The True Grit Wetwheels Challenge is a 4.3KM running race, 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 equipment before heading back up the challenging climb to reach the finish line!
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!
The challenge has been adapted to take into account official guidelines for public events during Covid-19 in Jersey. Please note that organisers may have to adapt elements of the event further to comply and keep runners and volunteers safe.
RACE INFORMATION PACK
All registered participants have been sent the Race Information Pack via email. You can download the Race Information Pack here!
Entry is open to individuals and teams of up to three runners, who will pay £20 each to participate and commit to raising an additional £25 each in sponsorship.
Individuals: 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. Each team members will run the 4.3km distance and their times will be added together to create a combined team time, which will be added to the results. Please note that your individual times will be posted but not count in the individual category.
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 Wednesday 14 October from a location within St Helier. Further details will be sent to all registered participants. Please note that race pack collection will be staggered based on your waves.
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)
- Trail shoes with lots of grip
- Running shorts / leggings
- Own water (due to COVID-19, all runners must bring their own hydration)
Terms and Conditions of the Event can be found here.