Jersey’s ultimate adventure events
7 ways to push your limits to the max.
Start with sandy beaches washed by the one of the greatest tidal ranges in the world, add a landscape of steep climbs, sand dunes and coastal footpaths. Throw in a network of green lanes and some outstanding surf breaks, and you get Jersey - a backdrop for almost any adventure sport you can think of. Here are seven ways to test your limits in, on and around the shores of Jersey.
Balls of Steel
It’s named for a reason, this annual charity adventure race isn’t for the faint hearted. With 10 km of terrain, testing obstacles to attempt and all carried out in mid-winter conditions, this gruelling personal challenge will push you to your limits. Go on… sign up.
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 Triathlon are making their base here this year, and the local event - held in July - is known for being one of the most pulse-racing, challenging and picturesque courses in Britain.
Round Island Challenge
Listed by Red Bull as one of top 11 extreme UK fitness challenges in 2016. This challenge really packs a punch! Particpants 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!
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.
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.
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.
A challenging sand-based race over tough terrain and obstacles in October, Sandstorm Jersey has been going for five years and attracts a hardy bunch of competitors, all vying to make it over the finish line first. With a few dunes to tackle, be prepared to get sand everywhere.