The Round the Island Challenge 2015 @ Round the Isle of Wight coast path, Cowes, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, United Kingdom on 27 June 2015

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: The Round the Island Challenge 2015
  • Distance (Miles): 70
  • Date: 27 June 2015
  • Start Time: 08:00
  • Venue: Round the Isle of Wight coast path.
  • Organised By: Extreme Energy
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? Yes
  • Has Water Stations? Yes - Multiple Water Stations
  • Has Prizes / Awards? Yes - Has Awards or Prizes

Race Description

Following the beautiful Isle of Wight Coast Path, our Round the Island Challenge Ultra is inspired by the famous Round the Island Yacht Race that takes place on the same weekend. With up to 2000 yachts and their crews congregating in Cowes for the weekend, the Round the Island Ultra guarantees a fantastic race-weekend buzz; stunning views over the English Channel and to the mainland; and a unique perspective on the Round the Island Yacht Race as the action unfolds offshore.

The course has been classified as a qualifying race for the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, with two qualifying points awarded to all finishing runners. It’s open to runners and walkers, and has been fully recced and mapped by Race Director Neil Thubron, himself a keen ultra runner and sailor.

We recommend that you join us on Friday night in Cowes, where you’ll have free time to stroll in the town, grab some food and soak up the atmosphere. Shared accommodation with showers will be provided in Cowes High School hall for multi-day competitors. Your first day of racing will bring you to the south side of the island, where we’ll be camping (bring your own tent! Or choose to pay a small supplement for a bed in an ensuite chalet for a touch of mid-race luxury – tell us who you want to share with at the time of booking). Showers are available at the campsite, and evening meals and breakfast are included in the package.

“Thank you so much for another amazing weekend of running. I have to admit Saturday was the toughest day of running for me yet, but the scenery was amazing and it just added to the sense of achievement at the end! Another fantastically organised, fun, friendly event – great route and I loved the camping- so i definately hope to be back at this event again next year…”
Round the Island Challenge 2012 competitor

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