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.  But don’t take our word for it.  Here’s what some of our previous runners had to say about it…. 

Needles half marathon is one of the toughest runs I have done… but it is always first to go on my calendar for the next season. It is small and friendly, combined with some stunning views and a cracking medal. I can’t recommend this one highly enough if you are thinking about it! – Elliot


Absolutely epic and stunning race, one of the best I’ve done! Brilliant facilities, excellent marshalls and fantastic support all the way round! – Nasseem


Fantastic route marshals were brilliant, as were all the other runners – loved coming ‘home’ to run such a great, well organised race – definitely be back next year! – Jane

Date: Sunday 11 June 2023

Closing date: 29th May 2023 or earlier if entry limit reached

Race Time: 12:00 Midday

Entry fee:  £25 (rising to £30 on 30 April)

Venue: The event will start and finish at the West Wight Sports & Community Centre

Minimum age: 17yrs

Prizes: Trophies, medals,

Race Route: Click Here. Please note route may be subject to change and will be confirmed on the day.


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2018 Results

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2018 Photos

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This spectacular race is sponsored by Love Running – The Isle of Wight’s only shop dedicated to running. Love Running is an independent, unique, specialist running shop owned by Husband and wife duo, Simon and Jo. With Simon’s diploma in Sports Physiology and Jo’s previous shoe and retail experience and them both running for over a decade, they can be sure to offer you fantastic advice around the best shoes to wear, gait analysis and various hints, tips and information as well as huge enthusiasm and support.

For more information about Love Running please check out their website here