Marathon Mile sponsored by Jersey Development Company

The Marathon Mile – Run from Home Challenge is a virtually managed event taking place between 1 – 16 October 2020, that allows runners of all abilities aged 6+ to participate in a fun one mile run from their home areas. 
Have you got what it takes to take on the mile distance in one of our pre-determined courses or perhaps a course of your own? We look forward to welcoming all short distance athletes, charity runners, school runners, fundraisers and many more to take on the Marathon Mile – Run From Home!

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MArathon mile Essential Information

The Marathon Mile Run from Home Essential Information can be viewed on the below link. It is important every runner reads this prior to participating in the challenge.

Should you have a question that is not answered by the following documents, then please do not hesitate to email us.

What you get

Runners in the Marathon Mile must be at least 6 years of age on the day of the challenge.

Entry for the Marathon Mile Run At Home will cost £10 per person.

  • Access to our free online training plans *Courtesy of Healthaus/Ronhill
  • Access to our free online training advise *Courtesy of Healthaus/Ronhill
  • Online Registration fees
  • Personalised Digital Race Bib (To be emailed to runners)
  • Exclusive finisher medal
  • Exclusive finisher t-shirt
  • Complimentary postage for Jersey/UK/Guernsey runners. *There will be a supplementary charge of £5.00 for International/EU postage
  • Complimentary Ice Cream token for the first 200 registered Jersey resident runners only *
  • Entry into our random prize draw!
  • Access to a finishers e-goodie bag filled with plenty of discounts
  • We operate under the UK Athletics License for Virtual Challenges

Safe Jersey Courses

To support Jersey based runners, organisers will be setting up a measured course on Jersey’ Waterfront. Other course options will also be published here soon.

It will be a circular course, allowing for family members to time runners at the start and finish line. The course will be marked with branded signage so that all runners will need to do is time themselves with a stopwatch, which can be found on any smart photo or digital watch.

A photo / video of the final time and runner crossing the finish line with provide the proof we need. More details to follow on this course.

Further information will be published on in due course.

Marathon Mile - Age Group Finals

The top 5 fastest male and female Marathon Mile times that are submitted from each age category will be invited to attend a showcase final Marathon Mile race on Jersey’s waterfront on Wednesday 14 October between 3 – 6pm

The age categories are as followed;

  • 6 – 8 years Male/Female
  • 9 – 12 years Male/Female
  • 13 – 15 years Male/Female
  • 16 – 18 years Male/Female
  • 19+ years Male/Female

How to Qualify

To qualify for the ’fastest’ Marathon Mile Age Group Challenge, you must submit your recorded time to the organisers before 9am on Monday 12 October.

Runners who successfully qualify for the Age Group Finals will be notified by email on Monday 12 October. Final race times will be confirmed in this email.

In line with the Government of Jersey’s Safe Event Framework we strongly discourage spectators attending the live race, we are therefore limiting spectators to one person per runner to be included within our total numbers of 40 people at any given time on an event. Please follow us on social media as we will be posting regular updates on on the day!


As this is a challenge, there will not be any prizes awarded for placings. Instead, we will be offering a comprehensive random prize draw, with plenty of prizes up for grabs. We will be sharing more details on this area shortly.

Prizes will be awarded to the male and female winners of the Marathon Mile – Age Group Finals. Prizes to be confirmed in due course.


The Run from Home Challenge will bring together a community of runners from all around the world and we would like to share your challenge stories, your fundraising efforts and learn more about your #RunfromHome course.

We encourage all runners to share their digital challenge race bibs, (this will be emailed to runners in due course), running images, fundraising pages /efforts and course views all on social media.

Tag us in all your social media posts @jerseymarathon and use the hashtags #JerseyMarathon #RunfromHome #RunforaReason #RuntoInspire #LoveYourWaterfront #JerseyWaterfront

About Jersey Development Company

Our role as the Government of Jersey’s property development arm is to complete the development of the St Helier Waterfront and regenerate government-owned property that is no longer required for the delivery of public services.

We are also responsible for the delivery and maintenance of the Waterfront Estate, creating high quality open spaces to bring the community together. The quality and extent of these public open spaces provides an excellent arena for various events. These areas include: Les Jardins de la Mer, Marina Gardens, Weighbridge Square, Trenton Square and the promenades.

JDC actively encourages and offers support for the Waterfront Estate to be used for a variety of community and charity events. The public spaces we have created around the Waterfront, help to build a stronger and more vibrant St. Helier and also promotes an outdoor active lifestyle.

The Marathon Mile sponsored by Jersey Development Company starts at 10:00hrs in St Helier. A special one lap course around the streets of St Helier is designed just for the Marathon Mile and the race is both a great competition and a fun way to take part in the day.

The change of classification now offers the benefit to welcome younger children from aged 6+. We also look forward to welcoming short distance athletes, charity runners, school runners, fundraisers and many more to take on the NEW Marathon Mile!

We are also offering a new prize for the FASTEST time. Can you get close to Roger Bannisters four minute-mile barrier? Or perhaps you might take on the challenge to beat the Men’s world record of 3:43:13 or the Woman’s world record of 4:12:33.