With only 30 days to go until RBC Super League Jersey 2018, #theislandbreak is gearing up to welcome back the global event.
Super League Triathlon will return to Jersey’s Waterfront from 28-30 September. 50 of the world’s best triathletes will compete. Alongside the professional races this year will be a chance for the public to take part in the Age Group races.
The partnership between Super League Triathlon and Jersey secures Jersey’s position on the map as a host destination for international sports events. Over 2,000 visitors attended Super League Triathlon in 2017. The ambition is to grow this number in 2018.
Welcoming Super League Triathlon back to Jersey, following last year’s inaugural event, Economic Development Tourism, Sport and Culture Minister, Senator Lyndon Farnham, said:
“I am delighted to welcome the return of Super League Triathlon after a very successful inaugural event last year. Hosting this event showcases Jersey to a global audience and introduces the island to new generations of potential visitors. Large international events like this are good for our island in many ways. The economic, social, sporting and cultural benefits they bring are important for the further development of our visitor economy in the shoulder and winter months and our aim is to secure more of them in the years ahead.”
Michal D’hulst, co-founder and CEO of Super League Triathlon, commented:
“We are very excited to be back in Jersey for the first event of this year’s Super League Triathlon Championship series. The warm welcome and iconic destination of Jersey provides the perfect start to the season and we are looking forward to offering fans from near and far an even bigger and better spectacle this year.”
Meryl Le Feuvre, Head of Product, Events Jersey, added:
“Jersey is a paradise for those who enjoy outdoor living; it’s so easy to engage in sports on land, on, or in, the water, and at the seashore. Sporting visitors to events such as RBC Super League Jersey, Breca SwimRun and the Jersey Marathon tend to spend more per night than other visitors. They discover our island year-round, staying in our hotels, eating in our restaurants and exploring our island.”
Super League Triathlon is free to attend for spectators. New for 2018, Super League Triathlon will host a wide selection of entertainment, food and games to the world-class event. The JT Fan Zone will be based on the lawn above the Waterfront car park and will include three days of free music, catering from Jersey suppliers, a Tech Zone with games to play, and an activity-filled Kids’ Zone, all free to enjoy.
Celebrating Super League Triathlon’s return, Jersey’s tourism industry is inspiring visitors and islanders to get active and explore #theislandbreak with micro-tri adventures, on the water, on two wheels and on-foot. There’s a wellbeing programme to revitalise, refuel and recoveras part of the Festival of Words, also timed for September, featuring author of ‘Eat, Drink, Run’, the Sunday Times no 1 bestselling author Bryony Gordon. Further information can be found at www.jersey.com/victory-lap
Sport, whether spectating or participating, can provide a compelling reason to visit a destination. Whether it is a rugby supporter travelling to an away-game, an avid golfer trying their luck on a challenging course for the first time or a cycling enthusiast enjoying some leisurely rides while on holiday.