Half? Starting at The Needles and finishing at the Carisbrooke Castle midway point, or starting from Carisbrooke Castle you can join the challenge for the final 14 miles and finish alongside the marathon distance on Yaverland seafront for a bacon butty and a well-earned cup of tea. All participants will receive a medal upon completion plus a complimentary breakfast is provided at the Yaverland Bay finish.
A shuttle service will run from Yaverland to the start, meaning you can leave a car ready for when you finish. Passengers may catch a shuttle for just a £5 donation to Challenge & Adventure (payable on-board).
Challenge the Wight Junior is a family challenge which will start at The Needles and walk the first 4 miles to Freshwater Bay, with a free shuttle returning walkers to the start.
Register Here – https://www.gpsport.org/event/challenge-the-wight-2019/
We have the amazing support of WightSAR
Isle of Wight Search and Rescue (WightSAR) are delighted to have once again been invited to support Challenge the Wight 2019.
WightSAR are a team of extraordinary volunteers who make themselves available 24 hours a day , 365 days a year to support Hampshire Police Constabulary with life saving searches for vulnerable missing people across the Isle of Wight.
WightSAR receives no form of statutory funding and is reliant purely on public donations to remain operational 24/7.
The teams specialist search and rescue & radio communication skills make them ideal support partners for this event.
For further information on WightSAR including membership details and how you can support or donate to the charity please go to www.wightsar.org
WightSAR wish all Challenge the Wight participants good luck and a safe adventure.