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Jersey Round Island Challenge ‘taking a break’

The challenge sees hundreds of people swim, kayak, row or run around the island. Credit: ITV Channel TV

The organisers of the Jersey Round Island Challenge have announced they are taking a break from the event in 2020.

The challenge sees hundreds of people swim, kayak, row or run around the island.

It was first started five years ago by two friends and has raised over £45,000 for the Grace Crocker Family Support Foundation.

The challenge sees hundreds of people swim, kayak, row or run around the island. Credit: ITV Channel TV

This is proving increasingly ‘challenging’ and 2019 proved to us that we needed to take a different approach, particularly when we considered health & safety and scalability issues. Despite our best efforts, we have been unable to find the resources and time to respond to these challenges, and the 2020 calendar (and our restrictions to spring tide dates) is extremely full of competing events. The organising committee has therefore decided to take a break in 2020 and we will communicate our future plans for the event at the end of the summer this year.

We are so grateful to all of our friends who have supported the event to date and we really hope that you will keep feeding back to us if you have ideas, comments or hopes for future events.

– The organisers of Jersey Round Island Challenge

Since launching thousands of people have joined in on the race navigating the island by themselves or as part of a team.

  • Promotional video of their 2018 event:

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