Round The Rock Ultra

The original Channel Isles Ultra Marathon

2020 Entries here:

2021 Entries Open Here:

Where – Starting at The Steam Clock, St Helier, Jersey


2020 Edition – 8/8/20 6am

2021 Edition – 7/8/20 6am

UTMB Points (Solo Race): 3

Solo Race – £60

2020 Start List: Here

2021 Start List: Here

GPX Course File: Here

2 Man Relay – £80

Scroll down for relay info

5 Man Relay – £150

Scroll down for relay info

Marathon – £45

Marathon info

1/2 Marathon – £30

1/2 Marathon info

Course Record

Male – Paul Martelletti – 05:42.59 (2016)

Female – Mel Varvel – 07:15.57 (2013)

Jersey is famous for many things: potatoes, Bergerac and cows being the most obvious, but Round the rock is an unforgettable gem of a race that will literally take your breath away.

We have Solo, relay, marathon and half marathon options and the race starts in St Helier. The route hugs the coast of Jersey in an anti clock wise direction and runners are in for a treat: beautiful scenery, rare wildlife, and friendly runners are par for the course. Whilst the island itself is only 9 miles by 5 the route is 48 miles. Be sure to not miss out on this and sign up today!

Trail Monkey are so excited to be taking over this iconic Channel Isles race after the great job Digby Ellis-Brecknell has done in creating this race and then keeping it going for the last 9 years. We are so looking forward to the tenth anniversary of the race in 2020 and hope you can join us to celebrate!

The race starts from the Steam Clock in St Helier and follows the coastal road past the first check point at St Catherine’s Breakwater, overlooking the Normandy Coastline. The route then switches from tarmac to trail with the cliff paths that start at Rozel and then take in the the stunning granite cliffs of the North Coast then after this the golden sands of St. Ouen’s Bay.  We then go on to the beautiful South Coast, with St Brelaides and St Aubins and finally on to the finish. The route is stunning but challenging so do not be fooled: At approximately 48 miles (77Km) and approx 5000ft of ascent this race is a landmark challenge for all who take part!! 

Round The Rock has proved a favourite for many and they return year after year to soak up the relaxed atmosphere and testing course. Round The Rock is perfect race for those wanting to step up the distance and enter the ultra world or as training for a longer event.

General Information

Course Profile

Course Info

Event Media


Check out this great video from from 2017 –  it perfectly captures the essence of Round the Rock.

Declared the 7th most beautiful trail-race in the world by in 2016!

Declared 4th best UK Trail Race in Outdoor Fitness Magazine in 2019

Race Reports and Reviews

– A nice race report here from local runner Steve Hayes on the Ultra Running Community website.

– Steve Way’s account of his record breaking run (5hrs 45) around the island in 2015 here

– Dan Doherty’s race report of his win from the inaugural 2011 race  here

-Tobias Mews’ article in British Airways Inflight magazine here

Relay Around The Rock!

Ultra Relay Entry

RtR Ultra Relay

Relay Team Entries Now Open for 2020!

Are you ready to settle a score and claim a victory over your competitors? Relay Around the Rock is your opportunity!!

Relay Options as follows:

-5 x Relay option – Approx 10 miles each. – £150 per team

-2 x Relay option – Approx 24 miles each. – £80 per team

We challenge you to go head-to-head with competitors over a 48-mile ultra-marathon course.

Entry is now open for the team element of the Round the Rock ultra-marathon that will this year take place on Saturday 8 August 2020 covering 48 miles of Jersey’s coastline.

Previous ultra-marathon experience not necessary – as part of the 5 man relay team you’ll only face one leg of the 48 mile course. A great way to get involved with the event and see what this trail running lark is all about!