Island walkers know their times thanks to Sure

Sure is supplying WiFi technology to enable the digital tracking system for the Island Walk for the fourth year in a row.

Walkers taking on the challenge on Saturday 22 June will be able to access accurate time records thanks to Sure’s mobile ‘MiFi units’ which will be stationed at the 12 checkpoints around the island.

Race Nation will give every walker an identity card that they can use to check in at each checkpoint and the times will then be automatically recorded.

Sure’s Head of Marketing, Francesca Vadher, said: “Our engineering team has worked hard on the WiFi technology used for the walk. We know the Race Nation cards are a valuable resource for many walkers who like to see an accurate record of their time and try and beat it year-on-year so we’re pleased to supply the connectivity that enables them.”

The Island Walk, which is sponsored by TMF Group, is in its 29th year and it is one of the island’s largest fundraising events. More than 25,000 walkers have taken part and more than £2.3 million has been raised for local charities and causes since it began.

The main walk is a 48-mile lap around the island, but if that seems like too much walkers can also sign up as a relay team of up to four people. There is also an option to undertake the Lieutenant Governor’s Challenge which is kinder on the feet at the reduced distance of 13 miles.

The Island Walk is one of the iconic events of the summer. It’s an incredible physical challenge but walkers get to enjoy Jersey’s scenic coastline, sandy beaches and stunning countryside along the way.

If you fancy entering then registration is open and you can sign up with Race Nation: