The Island Walk will be held on Saturday 15 June 2024. The Main Walk, Relay and Lieutenant Governor’s Challenge start point is Elizabeth Harbour Ferry Terminal, St Helier. There is the ability to register on the morning from 02:00am and the walk starts at 03:00am. Pre-registered walkers are asked to be at the start 30 minutes before the start time. Please note that all walkers must start at 03:00 am and your entry will not be recognised unless you pass through the scanning gate at this time.

For Registered walkers the Lieutenant Governors walk will start at the Elizabeth Harbour Ferry Terminal, St Helier at 03:00am, with the Main Walk and Relay.

We hope to arrange some discounts and preferential rates for walkers and will keep walkers posted.

There are no maximum limits, but we do limit the main walk to those who are aged 10 or over given the size of the task – if you are under the age of 16 we also require that you are accompanied by an adult over the age of 18.


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Yes. Once you are registered you will receive an email confirming your details; on the Thursday and Friday before the Walk each walker may collect their Walk pack from the official finish marquee at the Waterfront, St Helier.

Each walker (or relay team) pack also contains a checkpoint card bearing your number and barcode. Attach it to the lanyard (supplied) because you will need to have it scanned at each Checkpoint. If you do not scan your checkpoint card, we cannot keep track of you, or provide you with a breakdown of your time between checkpoints.

We adopt a “gun start”, so every walker is taken as starting at the official start time of 03:00am. Your progress throughout the walk is recorded when you have your checkpoint card scanned at each Checkpoint. Your official finish time will be recorded when you checkpoint card is scanned at the finish. However we must point out that the Island Walk is not a race but a personal challenge and running is not encouraged.

All you need to do is keep your checkpoint card on you and cross the start and finish line.

If you decide to drop out from the walk you should try to retire at a Checkpoint. The Checkpoint officials will make sure that your retirement is recorded. If you have to retire between Checkpoints then you should contact Walk Control on the number on the back of the Map.

Every walker should download the Race Nation app, there is a GPS route that shows you where you are. An A4 map with important details about checkpoint opening hours and directions can be downloaded under FAQ. Island Walk Map.

You are free to listen to musical equipment on the cliff paths but this equipment must be switched off when walking on public roads or in the vicinity of Checkpoints. When in the vicinity of walk officials or the police this equipment must be switched off so that you are able to hear any instructions given.

Friends and family are welcome to check on your progress at the designated Checkpoints but we would discourage them from walking with you on the route. With an average of 1,200 registered walkers on the course each year, the paths are already busy.

Although we do not ban dogs we would discourage their participation as 48.1 miles is a huge distance for your average pooch. If you do want to bring your dog you must disclose this at the time of registration and be aware that the organisers will not take any responsibility whatsoever for them on the Island Walk. Should your dog require any assistance while on the Island Walk it is entirely your responsibility to find the necessary help.

Yes. St Johns Ambulance will have a permanent station at the Finish and a roaming ambulance service. Jersey Ambulance Service will also have a fixed base at the Noirmont Checkpoint. Checkpoint managers do NOT maintain first aid packs and we strongly suggest you bring along your own plasters, suncream etc and carry any medication you may need on you and not leave in your rucksack.

Water is provided at each checkpoint as detailed on the Walker Map but to reduce plastic we suggest you carry a water bottle.

Yes. There are toilet facilities at every Checkpoint. There are also frequent public toilets around the course.

If you do not want to carry your bag we will transport it for you between Checkpoints.

On arrival at a Checkpoint you will find your bag at the ‘Bag In’ area.

When leaving a Checkpoint you must ensure that your bag is moved to the ‘Bag Out’ area so that it is moved onward to the next Checkpoint.

Please note that bags will not be available at the White Rock, Devil's Hole, Greve de Lecq and St Aubins Checkpoints.

Yes. Massage therapists will be available at the Les Fontaine Checkpoint and the Finish.

All town car parks should be available as normal, but please note that charges may be applicable – you can check the live status of car parks on the Government Website


If not using an online facility please pay your sponsorship money into the Trust bank account with Lloyds Bank, account ‘The Around the Island Walk Trust’, Sort Code: 30-94-61 Number 59444068.

Keep an eye on the website for final details.