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 18 races run internationally. This is our third race held in Jersey and we hope to see people of all abilities walk, wheel, jog or run their way to the finish line. In 2019, we were thrilled to welcome over 1000 participants, over 1% of the Jersey population!


Last year's event went virtual as a result of COVID-19, enabling all 18 Races (and 18 new races) across the world to join RBC Race for the Kids virtually. This took place over the same weekend, raising over CAD$5m for youth charities when they need it the most.


We are excited to announce our new charity partner for 2021, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. This year's event will raise money for their Future Conservationists Programme and Nature Connection at Jersey Zoo, helping to improve mental health and wellbeing of Jersey’s youth. Applications are now open for this programme, please click here to apply (Closing date 12th September).

Will Jersey Government COVID-19 restrictions impact the Race?

We will continue to work closely with Jersey Government to ensure we deliver RBC Race for the Kids Jersey in a safe and secure manner. We will implement a 3 wave system for participants, to ensure a safe Fan Zone warm up and premium race experience for all. Wave colours are allocated when registering for the event. For anybody that registered before Monday 6th September, you will automatically be allocated to the blue wave. Wave timings will be as follows:


11:00 – 11:45     Arrival to Fan Zone - Blue wave

11:45 – 11:55     Warm up

12:00 – 12:05    Blue wave start race

12:15 – 12:30     Arrival to Fan Zone - Red wave

12:30 – 12:40    Warm up Red wave

12:45 – 12:50     Red wave start race

13:00 – 13:15     Arrival to Fan Zone - Green wave

13:15 – 13:25     Warm up green wave

13:30 – 13:35     Green wave start race

We would highly recommend collecting your Race pack ahead of the event as access to the Fan Zone will be restricted on Race day.


If for any reason the Race is unable to take place, we will be offering a full refund.


Will the event still go ahead if the weather conditions are bad?

The safety of all Race participants is paramount and we will continue to monitor weather conditions on the run up to the event. If the Race has to be cancelled due to bad weather, participants will be offered a full refund.

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. If you are feeling full of energy on the day, you are welcome to join the 5k course, even if you have only signed up to the 2.5K.


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. Please note access to the Fan Zone will be restricted ahead of the Race. 


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 will go ahead in 3 waves as mentioned above, blue numbers will start at noon. Each wave are invited to arrive at the Fan Zone at their allocated times and take part in the pre-event activities! The Fan Zone will be open throughout the weekend with live entertainment, food trucks, children’s activities, giveaways and more! Access to this area is free and open to everyone* but food, drink and some activities will have a cost associated.

* Fan Zone capacity will be restricted throughout the weekend in order to provide a safe environment for all, therefore entry may be restricted at peak times.

When do I get my complimentary t-shirt and Race pack?

Your t-shirt and Race pack will be available to collect from the RBC office reception, Gaspe House, 08:00 – 18:00 Thursday 16th & Friday 17th September. Over the race weekend, collection can be made from the RBC tent in the Fan Zone 10:00 - 18:00, Saturday 18 September. On Sunday 19, Race pack collection will be limited to 45mins before your Race start time, this is due to capacity restrictions in the Fan Zone.

We would highly recommend collecting your Race pack ahead of the event as access to the Fan Zone will be restricted on Race day.


This year, in order to be more sustainable the contents of the Race packs will be optional at registration. We encourage participants to wear their own RBC Race for the Kids T shirts from previous years or your own T shirt, as well as bring your own water bottle.


Please look out for Race day emails containing further instruction 1 week 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 make a difference to Jersey youth by promoting positive mental health and wellbeing. Your registration fee will go directly to Durrell but by fundraising on top, you will be helping to fund Training and education of the next generation of conservation leaders. For the JustGiving page, please click here.

For great fundraising tips and tricks check out Durrell's fundraising pack here.

Or if you would like to download your own fundraising form, 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 belongings 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 other areas close to the race route. We advise that you arrive with your water bottle topped up and ready to Race!


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 fourth year we have run RBC Race for the Kids in Jersey and with your support we hope to raise a significant amount to help Durrell to fund vital projects supporting Jersey youth, whilst helping to improve mental health and wellbeing . Globally RBC Race for the Kids events have so far raised over £38 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.

COVID safety:

Although many of the legal restrictions for this event have now been removed, we are looking to implement a number of best practice safety measures to further reduce the risk of COVID transmission while bringing crowds and participants together.

Please do you bit by taking a lateral flow test prior to arrival at the event, and by staying at home if you have any of the recognised COVID symptoms or feel at all unwell.