Jersey parkrun

The elusive letter 'J'

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You've conquered Guernsey, tackled Harlow and ticked off Inverness, now it's time to set your sights on the elusive letter J. Fly to Jersey in under an hour and get ready to hit the ground running - literally. Once you've bagged your tenth letter, feel free to stay longer and come up for air on rugged cliffs, sweeping beaches and wooded lanes. When the day is done, paddle your tired feet in our clear waters as the sun sets over the sea. We have a hunch that J will be your new favourite letter. 

The letter J is yours to claim for free every Saturday morning!

When: Every Saturday at 09:00

Where: Les Quennevais sports centre

JERSEY PARKRUN

TAKE ON THE COURSE

With a network of green lanes and run-friendly tracks, Jersey is a runner's dream. The course is 5000m (5K) long, starting and finishing at Les Quennevais Sports Centre in St. Brelade.  As you run the course on a mixture of tarmac paths and gravel trail take in the stunning scenery of St. Ouen’s Bay and the Jersey National Park.

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GETTING HERE

Jersey is less than an hour away from UK airports and the course is conveniently located only a 10 minute walk or 5 minute run from the airport. You can arrive on the first flight from London for 08:00 and cram in a day of fun before a return flight at 20:00. Discover our travel guide on getting to Jersey.

 

Getting here

WHERE TO REFUEL

As a small island famous for its food, Jersey’s bursting with flavour. From beach cafés to chic restaurants, farm stalls to village delis, Jersey is packed with amazing eating experiences. If you don’t want to head too far keep on track with the railway café Off The Rails, or grab yourself brunch at Café des Sports at Les Quennevais Sports Centre where you can also use the shower facilities and lockers. The Brasserie at Les Ormes is a great spot for views overlooking the golf course or head down into St Ouen’s Bay for brunch with a breathtaking view and take your pick from Le Braye, Sands or El Tico.

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WHERE TO STAY

Choose your own island experience from boutique hotels, beachside guesthouses and coastal campsites to unique places to stay at Jersey’s heritage locations. Nowhere is far in Jersey, but if you fancy being close to the heard of the action then check out L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa, St. Brelade’s Bay Hotel, Biarritz Hotel or The Atlantic Hotel, all which come with epic sea views.

 

Where to stay

L'Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa

West

St. Brelade

The Atlantic Hotel

West

St. Brelade

Biarritz Hotel

West

St. Brelade

48 HOURS IN JERSEY

Parkrun is easily accessible with a day trip but why not stay a little longer? With a flight time of around an hour, you can finish work on a Friday and be in Jersey in time for a late dinner by the sea. Imagine a weekend of waking up to views of cliffs, sea and sky, with the promise of bright and breezy beach walks in Jersey’s sunlight. Or finding a choice of spaces to unwind from bars and restaurants to beach cafes, natural swimming spots to sanctuary-style spas to relax in. Here’s our insiders’ itinerary to ensure you get the best out of the island even if you’re just here for the weekend.

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TICK OFF YOUR JERSEY BUCKETLIST

Jersey may be a small island, but you'll find plenty to discover here.

 

VILLAGE LIFE

Jersey’s villages of Gorey and St. Aubin both have their own unique character based on centuries of island seafaring culture. Immerse yourself in fishing village life with a stroll along the harbourside, where masts of fishing boats and yachts stand together, and then continue the maritime theme with a seafood lunch at a local restaurant.

 

CASTLE VIEWS

Admire Jersey’s coast and see all the way to France from the very top of one of the best preserved castles in the British Isles. And yes, you’ll have climbed quite a few steps to reach the battlements of Mont Orgueil castle, but the spectacular sea views from the top will be worth it. Reward yourself afterwards with homemade treats from Rhona's at the Beach on the Gorey Coast Road.

 

SEE A LIGHTHOUSE

Standing as a sentinel on Jersey’s western tip, Corbière lighthouse was the world’s first concrete lighthouse, built in 1873. It’s one of the island’s most photographed spots and at low tide, you can carefully navigate the stone causeway out to the lighthouse - but beware of being cut off by the rising tide!

 

COASTAL NATIONAL PARK

In Jersey, you’re ever far from the sea. So explore the range of Jersey’s pristine maritime habitats within the setting of Jersey’s Coastal National Park. From Stone Age dolmens on Grantez headland above St. Ouen’s bay to ruined cliff top castles and wildlife watching from the Wetland Centre’s bird hide, it’s an area rich in history, heritage and environmental diversity.

 

SUMATRAN ORANGUTANS

See some of the most critically endangered species on the planet at Durrell, including Sumatran orangutans. With only a few thousand of these beautiful creatures in the wild, experience them up-close in the wild enclosures at Durrell Wildlife Park.

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Mont Orgueil Castle | Jersey Heritage

East

St. Martin
Explore the Jersey National Park

Explore the Jersey National Park

The National Trust for Jersey Wetland Centre

West

St. Ouen

Durrell Wildlife Camp at Jersey Zoo

North

Trinity
Insiders’ Guide: Gorey Village

Insiders’ Guide: Gorey Village

East

PUMPED TO DISCOVER MORE?

If you truly want to conquer somewhere different, Jersey offers a unique location for those seeking adventure. With 24 beaches and 300 miles of walking trails, just a 40 minutes flight from London, Jersey’s a mecca for sporting events. If you are looking for an epic backdrop for your next finish line or an active weekend to come up for air, put the island break on your bucket list today.

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