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IOW Ultra Challenge

The annual Isle of Wight Ultra Challenge is a 106 km around the Island challenge which participants can run, jog or walk – and do it for a charity of their choice or just for themselves! With three quarter, half, quarter & a 10-mile option – there’s an amazing Isle of Wight Challenge for everyone in 2024! 

Save on vehicle ferry and foot passenger travel to the Isle of Wight Challenge 2024:
15% off vehicle ferry travel between 3rd and 6th May 2024
£21.00 Red Jet period return valid 3rd to 6th May 2024.

walkers celebrating with countryside and coastline in the background
walkers hiking

What's On

Great challenges need great settings – and few are better than the Isle of Wight's coastal path. 

2,000 or so adventurers will take on the Isle of Wight Ultra Challenge in May over the public holiday weekend – with all out to push themselves further. The challenge starts in the south at Chale Parish Recreation Ground and runs along the spectacular southern cliffs, past the iconic Needles, and up to Cowes at halfway. For Full Island challengers it’s through the resorts of Sandown & Shanklin, on to historic Ventnor, and back to our welcome base camp in Chale after an epic 106km journey. 

There’s full support & hospitality all the way, with marquee rest stops, plenty of food & drink, medics, massage, camping options and shuttle busses. With three quarter, half, quarter & a 10-mile option – there’s an amazing Isle of Wight Challenge for everyone in 2024! 

Getting There

By car - Catch the ferry to East Cowes and then head south on Dover Road. Take the A3021 and A3054 to Newport and then head south to Chale Green and then into Chale making your way on to the Military Road to Chale Parish Recreation Ground (Chale, Ventnor PO38 2JE). It will take about 30 minutes.

On foot - Catch the Red Jet to West Cowes. From here, please follow the yellow arrows up to the pickup point at the main public car park off Terminus Road (B3325) PO31 7LT.  A shuttle service will be running at regular intervals from here to the start at Chale Parish recreation Ground on Friday 3rd May 16:30-19:30 and Saturday 4th May 06:00 and 07:30 only.  

Travel Offer T&C's

Vehicle Ferry: Valid for a vehicle ferry crossing between 3-6 May 2024, with up to 7 people (additional passenger rates available) in a car. Subject to availability. Conditions: Not valid with any other Red Funnel offer or concession, including standard Travel Card holder discounts. Valid for new bookings only. We reserve the right to withdraw this promotion without prior notice. Standard conditions of carriage apply †A £5 handling charge applies to telephone bookings.

Red Jet: Valid for a period-return between 3-6 May 2024, on any sailing between Southampton and West Cowes. Carriage is subject to availability and is on a first come first served basis. Note: It is not possible to pre-book specific sailing times with these tickets.