Isle of Wight Challenge

Event type: Walk, Jog, Run
Date: 29th-30th April 2023
Location: Isle of Wight
Registration fee*: £15-£198
Fundraising target*: £135-£595
*Depending on signup option + distance

Join the team

Choose a charity sponsorship place and get 50% off your registration fee – just select Dementia UK as your charity on signup! 

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 2023, and go all out to push themselves further.

It’s along the spectacular southern cliffs, past the iconic Needles and up to historic Cowes at the halfway stop. For Full Island challengers, it’s on to historic Ventnor, and back to our welcome Base Camp in Chale after an epic 106km journey. You’ll get full support and hospitality all the way, and with half and 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 refreshment, t-shirt, and a medal to commemorate your achievement.

Dementia UK are an official Partner on this great challenge and can offer you a 50% discount on your charity registration fee when signing up. Head to Ultra Challenge website to find out full details of prices and to sign up – remember to select ‘official partner 50% off’ on Sponsorship for Charity to support Dementia UK.

Set yourself up for an active end to April with #TeamDementiaUK!

Distance options
  • 106km – full challenge (continuous or two-day Daylight)
  • 54/52km – 1st/2nd half challenge
  • 25km – quarter challenge
When joining the team you’ll receive:
  • support from our fundraising team to get you over the finish line
  • training plans
  • a fundraising guide, as well as fundraising advice, hints and tips in the build up to the event
  • a branded Dementia UK sports top for the day!
  • a range of Dementia UK fundraising materials (collection buckets, posters, balloons etc.) to make any events you hold look amazing
Top tips for fundraising success

Every penny you raise from your event will help our dementia specialist Admiral Nurses provide a lifeline to more families facing dementia – and we’re here to support you every step of the way. 

Fundraising ideas 

Organising another fundraising activity alongside your main challenge will help you smash your goal. Here are some ideas: 

  • host a quiz 
  • arrange a raffle 
  • hold a sweepstake on how long your challenge will take, or the distance you’ll achieve 
  • organise a bake sale at home, at work or in your community 
  • create a sponsored playlist, where supporters donate to add their choice of song 

Your fundraising welcome pack 

Once you’ve signed up for your challenge, we’ll send you a fundraising welcome pack that’s full of advice on how to meet – and beat – your target.  

JustGiving  

Setting up a JustGiving page is a great way to fundraise online. Share your link with family, friends and colleagues, and watch the donations roll in.  

You can use JustGiving to explain why you’re taking on your challenge for Dementia UK, keep track of how much you’ve raised, and even share your training progress using Strava so your supporters can see how well you’re doing. The more you update and share your JustGiving page, the more donations you’ll receive. 

Gift Aid 

If your supporters are UK taxpayers and their donation is voluntary (not proceeds of a sale), we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 donated – at no extra cost to them. Make sure they fill in the Gift Aid form in your fundraising pack or tick the correct boxes if they’re donating online. 

Sending in your donations 

If you’re fundraising through JustGiving, the donations will automatically come to us. If you’ve got cash to pay in, you can do this online, by phone, by bank transfer or by post. 

Click here to find out how to pay in your donations.  

Sign up options

Sponsorship for Charity

You pay a small registration fee, do lots of fundraising and we cover the cost of your event place! As we are an official ‘Partner Charity’, you get 50% off the standard reg fee when you select Dementia UK on Sponsorship for Charity – simply select Dementia UK on the dropdown.

Half marathon – £15 reg fee paid online and at least £195 charity sponsorship

Full marathon – £20 reg fee paid online and at least £275 charity sponsorship

Mixed Funding

Pay half of the event place cost yourself, fundraise a bit less and we pay the balance of the event place cost.

Half marathon – £34.50 reg fee paid online and at least £110 charity sponsorship

Full marathon – £44.50 reg fee paid online and at least £150 charity sponsorship

Self-Funding

You pay the full cost of the event place – fundraise whatever you want, with no set target or deadline, and there’s no cost at all to the charity!

Half marathon – £69 reg fee paid online

Full marathon – £89 reg fee paid online

Gary and his team who took on a trek for Dementia UK:

My father passed away in January 2021 having suffered with dementia for a few years. We collected money for Dementia UK in lieu of flowers at the funeral, I thought it would be a good opportunity therefore to add to the money we had already collected by walking for Dementia UK