Please find below the event information as it currently stands. We are constantly reviewing all information and the final event information will be shared as a race information pack in advance of the event.
Race Start / Finish – The start and finish location will be Long Beach, Grouville. This is where the Event HQ will be.
Running Route – the run 48 mile route will follow the same course as the round island walk and will take place on trails, cliffs paths, roads and pavements.
Relay Running Legs – Two, five or eight runners will make up a running relay team.
Corporate Cup Challenge – The route will take runners on a journey, circumnavigating our incredible coastline and is the pinnacle of team challenges. We are delighted to announce the Corporate Cup challenge! Are you looking to claim those bragging rights? Hoping to show colleagues/ competitors you are the run relay leaders and rightfully claim the JRIC corporate cup victory! Then this one is for you…
What does the Jersey Round Island Challenge Run Category have to offer?
- 48 Miles around Jersey’s Pristine Coastline.
- Solo, 2, 5 or 8 person relay teams available. With distances and terrain to suit all levels.
- Relay check in/fuelling stations.
- A number of prizes; A corporate cup for 5 and 8 person relay teams; Team Lunch courtesy of Smith and Williamson for the relay team who fundraises the most.
- Eternal glory and bragging rights for fastest teams.
- Beachside family-friendly social post event party.
- Finger food will be provided courtesy of the event sponsors.
- Medals and T-shirt for each competitor.
You participation will also help to support The Grace Crocker Family Support Foundation. A fantastic charity whose aim is to support families of Jersey for those children who need treatment abroad.
Please see the 2018 distances below for an 8 persons relay team. *Please note that the 2019 distances may differ slightly.
|Relay Legs||Distance Information||Description of Leg|
|1: Longbeach to White Rock||6.2 miles / 9.9km||Flat, Rugged off-road hills.|
|2: White Rock to Bouley Bay||3.3 miles / 5.3km||Rugged off-road hills|
|3: Bouley Bay to La Fontaine||4 miles / 6.4km||Rugged off-road hills|
|4: La Fontaine to Greve de Lecq||4.5 miles / 7.2km||Rugged off-road hills, Road|
|5: – Greve de Lecq to Le Braye||8.5 miles / 13.6km||Rugged off-road hills, Road, Beach|
|6: – Le Braye to Noirmont||7.9 miles / 12.7km||Flat road, Rugged off-road hills|
|7: – Noirmont to Westpark||5.8 miles / 9.3km||Flat road, some off-road paths|
|8: – West Park to Longbeach||7.8 miles / 12.5km||Flat road, some beach|
All above are 8 leg relays change over points (option of 7 team with no change over at Bouley Bay).
5-person relay legs are:
- 1 Longbeach to Bouley Bay – 9.5 miles / 15.2km
- 2 Bouley Bay to Greve de Lecq – 8.5miles / 13.6km
- 3 Greve de Lecq to Le Braye – 8.5 miles / 13.6km
- 4 Le Braye to Westpark – 13.7 miles / 22km
- 5 Westpark to Longbeach – 7.8 miles / 12.5km
2-person relay legs are:
- 1 Longbeach to Le Braye – 26.5 miles / 42.6km
- 2 Le Braye to Longbeach – 21.5 miles / 34.6km
Please note main drink & food stations are:
- La Fontaine @ 13 mile / 20.9km
- Le Braye @ 26.5 mile / 42.6km
- Noirmont @ 34.4 mile / 55.3km
- Westpark @ 40.2 mile / 64.6km
*Note each relay station will have a small supply of water & fruit.
If you wish to join the Jersey Round Island Challenge but don’t yet have a run relay team please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Runners please note the following:
- Runners compete in this event entirely at their own risk, including but not limited to road crossings and all other hazards of the cliff paths.
- We will not be supplying drinking cups. All runners MUST carry their own bottles Minimum size 500ml to refill at the Water/fuel stops.
- In addition to medical information provided by the runner during the online registration process, runners must fully disclose at race registration, changes to existing medical conditions and all prescription medications being taken.
- There are many road crossings to negotiate, some of them are extremely busy and will NOT be marshalled. It is the responsibility of the runner to negotiate all road crossings safely.
- The race is using areas with precious wild life/flora and fauna. Please carry all your food/gel wrappers with you and deposit at water station bins.
- It is ultimately the runners responsibility to navigate the course successfully, with or without course markings. We strongly recommend that you take the time to recce the route before race day & carrying a map
- 70% of the course is on cliff paths. Trail shoes are advised but you will be able to complete the course perfectly adequately in road running shoes. There are sections of trail where the granite has become exposed which can make it slippery and technical in the wet. Please use due care and attention on steep downhill sections, particularly the flights of steep and rutted stairs.
- Mobile telephone numbers should be logged with the organisers and carried with runners at all times.
- All full distance runners should have completed a marathon before entering.
- All relay runners should have completed a 10k race before entering.
Runner Information Race Pack – a detailed race information document will be available closer to the event date.
Team Sign Up Process – Team captains can sign the team up initially for a their entry. The remaining team members must register but this can be at a later date and at any time on the online system.
Role of Team Captain – The team captain should appoint runners for each leg and share this information with the organisers. Should a team change then no problem, just keep us updated so that we know who is in your final team.
Training Sessions – training sessions on the cliff paths will be scheduled in the run up to the event.
Post Race Prize-giving and Drink
Our event is all about supporting the community and celebrating the Jersey lifestyle – our event HQ will be open to all throughout the day. All participants of all five-race categories are invited to join us after they have finished to celebrate your achievements.
There will be a prize giving and finger food will be provided courtesy of the event sponsors and a bar and hot food will be available to purchase.