The Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon
run from home Challenge
Following the announcement that the Jersey Marathon will not go ahead in its normal format in 2020, due to the ongoing Government restrictions and uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, we are pleased to launch the Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon – Run from Home Challenge. The challenge will be managed virtually and will allow runners to participate in the event by running on their own course in their home areas, anywhere in the world.
The Run from Home Challenge will take place between 1 – 16 October 2020 and will allow our local and overseas runners to participate in a safe community challenge, whilst also providing the opportunity for our runners and charities to continue their fundraising efforts during this difficult time.
Our aims at Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon remain unchanged; we continue to showcase running sport, promote an active and healthy running community, raise funds important for our official and other local charities and provide a memorable and safe experience to our runners.
What is the Standard Chartered Run from Home Challenge?
The Standard Chartered Jersey Marathon – Run from Home Challenge is a virtually managed event that allows runners of all abilities to participate in a running event from their home areas. Runners will select their own course and complete their challenge distance at their own pace, so long as they complete the distance within the defined timeframe for their event category.
The Run from Home Challenge includes a range of distances:
|Standard Chartered Marathon||26.2 Miles to be completed on a course of your choice, over one, two or three days. As well as a NEW! Half Marathon option to be completed over one day.|
|Ravenscroft Relay Race||Round up your colleagues, clients, friends, and family for a bit of healthy competition. Assemble your relay team of five runners to each complete a section of the full 26.2 miles marathon distance. Team members can select their own course and decide if they run together on the same day, or whether they run separately on different courses, over different days.|
|Marathon Mile sponsored by Jersey Development Company||Can you take on the fastest mile in its inauguration year? Can you get close to Roger Bannisters’ four minute-mile barrier? Can you run one mile in a fancy-dress costume with your friends? Or can your entire sports club set the best average club time? Whatever your reason to run, we look forward to welcoming all runners aged 6+; short distance athletes, charity runners, school runners, fundraisers, club runners and many more to take on the Marathon Mile Challenge!|
On completion of the challenge distance, runners will submit proof of their challenge time and distance to the organisers. In return, participants will receive a finisher medal, technical t-shirt as well as other additional finisher goodies. All finishers’ times will be displayed on the event website.
Good luck to all participants, have fun and stay safe!