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100km Isle of Wight Challenge announced

Fri 13 Dec 2013

100km Isle of Wight Challenge announced

Fitness fanatics will soon be booking up ferry travel for August next year, after a brand new 100km Isle of Wight Challenge was announced. 

Part of the Action Challenge endurance series, the foot race around the Isle of Wight coastal path will test participants to their limits over its 24-hour duration. 

Whether you run or walk the distance, you'll 'enjoy' some stunning scenery along the way, including the famous Needles rock formation, throughout this fully-supported event on the Bank Holiday weekend (August 23rd and 24th 2014). 

Back up includes the assistance of marshals, pace walkers, medics and masseurs, with free meals, drinks and snacks served en-route and covered rest stops and toilets every 13km. 

Participants can also prepare for the task ahead in the Pre-challenge Camp in West Cowes near the Southampton ferry terminus, where'll they'll get a chance to meet fellow competitors. 

As well as getting fit and gaining a great sense of achievement, those who take part can also reward themselves with the knowledge that they've raised lots of money for a charity of their choice - as well as a glass of champagne, a medal and a T-shirt at the finish line. 

If this sounds like the event for you, register before New Year's Day to get 15 per cent off the £85 fee. 

And don't fret if the full 106km length of the coastal route sounds like 50km too far - there's also a Half Island challenge taking place, which is 56km long and costs £60 to enter (or £51 with the 'Early Bird' discount). 

"The Isle of Wight Challenge has certainly caused a stir of excitement amongst charities and our past participants," William Irwin, spokesman for the event organisers, told the Island Echo. 

"These events really do seem to bring out the best  in people - pushing themselves to the max for a cause that's close to their heart. If you join us on the challenge in August, I can guarantee you won't regret it."ADNFCR-3083-ID-801672386-ADNFCR

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