Ravenscroft Relay Race

The Ravenscroft Relay Race – Run from Home Challenge is a virtually managed event taking place between 1 – 16 October 2020, that allows runners of all abilities to team up and take on a section of a marathon distance from their home areas. Runners will select their own course and complete their relay distance at their own pace, over one day . Teams have the option to make their own mini (physically distanced) event and run together on the same day.

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Ravenscroft Relay Essential Information

The Ravenscroft Relay Race 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.

Entry Fee and Runner Rewards

Runners in the Relay Race must be at least 15 years of age on the day of the challenge.

Entry for the Ravenscroft Relay Race Run From Home will cost £100 per team.

Please note that while we encourage teams to run for the official event charities and good causes we equally respect the fact that teams may sometimes wish to run for charities and causes of their own choice. This is allowed and all we ask is that you clearly indicate which charity you are running for when registering.

What you get:

  • 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
  • £10 donation to Future Makers 
  • Exclusive finisher medal 
  • Exclusive finisher t-shirt 
  • Exclusive Ravenscroft Jellybeans 
  • Entry into our random prize draw! 
  • Complimentary postage for Jersey/UK/Guernsey runners. *There will be a supplementary charge of £5.00 for International/EU postage
  • Access to a finishers e-goodie bag filled with plenty of discounts
  • The Run from Home Challenge operates under a UK Athletics License for Virtual Challenges 

Relay Race Section Distances

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Industry Cups

As part of the Ravenscroft Relay Race – Run from Home Challenge, we are pleased to confirm that the Industry Cups will be incorporated within the challenge. Teams should make sure that they select their industry sector from the below list when the register their entry:

  • Bank Cup
  • Investment Cup
  • Law Cup
  • Trust Cup
  • Accountant Cup
  • Government of Jersey Cup

The fastest relay team times recorded in each industry sector will be awarded the Industry Cup, which will be held for one year.

To qualify for an Industry Cup category, all team members must work (full-time, part-time or contract) for the same organisation. For the Government of Jersey Cup, team members must work for a government department, this will emergency services and some schools (where they receive Government funding)

Presentation of the Industry Cups will be done after the event, and all winning teams will be notified of their success by email.

Runner changes/ drop outs:

Can I make a substitute before the challenge?

To change your runners information you need to log into your Race Nation account to invite your runner to your teams page.

Please click here for guidance

The Jersey Cup - Grand Finale


The Jersey Cup – Grand Finale is a competitive showcase race for a single member of Jersey’s fastest Relay Teams (Male, Female and Mixed team categories). It is a stand-alone event that is organised for Jersey based teams only* and will see one runner* from each team take the 9.2km distance that is equivalent to the distance of the final leg of the Ravenscroft Relay Race. (*The event has been designed to comply with the Government of Jersey’s policy for events and mass gatherings)

How do Teams Qualify? 

Relay teams will qualify for The Jersey Cup – Grand Finale race through the submission process of the Run from Home Challenge, where the ten fastest Male, Female and Mixed Teams will be invited to compete in the Grand Finale Race. 30 teams in total will feature.

All relay team runners (1-5) must have entered the Ravenscroft Relay Race, completed their distances on their own course and submitted proof of their times to organisers before 9am on Monday 12 October in order to be considered for qualification for the live Jersey Cup race. Only a total time for five different runners will be considered.

All details will be confirmed on your invitation, which will be sent on Monday 12 October.

When and Where will the Race Take Place? 

The Relay Race Grand finale will take place on Wednesday 14 October between noon – 2pm starting on Jersey’s Waterfront and heading on the footpath towards St Aubin before turning and returning to the Waterfront for the finish. *Please note that due to Government policy, we are unfortunately not able to welcome any spectators or other team members to watch the race. Please follow us on social media as we will be posting regular updates during the day.  

Which Team Member Should Run and are they Prizes? 

Relay teams can select any runner from their team to represent their relay team in the grand finale race. The winning team in each category, Male, Female and Mixed will receive a team trophy.


Whilst this is a challenge, we will recognise team performance. To qualify for a prize all runners of the relay team must run on public footpaths and not public roads, to ensure runners are safe. We will be awarding the winning relay teams a single team trophy of the categories;

  • Male – 1st / 2nd / 3rd
  • Female – 1st / 2nd / 3rd
  • Mixed – 1st / 2nd / 3rd

We will also be offering a comprehensive random prize draw, with plenty of prizes up for grabs. We will be sharing more details on this area shortly.

Results Submission

Each relay team will be required to submit data for each runner to prove each person has completed the relay distance. All results will need to be submitted to the organisers via the Race Nation App or Desktop. Results can be uploaded via your Race Nation account by the following methods;

  • Manual (Submit an image of your proof)
  • Through the Race Nation Timing App/Desktop
  • Through Strava you can upload your results to your Race Nation Account.

    All results must be uploaded with proof of distance and time. Medals, t-shirts and goodies will not be sent out if results have not been submitted. Before uploading your results, you will need to claim your RaceNation account. The below links explain how you can claim your account and upload your results.

A Community Connected

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

About Ravenscroft

Ravenscroft is an independently owned investment services group based in the Channel Islands, which has £7.36bn of assets under administration for both private and institutional clients from around the world.
We tailor portfolios depending on our clients’ aims, objectives, knowledge and experience.

We pride ourselves on getting to know our clients and forging genuine relationships with them so we are able to create value for them in the long term.By fostering a reputation for exceptional customer service, integrity and accountability, it is our aim to build the leading Channel Islands’ based investment services firm.

We are firm believers that investment opportunities should be accessible for anybody who wishes to pursue them. Our services include execution only trading, advisory investment services, discretionary investment management, market making, corporate finance services, cash management and the dealing in and storage of gold, silver, platinum and palladium via BullionRock.
Ravenscroft employs more than 100 people across the group. We have offices in Guernsey and Jersey and a presence in the UK following the 2015 acquisition of a 75% stake in Peterborough-based A Vartan Limited, which was rebranded Vartan Ravenscroft.

Ravenscroft is a significant supporter of the communities within which it operates. As our presence in Jersey has grown so has our support of sport, charities and community events and we are proud to be the main sponsor of the Lions Swimarathon, JS Juniors, Jersey Hospice’s Tour of Jersey, True Grit WetWheels Challenge and the Jersey Marathon Relay Race. We are also supporters of Super League Triathlon and The Weekender.