Support Us : Isle of Wight Challenge

Great challenges need great settings – and there’s none better than the Island’s stunning coastal path. Past the famous Needles, Cowes at half way, on and right around the Island for a full 106km – with spectacular coastlines, dramatic white cliffs, sandy beaches and many ups & downs enroute.

Most of the 2,000 challengers will walk at a pace that suits them, some will jog parts, and quite a few will run the whole course ultra marathon style. All will have special reasons for taking it on – all will experience a test of determination and stamina – with full support all the way to the finish line. It’s tough, but achievable, and highly rewarding. So why not start a journey – get fitter, push yourself – join us for a real challenge and an unforgettable Bank Holiday weekend!

The main start is in Chale – so the dramatic southern coastline is experienced in daylight – there’s half & quarter distance options also – with a challenge base camp for those who are up for camping before they set off. You can join as an Individual or as a Team – and with some training and determination, anyone can take on the Isle of Wight. Push yourself in 2018 – and take on a real challenge for the Down’s Syndrome Association.


  • Full Challenge (106km)
  • Half Challenge options
  • Quarter distance option
  • 2 Day Option – 1/2 Sat & 1/2 Sun
  • Camping Options available
  • Covered Rest Stops
  • FREE meals + snacks & drinks
  • Fully signed route
  • Pace walkers, medics, massage
  • Medal, T shirt, glass of bubbly!

For more information visit the Action Challenge website or download the brochure.

Date: 5 – 6 May 2018
Distances & Routes:

Full 106 km Challenge – starting in Chale and moving clockwise around the island.  Continuous from Saturday – Sunday.

2 Day Full 106km Challenge – Saturday, Chale to Cowes 53km & Sunday, Cowes – Chale 53km.

1st Half 53 km Challenge – Saturday from Chale to Cowes.

2nd Half 50 km Challenge – Sunday from Cowes to Chale.

1st Quarter 25km Challenge – Saturday from Chale to the Needles.

4th Quarter 25km Challenge – Sunday from Culver Down to Chale.


Full challenge – £80

Half challenge – £60

Quarter challenge – £40

Minimum Sponsorship:

Full challenge – £425

Half challenge – £275

Quarter challenge – £170

50% of fundraising is due 6 weeks before the Challenge. The remaining 50% is due 4 weeks after the Challenge


If you are taking part in fundraising events – running, cycling or trekking, buy your socks from and get a 10% discount.

Use code DSACHARITY10, 10% of order placed will be donated to DSA.



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