The True Grit Wetwheels Challenge is a 4.3KM running race with obstacles, taking runners on a challenging adventure through the Ronez Quarry site on Jersey’s rugged north coast.
Runners will start and finish the race at the top of Ronez Quarry, with awesome panoramic views of the north coast of Jersey. The course then takes runners down 28 metres below sea level to the pit of the quarry, whilst navigating the enormous Ronez machinery and obstacles before heading back up the challenging climb to reach the finish line!
For 2021, we are introducing obstacles to the running route so be prepared to climb, crawl and carry. There will also be a run-only route for those who want to beat their time last year.
Teams can take part in the obstacle Team category, which is made up of 3 team members who MUST finish together in order to be placed.
The Pit is currently at 28 metres below sea level and 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 4.5KM with a total elevation of 130m!
Please note that challengers will be set off in waves starting at 10:00/10:30. Racing will be finished by 13:00 on Sunday.
RACE INFORMATION PACK
Race information packs will be sent to each registered participant in due course.
Obstacle SOLO: £45
Obstacle team (3): £42.5pp
Run Solo: £25
Individuals/Solos: Take on the challenge solo and get the chance to win the individual winners cup!
Teams of 3: Teams will be put into waves with each other and they must cross the finish line together in order to be placed. Run and climb together to be in for a chance at winning the team trophy.
Race Pack Collection
All runners will have to collect their race packs before race day. Organisers are planning for race pack collection to be on the Friday before the event from a location within St Helier. Further details will be sent to all registered participants.
Race Day Kit Requirements
Please note that as the route is located in Ronez Quarry runners will be running on loose gravel, therefore we strongly recommend wearing trail shoes with as much grip as possible.
We strongly suggest the following kit/equipment for race day:
- Race Day Event T-shirt (given out at Race Pack Collection, all participants must wear on race day)
- Trail shoes with lots of grip
- Running shorts / leggings
- Own water (all runners must bring their own hydration)
Terms and Conditions of the Event can be found here.