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Runners prepare to kick up a storm on the sand dunes

Runners prepare to kick up a storm on the sand dunes

Friday 16 October 2015

Runners prepare to kick up a storm on the sand dunes

There are just hours left to get your name down for tomorrow's big endurance race through the Sand dunes.

You’ve got until midnight tonight to register online for the gruelling Sand Storm Adventure Race that kicks off again in the grounds of the Simon Sand & Gravel Quarry in St. Ouen’s Bay.

Hundreds will be putting themselves through the course and will have more than sand in their toes to contend with. They'll be throwing themselves over walls, navigating water obstacles and slides, crawling under barbed wire, and carrying sand bags and the organisers are promising a few new surprises this time around to keep competitors on their toes.


This time around you can choose your distance and compete in either the Trooper 6k or the Hero 9k on your own or in a team and there's also a Cadet 2k for youngsters aged 9-15.

Race Organiser Sean Kinsella said: “We know there are plenty of people who have just trained hard in order to take on the Jersey Marathon challenge, so what we are saying now is, ‘you’ve done the fitness training, so now come and have some fun with us and experience the fulfilling world of adventure racing.’”


Competitors will be raising money for local charity Autism Jersey who have put in a team of their own.

Autism Jersey’s Fundraiser Beth Gallichan said: “We are delighted to benefit from this seasons Sand Storm. 2015 celebrates our 10-year anniversary; we aim to inspire others to be Awesome for Autism. We cannot think of a more Awesome challenge than the Sand Storm Adventure Race to get islanders pushing their limits to support our cause and have a staff team signed up!

“Funds will help provide a variety of support services and information to both children and adults in Jersey with autism, currently estimated to be over 1000 people, as well as supporting families and carers and professionals by providing training and increasing awareness autism.”

You can sign up for tomorrow's race here.

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