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A brand new course (first used 2013) of one lap featuring the much quieter roads on the west of the island

These are the undulating town and rural roads through Cowes, Gurnard, Rew Street, Porchfield, Shalfleet,

Yarmouth, Afton, Willmingham, Thorley, Wellow, Shalfleet, Porchfield, Northwood, Cowes.

Marker boards at each mile point. The course is not suitable for wheelchairs.  

Course Map Link:The IOW Marathon Route

Venue and Registration: Isle of Wight Community Club, Park Road Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7NP.

Changing and Shower facilities are available, secure bag storage is available.

There are eight drinks stations at approximately 3 Mile intervals with seven sponge stations in between. 

Competitors may leave their own Special Drinks at registration to be taken to any designated drinks station.

Medals will be awarded to all finishers.

Note: Numbers are not sent out in advance.

Please collect race numbers from registration.

Concessionary rate travel on Ferries may be offered by Wightlink and/or Red Funnel Ferries details will be provided on entry.

Ferries to Cowes from Southampton are operated by Red Funnel Ferries.


2006 was a very important year in the history of the Isle of Wight Marathon, it was the 50th running of this race, now we are well into the next 50 !.

It has been run continuously since 1957, making it the longest running (and one of the first to be held) in the U.K.

The categories and existing records can be found here.

A special series of web pages has been assembled for this event, with stories, memorabilia and photos, it is linked here .


A special page which allows you to search all of the Marathon Results back to 1957 has also been constructed, this is really worth a look if you can remember back then !!!   Link to it here


Some of the runners are regulars and have been returning for many years,

take a look at this anecdote written by Jim Parker of Crawley A.C.

Follow this link to see a selection of Photographs from the 2006 race

                                                           Photographs from the 2007 race

                                                           Photographs from the 2008 race

                                                           Photographs from the 2009 race

                                                           Photographs from the 2010 race


 Follow this Link for all Past Winners