Needles Half Marathon


Sunday 8th June 2025

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

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