The Wetwheels Jersey True Grit Challenge, in association with 3D Events and sponsored by Ravenscroft, is taking place at Ronez Quarry on Jersey’s rugged north coast on Sunday 18th October.
This is a physical but fun challenge to raise funds for Wetwheels Jersey, the charity that gives disabled and disadvantaged Islanders an opportunity to experience Jersey’s amazing marine environment on board a specially built fast catamaran.
Set in one of Jersey’s most remarkable environments, the five kilometre rugged terrain course will challenge competitors in a series of timed races.
The challenge has been adapted to take into account the latest official guidelines for public events during Covid-19. The course has already been tested by a number of runners to set a benchmark time, which will be used to rank entrants into groups of similar ability.
Runners will attempt the course in a series of races starting at staggered times throughout the day, to ensure physical distancing guidelines are observed. 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. Places are limited so early registration is recommended.
Dina Cook, Operations Director of Wetwheels Jersey said, “We have been working on this event for some time and we’re excited it’s now able to go ahead, albeit in a different format from what we originally envisaged. The team at 3D, and our principal sponsors Ravenscroft, have been brilliant in helping us to shape the challenge into something that will be fully compliant but at the same time exciting and fun. For us, this is a signature event for the year, helping to raise funds that will support us through 2021. Wetwheels Jersey has grown steadily but so have our costs as we complete more and more trips every year. Our service is completely free so we need to find creative ways to fundraise and continue to make sure as many people as possible can enjoy our marine environment.”
Haydn Taylor, managing director of Ravenscroft in Jersey said, “It’s fantastic that the organisers have managed to create a physical event which will be one of the few sporting fundraisers to happen this year. From other events which Ravenscroft has sponsored, we know how much islanders enjoy a challenge and so we hope to see as many people as possible take on the quarry run.”