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Challenge the Wight

Challenge the Wight - Saturday 3 May 2014

Challenge the Wight is an event organised by Island young people’s charity Challenge & Adventure which is based in Parkhurst Forest as part of the Walking Festival.

Date is Saturday 3rd May and is a strenuous 26 miles across the Island from Bembridge to the Needles Park, this will be walked through the night starting at 11pm finishing at the Needles Park between 7am – 10am on the Sunday, so this is not for the faint hearted.

The event is fully marshalled with front and back walking marshals and static marshalling points across the route and off road vehicles covering inaccessible points with first aid cover.

Entry fee is £25 Adult and £15 for children we recommend the child be over 10 years and must be accompanied with an adult.

Each walkers is given a t-shirt, carrying bag, head torch free of charge all walkers will receive a medal on completion kindly sponsored by Isle of Wight County Press.

At the finish the Needles Park with the support of WA Foods and Gibson’s each walker will be greeted by the Isle of Wight Radio breakfast show a bacon bap and a warm drink.

Anyone interested in registering can go to our website ring 01983 527026 or email  

Sponsor form will be provided for those wishing to raise aditional sponsorship for Challenge & Adventure, which would be very much appreciated

About challenge & Adventure ……..Challenging young people
We work with disadvantaged and challenging young people on the Isle of Wight, using adventurous outdoor activities and tailored support to build their confidence, raise their self-esteem and help them to re-engage at school, at home and in the community.
We work with a range of young people including those with behavioural issues, those at risk of being excluded and those, those at risk of being excluded, those with physical and mental disabilities, the socially excluded and those from areas of disadvantage.
We rely on grants, donations and the generosity of volunteers to make sure the work can continue.
We would like to thank Isle of Wight County Press, Isle of Wight Radio, Red Funnel, HSS Hire, Needles Park, the landowners and National Trust for their support without them this walk would never happen.

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