Thames Path Challenge

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A truly epic event. Walk, jog or run up to 100km, 50k, 28 or 22km along England's most iconic and greatest river. This is a special individual and team event which is engulfed in culture, history and quite stunning scenery. This event will definitely test your physical and mental strength.

Review summary

5
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  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Connor Strynkowski
"This race is amazing. Well organized, good course, and volunteers were all..."
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Distances in this event

  1. Full 100km (Continuous)

    Run 100km
    £15–£198
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  2. Full 100km (Over 2 Days)

    Run 100km
    £15–£198
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  3. 50km - 1st Half

    Run 50km
    £10–£129
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  4. 50km - 2nd Half

    Run 50km
    £10–£129
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  5. 28km - 1st Quarter

    Run 28km
    £5–£79
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  6. 22km - 2nd Quarter

    Run 22km
    £5–£79
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  7. 28km - 3rd Quarter

    Run 28km
    £5–£79
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  8. 22km - 4th Quarter

    Run 22km
    £5–£79
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Thames Path Challenge routes

ALL THE COURSE'S & THE SPECIFICS

Full 100km Challenge - Fulham to Henley - Sat 7 Sept | 7-10am

DISTANCE & ELEVATION:
100km / ~350m climb

REST STOPS & MEALS: 9 Stops
• Snacks, water & hot drinks at all
• Late breakfast/lunch at 28km
• Lunch/dinner at 50km
• Dinner/breakfast at 78km
• Dinner/breakfast/lunch at 100km

Full 100km-2 Day (stop overnight) Challenge - Fulham to Henley - D1 - Sat 7 Sept | 7-10am: D2 - Sun 8 Sept | 6-8am

DISTANCE & ELEVATION:
100km / ~350m climb

REST STOPS & MEALS: 9 Stops
• Snacks, water & hot drinks at all
• Late breakfast/lunch at 28km
• Lunch/dinner at 50km
• Dinner/breakfast at 78km
• Dinner/breakfast/lunch at 100km

First Half Challenge - Fulham to Runnymede - Sat 7 Sept | 7-10am

DISTANCE & ELEVATION:
50km / ~100m climb

REST STOPS & MEALS: 4 Stops
• Snacks, water & hot drinks at all
• Late breakfast/lunch at 28km
• Lunch/dinner at 50km

Second Half Challenge - Runnymede > Henley Sun 8 Sept 6-8am OR ‘join a 100km friend’ between - Sat 7 Sept 5pm – Sun 8 Sept 8am

DISTANCE & ELEVATION:
50km / ~250m climb

REST STOPS & MEALS: 4 Stops
• Snacks, water & hot drinks at all
• Lunch/dinner at 78km (28km in)
• Lunch/dinner at 100km (50km)

1st Quarter Challenge - Fulham to Hurst Park - Sat 7 Sept | 7-10am

DISTANCE & ELEVATION:
28km

REST STOPS & MEALS: 2 Stop
• Snacks, water & hot
drinks at halfway
• Lunch at 28km finish

2nd Quarter Challenge - Hurst Park to Runnymede - Sat 7 Sept | 12pm

DISTANCE & ELEVATION:
22km (Walking only)

REST STOPS & MEALS: 2 Stop
• Snacks, water & hot
drinks at halfway
• Lunch at 50km finish
(total 22km)

3rd Quarter Challenge - Runnymede to Cookham - Sun 8 Sept | 6-8am

DISTANCE & ELEVATION:
28km

REST STOPS & MEALS: 2 Stop
• Snacks, water & hot
drinks at halfway
• Lunch at 78km finish
(total 28km)

4th Quarter Challenge - Cookham to Henley - Sun 8 Sept | 8am

DISTANCE & ELEVATION:
22km
REST STOPS & MEALS: 2 Stop
• Snacks, water & hot
drinks at halfway
• Lunch at 100k

Event details

  • Trails
  • Undulating
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Finisher’s t-shirt
  • 3000 participants

From the organizer

ONLY 100 PLACES LEFT!!

Take on the Thames Path Challenge following England's greatest river - most will walk it, many will jog, some will run it, and all will have a special reason to push themselves.

Our full Thames Path Challenge 100km route heads from Putney Bridge past Hampton Court to Runnymede of Magna Carta fame at 50km, then on past wonderful scenery that's steeped in history all the way to Henley. With half & quarter distance options - there's a challenge for everyone.

As an individual or as a team its a great way to do get fit, set a new goal, and to fundraise for a charity thats special for you if you want to. Well be with you every step of the way - from kit advice, optional training walks, to moral support and great hospitality on the day.

Whichever distance you go for, your challenge will be a real test of spirit and determination. You will be supported all the way by our team, and rewarded with an amazing sense of achievement.

It's Your Challenge Your Way - and will be fun, achievable, and rewarding.

Overview

What’s Included
  • Rest stops every 10-15km
  • Marquee cover & rest area
  • Challenge App
  • Finish times & Certificate
  • Medics & First Aid
  • Hot food, snacks & drinks
  • Chip timing & tracking
  • Full route signage & maps
  • Emergency support
  • Sports massage
  • Medal, finisher T-shirt & fizz!
  • Free shuttles from the finish
Raceday Logistics

Start times:

6:30 am - Runners

7am -10am Walkers/Joggers

Finish location: Henley-on-Thames

Finish times:

Runners - 9 - 16 hrs

Joggers - 16 - 20 hrs

Walkers - 20 - 36 hrs (max time)

Food & Rest Stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with support - including toilets, medics, Massage, changing rooms, rest areas, hot & cold drinks, snacks and much more.

  • 28km - picnic baguette lunch
  • 50km - 3 course hot meal
  • 78km - dinner / cooked breakfast
  • 100km - cooked breakfast / BBQ
  • Glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt!
  • Snacks & drinks every 10-15km

Baggage services: Pay cash on the day - no need to pre-book

Runners - FREE to half way & finish. Walkers/ Joggers - half way & finish* All - straight to finish in Henley*

Kit List

Your most comfortable running or walking gear!

Spectators

Spectators will be supporting throughout the whole event. Who know's they might give you a snack.

FAQs

What's great about this event?

This event has an amazing reputation for being extremely well organised from the start line to the finish line. The staff are extremely helpful, the catering is outstanding and all the facilities are clean tidy.

That feeling you get crossing the finishing line knowing you have just done an awesome 100k run/jog or walk. The massage comes at the 78km point which is such a relief to the participants to help them get through to the finish line.

Is there camping?

Saturday 7th September - Runnymede
Available to 2 Day Full Challengers mid-challenge & 2nd Half Challengers pre-challenge.

Full Camping Package - Includes:
• 1x 2-man tent per booking & 1x rollmat per person
• 1x breakfast (next day) per person
• 1x baggage transfer to campsite, then on to finish per person (for 2 Day Full Challengers)

Single Share - £59 / Twin Share - £85

Is there transport?
You must pre-book all additional transport options with an * in advance, once you’ve registered onto the challenge.

Full Challengers
• Shuttles for all retirees to finish from 3rd rest stop

1st Half Challengers
• Pick up/drop off parking
• Shuttles for all retirees to finish from 3rd rest stop
• After: Shuttle to Staines station

2nd Half Challengers
• Start - shuttle from Staines station*
• Pick up/ drop off parking
• After: Coach back to Runnymede after.....................£20*

1st Quarter Challengers
• After: Shuttles to Hampton Court station after

2nd Quarter Challengers
• After: Shuttles to Staines station after
• After: Coach back to Hurst Park after .........................£10*

3rd Quarter Challengers
• Pick up/drop off parking
• After: Shuttles to nearest station after
• After: Coach back to Runnymede after.....................£10*

4th Quarter Challengers
• Pick up/drop off parking
• Before: Transfer from Henley to Cookham start....£10*

How much is the baggage service?
All baggage services are paid for in cash on the morning of the Challenge - you do not need to pre-book online.
Transfers to your finish...
• Full Challengers............ £10
• Half Challengers..............£5
• Quarter Challengers.......£5
• Included for runners

What are the funding & cost options?
Option 1 - Charity Sponsorship

Pay a low registration fee & do ‘lots’ of fundraising for a chosen charity. The charity covers your event place cost.

Option 2 - Mixed Funding

For those who wish to pay more of the cost themselves, and fundraise a bit less.

Option 3 - Self Funding

You pay full event place cost when you register. No fundraising required, but you can if you wish to!

Thames Path Challenge weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

17°C
Predicted highs
12°C
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 7mph

Thames Path Challenge reviews

5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

Reasons people recommend this event

Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

Challenging course

  • C

    Connor Strynkowski

    Did the Full 100km (Continuous) in 2019

    This race is amazing. Well organized, good course, and volunteers were all amazing. The one thing that was missing was photography. I don't have a single photo from this race, and I'm a bit disappointed by that. The medals were nice, the food was good, and overall, it was a pretty wonderful day.

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