Jersey Round Island Challenge

Update for 2020

Jersey Round Island Challenge – taking a break

“The Jersey Round Island Challenge [link] is the definitive Jersey good news story: five years ago, two friends entered into a good natured bet involving sport and our beautiful natural environment and coastline, and hundreds of friends, family and colleagues joined in the fun. In the case of the Round Island Challenge, this also represented an opportunity to significantly raise the profile of an incredible charity, the Grace Crocker Family Support Foundation [link], and the event has directly supported many, many Jersey families of sick children since launch. Roll forward five years and we have seen participants from around the globe, huge recognition from the likes of Red Bull and many others and profile for the charity beyond our wildest dreams.

Despite our very organic roots, we have been able to achieve a level of scale with the assistance of our invaluable volunteers from clubs and the community, not to mention our incredible friends at 3D Events. However this is proving increasingly ‘challenging’ and 2019 proved to us that we needed to take a different approach, particularly when we considered health & safety and scalability issues. Despite our best efforts, we have been unable to find the resources and time to respond to these challenges, and the 2020 calendar (and our restrictions to spring tide dates) is extremely full of competing events. The organising committee have therefore decided to take a break in 2020 and we will communicate our future plans for the event at the end of the summer this year.

We are so grateful to all of our friends who have supported the event to date and we really hope that you will keep feeding back to 3D if you have ideas, comments or hopes for future events.”

Love to all

Simon, Aidan and Nigel

View the incredible 2018 challenge footage below!

Jersey Round Island Challenge – 2018 from Bam Perspectives on Vimeo.

Race Categories

All categories complete the achievement of circum-navigating the island, as a team or solo. There are 5 categories for the Jersey Round Island Challenge:

  • Run
  • Swim kindly sponsored by Dickinson Gleeson
  • On Water Categories including Stand Up Paddle board (SUP), Rowing & Kayak / Surf Ski sponsored by Gill Marine.

If you would like to participate in the JRIC but you cannot see your discipline, please contact the event team for more information. Please note that all of the above categories can be as a solo competitor or as a relay team.

Each race category is managed by a relevant local club, who provides essential support, training and safety guidelines. For the sake of safety, every entrant must first demonstrate that they are fit and capable to participate in this endurance event. Sign off for participation will come from an experienced Jersey club member.

We are grateful to the below clubs who are partners for the event: