Adventure Travel: Jersey Announces 2022 Sporting Events



If you prefer your weekend escapes with an athletic edge, head to Jersey for a number of exciting upcoming sporting events. Combing cardiovascular challenges with breathtaking scenery and a dash of European flair, there’s plenty to take on for 2022 – from uphill climbs to entire marathon feats.

With active holidays more popular than ever, the Channel Island is welcoming sports enthusiasts and fitness fans looking for a new competitive environment with everything from walking and running to surfing and cycling. ‘Water’ you waiting for?

The upcoming calendar includes:



1 True Grit
The True Grit Wetwheels Challenge is a 4.3km running race with a difference. The challenging course is set in a unique and spectacular location, taking runners on an adventure through the Ronez Quarry whilst navigating around the gigantic machinery on Jersey’s rugged cliffside north coast. Set in one of Jersey’s most remarkable environments, runners will start their race at the top of the quarry, then make their way 28 metres below sea level to the pit before starting the climb back out.

When: 20 March 2022
How: Find out more and make a booking via jersey.com

2 The Durrell Challenge
The Durrell Challenge is a test of uphill endurance that takes runners on a scenic 13km / 8-mile road from St. Helier to the finishing line at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation. Durrell Challenge runners raise funds to support the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, which undertakes vital work protecting some of the most threatened wildlife on the planet. Plus, Hollywood heartthrob Henry Cavill is a regular participant – now that’s our kind of scenery.

When: 22 May 2022
How: Find out more and make a booking via jersey.com

3 Island Walk 2022
Slower the pace on this stunning but tough 48.1-mile island walk. The route traverses Jersey’s beautiful and varied coastline of sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs combined with magnificent, lush countryside. This is an iconic event in Jersey’s active calendar and raises money for local charities. The Main Walk departs at 3am; alternatively, for those who need a shorter option, the Lieutenant Governor’s Challenge is a 13-mile challenge that departs at 10am.

When: 18 June 2022 
How: Find out more and make a booking via jersey.com



4 Accuro Jersey Triathlon
The most southernly triathlon in the British Isles, the Accuro Jersey Triathlon provides four different race formats all on set against the beautiful backdrop of Jersey’s natural surroundings. Explore the west of the island on two wheels in the Standard and Jersey Sprint courses; or speed up in the shorter Super Sprint and Junior courses, all swimming and running in St. Helier.

When: 17 July 2022
How: Find out more and make a booking via jersey.com

5 Good Vibrations Surf Festival
After a two-year hiatus, Good Vibration all-day 80’s themed surf festival is back – and this year will be hosting the Channel Island Surf Championships. The free event, hosted in aid of Mind Jersey, encourages attendees to dig out some retro ‘fits and head down to the Watersplash Jersey for a day of sunshine, music and good vibes. Activities on the day include Surf Competitions, Beach 5-a-side football, volleyball, workshops and much more.

When: 25 June 2022
How: Find out more and make a booking via jersey.com

6 Round The Rock Marathon
Round the Rock is an unforgettable gem of a race offering solo, relay, marathon, and half marathon options. Whilst the island itself is only 9 miles by 5, the route is 48 miles and hugs the coast of Jersey in an anti-clockwise direction from its starting point in St. Helier on the south. Participants are in for a treat with views of the stunning granite cliffs of the north coast and the golden sands of St. Ouen’s Bay.

When: 6 August 2022
How: Find out more and make a booking via jersey.com

7 Super League Triathlon
Experience the glory of a triathlete – Super League Triathlon Jersey is an intense race that has it all. Jersey is a firm favourite on the Super League calendar, with many of the athletes describing it as their favourite race location in the world. Stunning views from its coastal base at St. Helier; drama of pulse-raising action, and incredible crowd support around the course. Visitors can gear up in the Age Group Races, designed to inspire all ages from 15 to 90 years.

Provisional date: 24 & 25 September 2022 
How: Find out more and make a booking via superleaguetriathlon.com

8 Jersey Marathon
The Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon is ‘a small race, with a very big atmosphere’ and welcomes runners of all ages and abilities. The spectacular course climbs up to the northwest of the island and circles back to St. Helier, allowing runners to view iconic landmarks such as Elizabeth Castle and La Corbière Lighthouse, offering a mix of culture and breathtaking ocean views. As a firm fixture in islanders’ calendars, and with over 50 percent of participants coming from off the island, all runners can expect huge support around the entire route.

When: 2 October 2022
How: Find out more and make a booking via jersey.com


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