The race , which is split into three categories, Marathon, Relay Race and 3K Fun Run, attracted some 2,700 entrants in 2017 with over 50% of marathon runners coming from off the Island.
With a professional yet friendly atmosphere the event welcomes a variety of runner types, elite athletes compete for prize money and times, while corporate teams vie for the prestige of winning the trophy and many others compete to do something truly amazing for the benefit of others.
As a firm fixture in islander’s calendars, all runners can expect huge support from local residents around the entire route, and to quote a recent runner ‘ The Jersey Marathon is a small race with a very big atmosphere’.
The event starts and finishes in the ‘Weighbridge’ area, in the heart of St Helier, Jersey’s capital. Crossing the finish line in Jersey is a special occasion, with large crowds and full media presence runners can expect a thunderous reception as they complete the course.