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Isle of Wight Challenge

Take on the Isle of Wight Challenge and show your support for refugees. 

Great challenges need great settings - and none are better than the Island's coastal path. 2,000 adventurers of all experience levels will walk, jog or run the Isle of Wight Challenge in 2024 - and go all out to push themselves further. You can pick your distance, with 10 mile, quarter, half and the full 106km challenge to choose from!

It's along the spectacular southern cliffs, past the iconic Needles and up to historic Cowes at the half way stop. For Full Island challengers it's on to the cliffs of Ventnor, and back to our welcome Base Camp in Chale after an epic 106km journey. You'll get full support & hospitality all the way, and with half & quarter Island options also - there's an Isle of Wight Challenge for everyone!

Your entry includes free food and drink at regular rest stops, plus support including medics, marshals and massage. As you cross the finish line, you’ll get a glass of fizz, t-shirt, and a medal to commemorate your achievement.

As part of Team Refugee Action you will receive the very best support, including: 

  • 25% discount on your registration fee
  • A branded Refugee Action t-shirt 
  • Expert fundraising advice and support from our friendly team 
  • An insight into the work your fundraising is making happen 
  • Access to fundraising resources, including our fundraising guide, branded bunting and stickers 

Your fundraising target will depend on the distance you choose to go. Find out more on the Isle of Wight Challenge website. 

SIGN UP & FUNDRAISING OPTIONS:

1. Full Sponsorship – you pay a small registration fee, do lots of fundraising and we cover the cost of your event place! As we are an official Charity Partner – you get 25% off the standard reg fee below
• 100km: Normal Reg Fee £40 & Fundraising Target - £575
• Shorter distances and lower fundraising targets are also available!

2. Mixed Funding – pay half of the event place cost yourself, fundraise a bit less and we pay the balance of the event place cost.
• 100km: Reg fee £100 / fundraising target £300
• Shorter distances and lower fundraising targets are also available!

3. Own Place Fundraising – you pay the full cost of the event place - fundraise whatever you can, with no set target or deadline, and there’s no event place cost at all to the charity - us!
• 100km: £198
• Shorter distances and entry fees are also available!

 

Why fundraise for Refugee Action? 

Refugee Action has been welcoming refugees with open arms since 1981. We exist to support refugees and people seeking asylum to rebuild their lives in the UK. Every day, our frontline staff are helping people to escape homelessness, find work and build a new life for themselves. And our campaigns are fighting for a fairer future for refugees, challenging laws and systems that stop refugees and people seeking asylum from thriving. 

This work is only possible because of people like you. With every mile that you walk or run, you will be changing the lives of people seeking safety here in the UK. By taking on this challenge, you are giving refugees hope for the future. 

  

Sign up today! Isle of Wight Challenge - Ultra Challenge 

Find out more about the challenge and sign up here. If you want to have a chat with us before signing up, Hollie in our Events team would love to hear from you. Pop her an email at fundraising@refugee-action.org.uk 

Not for you? Check out the other challenges available in this series! Ultra Challenge - Walk, Jog or Run Home 


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