Race Info

Event Overview

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 30 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!

The obstacles are getting bigger and better for 2023 so be prepared to climb, crawl and carry. There will also be a run-only route for those who want to stick to the ground.

Teams can take part in the obstacle Team category, which is made up of 3 team members who MUST finish together.

The Pit is currently at 30 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 4.2KM with a total elevation of 130m!

START TIMES

Please note that on registration you will have selected a time slot (10:30 / 11:30 or 12:30). Organisers will allocate you into smaller waves based on this selection. All 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.

 Race Categories

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. Run and climb together whilst also helping others tackle the obstacles. The ethos of our event is to get everyone across the finish line.

Race Pack Collection

All runners will have to collect their race packs on Friday 14th April from 12:30 – 14:30 from Liberty Wharf, St Helier (just outside Costa). 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
  • Gloves (fingerless ones are perfect)
  • Warm clothes to throw on after the event
  • Own water (all runners must bring their own hydration)

 Terms and Conditions of the Event can be found here.