Frequently asked questions
What is RBC Race for the Kids?
RBC Race for the Kids is a 2.5K/5K family fun run in Jersey. Race for the Kids is a global event with 15 races run internationally. This is our second race held in Jersey and we hope to see people of all abilities walk, wheel, jog or run their way to the finish line. Last year, we were thrilled to welcome over 700 participants! We are excited to continue our partnership with Mind Jersey, and the event will raise money for their youth participation group Youthful Minds, ensuring that the voices of children and young people experiencing mental health problems are heard and listened to in mental health services.
Will the event still go ahead if the weather conditions are bad?
Come rain or shine, this year's RBC Race for the Kids will still be taking place! We will ensure it is as accessible as possible to all and take all necessary steps to ensure it is as safe and enjoyable - whatever the weather. Please do dress appropriately; wearing layers under your race t-shirts if you think you'll be cold. Water will be provided as well as first aiders along the route to ensure the race is safe, accessible and enjoyable for all.
Can we enter as a team?
Yes, people can take part in teams or individually. Entering as a team is an exciting way of taking part, why not get some friendly competition going?
How long is the course?
There are two options; five kilometres, which is approximately 3 miles or 2.5K which is approximately 1.5 miles. You can choose your preferred option when you register. Participants can walk, run, jog, wheel or push a pushchair around the course whilst they take in the views from Elizabeth Marina.
How much does it cost?
Adult (16+) registration to the race is £10.00 and for children (5-15 years of age) it is £5.00. Infants under five can take part for free.
Who can take part?
The event is open to people of all ages and abilities from babies in pushchairs, grandparents and wheelchair racers, everyone is welcome to walk, run, scoot or wheel their way around the course. There is no age limit but if you’re under the age of 16 then you will need a parent or guardian’s consent.
Can we bring our pet dogs?
Yes, you are very welcome to bring your pet dog to the event but they must remain on a lead at all times.
What is the wheelchair and pushchair access?
The route has been specially designed to be accessible to all and will take you through Elizabeth Marina. Please note that some of the Fan Zone will be located on grass areas.
Are there any activities on the day?
There will be plenty of family friendly activities and entertainment on the day located in the Fan Zone including live entertainment, food trucks, children’s activities, giveaways and more! Access to this area is free and open to everyone but food and drink and some activities will have a cost associated.
The RBC Super League Triathlon Jersey will be taking place throughout the weekend so make sure to catch some of the action. For the race schedule, please click here.
What time does it start?
The race starts at 12:00 but get there early to take part in the pre-event activities! The Fan Zone will be open throughout the day with live entertainment, food trucks, children’s activities, giveaways and more! Access to this area is free and open to everyone but food and drink and some activities will have a cost associated.
When do I get my complimentary t-shirt?
Your t-shirt and event day information pack will be available to collect from the RBC office reception, Gaspe House, 08:00 – 18:00 Thursday 26th & Friday 27th September. Over the race weekend, collection can be made from the RBC tent in the Fan Zone. Please look out for Race day emails containing further instruction 1-2 weeks before the Race.
Do I have to fundraise?
We haven’t set any minimum fundraising targets but we would love you to fundraise to help us to make a difference to Jersey youth experiencing mental health problems. Your registration fee (minus a minimal admin charge) will go directly to Mind Jersey but by fundraising on top, you will be helping to fund vital projects supporting local youth with mental health concerns. For the JustGiving page, please click here.
Will there be changing or baggage facilities?
There are no changing or storage facilities at the event so please arrive ready to race and keep your belonging with you or leave them with friends and family who are spectating.
Will there be refreshments?
Refreshments will be available from the Fan Zone and one area close to the race route. There will be drinks stations on the course.
Do I get a medal?
As you cross the finish line you’ll be given a RBC Race for the Kids medal.
How much is it expected to raise and where will the money go?
This is the second year we have run RBC Race for the Kids in Jersey and with your support we hope to raise a significant amount to help Mind Jersey to fund vital projects supporting local youth with mental health concerns. Globally RBC Race for the Kids events have so far raised over £26 million for children’s and youth charities around the world.
Will there be first aid?
Yes there will be first aiders including paramedics as well as security staff and water will also be provided on the day. The event is designed to be fun and open to all abilities so we encourage people to stay at their own pace and enjoy the day. We also ask runners to provide emergency contact details for family and friends on the back of their running number.