Jersey’s ultimate adventure events

Push your limits to the max

Pumped to test your limits with an endurance challenge or boldly go somewhere you’ve never been before in 2019? Here are nine mighty challenges to put some hair on your chin this year in an epic arena flanked by cliffs, beaches and rolling tides. Discover what you’re made of this year in the island break.

JUNE

Around The Island Walk

The island walk is a Jersey institution. One of the biggest fundraising events held in Jersey, in the past 30 years, more than 25,400 walkers have raised over £2,368,000 in sponsorship, with every penny going to well deserving local charities. This isn't your casual island jaunt - walkers will set off at 03:00am at the Elizabeth Harbour Ferry Terminal at the Waterfront, St Helier for a breathtaking 48-mile circuit through sheer cliffs, windblown bays and wooded lanes. Tiring? Yes. Worth it? Definitely. Complete the challenge for serious kudos from the friendly locals. Just bring a pair of walking boots and a thirst for adventure. 

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JUNE

Accuro Jersey Triathlon

With sea, sand and track all within easy reach, Jersey’s swiftly becoming a mecca for some leading Triathlon events. Major events like the Super League Triathlon are making their base here, and the local event - held on 16 June - is known for being one of the most pulse-racing, challenging and picturesque courses in Britain.

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AUGUST

Round Island Challenge

Listed by Red Bull as one of top 11 extreme UK fitness challenges in 2016. This challenge really packs a punch!  Participants either swim, canoe/kayak, row, SUP or run around the stunning island of Jersey. In doing so they not only take on a massive challenge but also one of the highest tidal ranges in the world! Jersey Round Island Challenge will take place on 31 August this year. 

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AUGUST

Round the Rock

The clue’s in the name; entrants at this ultra marathon tackle 48 miles and 1000 metres of climbs to circle the entire island - beaches, cliffs and all. Escape the city, explore the landscape and push yourself to the most gruelling limits on this unique island Ultra Marathon.

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SEPTEMBER

Breca Jersey SwimRun

This series of extreme adventure races through wild landscapes has come to Jersey, and uses the island’s rugged landscape as a fiendish natural playground. Starting in a castle, this course includes WW2 forts, and pristine sea swims that make for an unforgettable Jersey experience. Strong swimming skills are needed for this extreme adventure.

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SEPTEMBER

RBC Super League Triathlon

RBC Super League Triathlon returns to Jersey in September 2019. Whether beginner or contender, the race is super-fact, super addictive and is a memorable experience for all. With 55 of the world’s top male and female triathletes taking part, Jersey welcomed over 10,000 spectators in 2018. Why not join in the fun? RBC Super League Age Group is open for all age groups with individual men’s and women’s events, alongside a fun run, a thrilling mixed relay event and plenty of adrenaline-raising moments! Whether it’s in the water, on the bike or on the final sprint to the finish line, this unique event takes you away from the expected and puts participants at the forefront of a new racing frontier.

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OCTOBER

Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon

Imagine a marathon route which took you past sandy beaches, through tree-lined lanes and around iconic island landmarks. Sounds good? Jersey Marathon’s island setting alone makes this event a top choice for international entrants and the professional organisation and friendly atmosphere have given it an excellent reputation nationally.

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OCTOBER

Rat Race Ultra Tour

The island will play host to Rat Race Brand New Ultra Tour of Jersey on 10-11 October 2020. Rat Race events are aspirational yet attainable, with thousands taking part every year. 

With back to back marathons taking in all the very best trails that Jersey has to offer, the event will appeal to those seeking an active island escape. 

The Ultra Tour of Jersey is a new and unique format to the island’s sporting calendar and will encompass a two day off-road running adventure, across breath-taking coastlines and countryside, racking up a total distance 60 miles. 

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NOVEMBER

The Durrell Dash

Whether you fly round like a butterfly or amble round like a tortoise, join Durrell for the 12th anniversary of the Durrell Dash!

This popular road race starts and finishes at Jersey Zoo with the choice of a 6km course or a more challenging 13km route through the lanes of Trinity. This year's Dash will be raising funds to help build our beloved gorilla family a new home at Jersey Zoo. Be inspired by our marvellous troop of Go Wild Gorillas sculptures and dress as your favourite silverback from the trail. The Dash will finish at our Goodbye Gorillas event that will showcase all 40 sculptures from the trail at the zoo from 1st – 4th November.

Coming to an island near you on Sunday 3rd November 2019! 

 

NOVEMBER

CI 100K

Calling all winter warriors. This race is only for the bravest souls who have a thirst for glory. At 100km, this course is not only the longest race in the Channel Islands, it takes place at night starting at 22:00 in the middle of winter. Make no mistake this will be a tough challenge, exposed to the wind and surf on Jersey's dramatic north coast, but it will be one epic experience to tell your kids about. Whether you want to run solo or as part of a relay team, sign up if you dare. 

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Every Saturday

The elusive letter 'J'

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. 

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