Welcome to the True Grit Wetwheels Challenge
The True Grit Wetwheels Challenge is a 4.3KM running race with a difference, taking place on Sunday 17 October 2021. For 2021 we are introducing obstacles as part of the running race.
The challenging course is set in a unique and stunning location, taking runners on a challenging adventure through the Ronez Quarry site on Jersey’s rugged North coast.
The physical but fun route involves tough terrain and challenging climbs, all whilst navigating around the gigantic Ronez machinery and equipment!
Set in one of Jersey’s most remarkable environments, runners will start their race in a series of waves at the top of the quarry, then make their way 28 metres below sea level to the pit before starting the climb back out. This tough course is made well worth it by the panoramic views over to the North coast of Jersey at the finish.
The pit is currently at 30 metres below sea level the team at Ronez Quarry may get as low at 36 metres below sea level by race day – the course may change with the quarry depth, so runners should be prepared for a maximum distance of 5KM with a total elevation of 130m!
Our challenge has been created to raise funds and awareness for the local charity, Wetwheels Jersey. Wetwheels Jersey provides the opportunity for all disabled people, including those with profound and complex disabilities, to access the sea in a safe, stimulating and rewarding way on board a specially built, fully accessible powerboat.
Get your friends, family and colleagues involved in this challenging run to raise money for Wetwheels Jersey.
*Please note that our challenge will comply with the latest Government of Jersey guidelines in regard to COVID-19. Our team are in regular contact with the local authorities will continue to be transparent with all registered participants but please do note that the event may have to adapt its operations and logistics (Event numbers, timings) to ensure the safety of its participants.