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The Trail Monkey Derby - 24 Hour Race - Solo or Relay

What: Trail Monkey Derby – 24 Hour Race

Where: Les Landes Race Course

When: Saturday 29th June – Race Start at 2pmRace Format: Teams of 1, 2, 5 or 8 run loops on the Les Landes race course for 24 hours – the teams in each category who run the most laps are the winners!

The Course

The course is made up of a 1 mile loop set at Les Landes Race Track near Grosnez castle on the NW coast of Jersey. It is a beautiful backdrop to a challenge that will challenge you physically and mentally.


  • On site parking
  • Camping for competitors to rest up during the challenge
  • Event catering for hungry competitors and spectators alike
  • Toilet facilities onsite
  •  Music sound system to keep you motivated!
  •  On course water station
  • Chip timed lap counting
  • Fully marshalled event and course

Entry to The Event

  • Solo – £65
  • Pairs – £100 per team
  • 5 Man Relay – £50 per runner
  • 8 Man Relay – £50 per runner

Each competitor will get a race t-shirt, race medal, race timing and a marshalled event. We will also provide water stations and light snacks – however competitors will need to provide their own food for the 24 hours period or purchase food from the onsite event catering truck.

The Rules

1. Categories

  • Solo – Male and Female
  • 2 Man Relay – Male, Female and Mixed
  • 5 Man Relay – Male, Female and Mixed
  • 8 Man Relay – Mixed Teams Only

Once racing begins there can be no change to the team line up. The order in which the runners go on course can change but team members cannot be substituted.

2. Solo Runners

Soloists, obviously, race on their own for the 24 hours. Soloists can take breaks as they require but must only leave and re-join the course at the start /finish arch once they have crossed the timing mats. They should let the timing staff know if they will be off course for more than a few minutes (e.g. if taking a rest period) and also when they resume. Any time off course will be added to their next lap when they continue.

3. Team Runners Handover

Runners can only change over at the designated area at the start/finish zone. When Runner A is out on course, Runner B needs to be ready at the changeover area when A is due to complete his lap(s). Runner A will come in after their lap and hand the exchange baton to runner B before he starts the next lap. If the on course runner intends to run more than one lap they will be able to pass over the timing mats (to register the lap) and continue. If no runner is there to hand over to (e.g. they are still asleep in their tent) the runner on course can either elect to run another lap or to go and find them.

If a runner drops out of your team tell the start/finish staff so they can be struck off the register. Remember your team can’t get a result unless everyone has raced a lap. (This excludes serious injury)

4. Race Numbers

Race numbers must be worn while racing. Please be sure to write your emergency details on the reverse of the race number, include an emergency contact number, any medication you are taking at the time of the event, also any known allergies you have. If a competitor is found on course without their race number on, their lap will be discounted from the race.

5. The Baton

The relay baton must be carried by the ‘on course’ runner at all times. Losing the baton will incur a time penalty with the incoming runner having to wait 5 minutes before being given a new baton to hand over.

6. Minimum Laps

Each registered runner must complete at least one lap during the 24 hours for the teams score to count. There is no maximum number of laps.

If taking a break please leave the course after crossing the timing mats and tell the timing official that you are taking a rest break. This time off course will be added to the next lap when you, or another team member, return to continue

7. Lights

Being a 24 hour race it’s going to get dark and all racers on course between sunset and sunrise must have a working light be it head torch or hand held unit. Bear in mind there will be about nine hours of darkness please make sure your lights are charged and will see you through the whole night. 

8. Finish

The Trail Monkey Derby 24 hour officially finishes at 2pm on Sunday. So long as a runner starts a lap before the 24 hours have elapsed that lap will count in their total lap score once completed. Teams can declare at any point (if all team members have run one lap) and their total laps completed will still stand.

The winning team will be the one that completes the most laps in the shortest time.

9. Results
The provisional results will be posted online as soon as possible after the completion of the race for everyone to review.

10. Cheating

Cheating will not be tolerated. Substituting unregistered runners, cutting through the tapes, taking short cuts and any other cheating will result in instant disqualification of the runner (if a soloist) or the complete team.

11. Quiet Time

Between 11:00PM and 07:00AM please keep the noise on the campsite to a minimum. Please consider everyone on site.

12. Medical Aid

There will be a qualified medical team on site to deal with medical emergencies for the duration of the event. The First Aid point will be stationed in the main arena. All race marshals will be able to radio for help if necessary.

13. Problems During the Race

If you have any problems while actually racing or encounter a fellow competitor having problems please tell the next race marshal so assistance can be called if required. 

Timetable of Events

Friday 28th June – Race Registration Opens @12pm Venue to be confirmed
Saturday 29th June
12pm Les Landes open to competitors
2pm Race Starts
Sunday 30th June
2pm Race Ends


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