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.
5 March 2023
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.
April - True Grit Wetwheels Challenge.
16 April 2023
The True Grit Wetwheels Challenge returns for 2023 . This challenge is a 4.3km running race with a difference. The challenging course is set in a unique and stunning location, taking runners on a challenging adventure through the Ronez Quarry whilst navigating around the gigantic machinery on Jersey’s rugged north coast.
May – Double Top Ultra
5 May 2023
The 40-mile race will be starting at St. Catherine’s making you way to Grosnez via the beautiful dramatic coastal path, a little loop out to Le Tacq and then heading back along the same route back to Catherines. One way tough, but there and back is monumental.
May - The Durrell Challenge.
14 May 2023
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.
June - The Island Walk.
17 June 2023
The island walk 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.
June - Accuro Jersey Triathlon.
18 June 2023
With sea, sand and track all within easy reach, Jersey’s swiftly becoming a Mecca for triathlon events. The local event is known for being one of the most pulse-racing, challenging and picturesque courses in Britain.
August – Round the Rock Ultramarathon.
05 August 2023
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.
September - Jersey Swimrun.
09 September 2023
The Jersey Swimrun sees incredible ocean swims across Jersey’s iconic bays. Teams will race counter – clockwise around the Island in a battle against Jersey’s 40 foot tides. Join the challenge.
October - Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon.
01 October 2023
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.
November – Beast of the East.
05 November 2023
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.