In Jersey, the great outdoors and adventure run in our veins which is why it’s unsurprising that we have a calendar full of events that make the most of our epic outdoor landscapes. Blow away the cobwebs and take your adventure holiday to the next level by signing up to one of Jersey’s top challenges.

March – El Diablo trail half marathon.

A devilishly challenging event that takes in some of the islands most epic northern landmarks including its namesake, Devils Hole. Push through burning thighs as you traverse cliff paths and descend into (and ascend out of) bays along the gloriously gruelling way.

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May – The Durrell Challenge.

The Durrell Challenge is returning this year on Sunday 22 May. Take on the 13km run, or go a step further and become a VIP runner to help raise vital funds for Durrell’s work protecting some of the most threatened wildlife on the planet.

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Hiking on the north coast of Jersey

June - The Island Walk.

The island walk, taking place on 18 June 2022, is a Jersey institution. One of the biggest fundraising events in Jersey with more than 25,400 walkers raising over £2,368,000 in the past 30 years. This isn’t your casual island jaunt – walkers set off at 03:00am for a 48-mile trek 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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July - Accuro Jersey Triathlon.

With sea, sand and track all within easy reach, Jersey’s swiftly becoming a Mecca for triathlon events. The local event – held on 17 July 2022 – is known for being one of the most pulse-racing, challenging and picturesque courses in Britain.

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August – Round the Rock Ultramarathon.

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 Ultramarathon taking place on 06 August 2022.

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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. Sound good? Jersey Marathon’s island setting alone makes this event a top choice for international entrants. The professional organisation and friendly atmosphere have given it an excellent reputation nationally. Take part in 2022 on 02 October.

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November – Beast of the East.

Calling all winter warriors. Are you ready to take on a real beast of a challenge? This gruelling, but beautiful route takes you through woodlands and along Jersey’s epic northern cliff paths before culminating at the stunning Devil’s Hole. Choose from either a 10k route or the full half marathon distance for a winter race to remember on the 06 November.

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