Thames Path Challenge

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A truly epic event. Walk, jog or run up to 100k, 50k, 28k, or 22k 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.
Participants
Full 100k (Continuous), Full 100k (Over 2 Days), 50k - 1st Half, and 5 more
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Calendar
Sat 11th Sep 2021
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London, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Bishops Park, Bishop's Ave, Fulham, London SW6 6EA, UK
Start times
Full 100k (Continuous):
6:45am |
Full 100k (Over 2 Days):
6:45am |
50k - 1st Half:
6:45am |
50k - 2nd Half:
6:00am |
28k - 1st Quarter:
6:45am |
22k - 2nd Quarter:
12:00pm |
28k - 3rd Quarter:
6:00am |
22k - 4th Quarter:
8:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Thames Path Challenge
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22k - 2nd Quarter
PathWithPin
22km
£10.00 - £79.00
22k - 4th Quarter
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22km
£10.00 - £79.00
28k - 1st Quarter
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28km
£10.00 - £79.00
28k - 3rd Quarter
PathWithPin
28km
£10.00 - £79.00
Route information
Full 100k Continuous Challenge
Putney to Henley
Distance: 100k
Elevation: 350m
This epic challenge starts in leafy South West London along the River Thames. Entrants will follow the waterway as it meanders along to Hampton Court, Runnymede of Magna Carta Fame, and finally onto Henley-on-Thames, the home of the regatta, where a fabulous celebration full of food and family awaits.
Full Challenge over 2 Days
Putney to Runnymede to Henley
Day 1: 50k & 200m elevation
Day 2: 50k & 150m elevation
This 100k challenge breaks down the route into 2 50k sections. Day 1 starts entrants off in South West London along the Thames, and finishes at basecamp in Runnymede. Day 2 then takes entrants all the way to Henley in daylight, ensuring entrants can experience the sights in all their glory.
1st Half Challenge
Putney to Runnymede
Distance: 50k
Elevation: 200m
This 50k challenge is perfect for entrants not quite ready for the full 100k, but keeping plenty of the sights. The route meanders to Hampton Court, and onto Runnymede for a hot meal and celebration.
2nd Half Challenge
Runnymede to Henley
Distance: 50k
Elevation: 150m
The 2nd Half Challenge takes entrants along the second half of the full course. Entrants will enjoy stunning sights as they travel from Runnymede through Cookham all the way to the home of the regatta, Henley-on-Thames.
1st Quarter Challenge
Putney to Hampton
Distance: 28k
Elevation: 20m
This 28k Challenge is perfect for those wanting to be part of the action, but not ready for the full challenge. Entrants will follow the first quarter of the route from South West London to Hampton Court.
2nd Quarter Challenge
Hampton to Runnymede
Distance: 22k
Elevation: 20m
Designed for walkers, this 22k route takes entrants from Hampton Court and follows the waterway of Runnymede onto a great big celebration finish and hot meal.
3rd Quarter Challenge
Runnymede to Cookham
Distance: 28k
Elevation: 20m
Take on the 3rd part of the challenge with this 28k winding cours from Runnymede, of Magna Carta Fame, to Cookham.
4th Quarter Challenge
Cookham to Henley
Distance: 22k
Elevation: 10m
The last leg of the route, the final 22k will take entrants from stunning Cookham along the winding waterways to Henley-on-Thames, where a celebration of family-fun awaits.
Rest Stops
There will be rest stops every 10-15k under marquees which will be fully supported. these will include, toilet, massage, changing rooms, medical support, food and drinks, and more.
Each distance will have different food and drinks options at various stops. They will be located at the following marker points:
  • 10k - snacks & drinks (2nd Quarter Challenge)
  • 22k - hot meal (2nd Quarter Challenge) & BBQ (4th Quarter Challenge)
  • 28k - picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 50k - hot meal
  • 78k - brunch/lunch
  • 100k - cooked breakfast/BBQ
  • Finish - glass of fizz, medal, & t-shirt
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What's included
  • Rest stops every 10-15k
  • 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 at the finish
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How to get there
Bishops Park, Bishop's Ave, Fulham, London SW6 6EA, UK
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Transport
There are shuttle transfers available to be booked separately. These must all be booked in advance of the event.
Pre-Challenge Transfers
  • Henley to Runnymede Start: £15
  • Henley to Cookham Start: £10
  • Cookham to Runnymede Start: £10
  • Drop-off parking Hurst Park: Local Pay & Display
  • Drop-off parking Runnymede: Local Pay & Display
  • Drop-off parking Cookham: Free of charge
Post Challenge Transfers
  • Hurst Park to Hampton Court Station: Free of charge
  • Runnymede to Staines Station: Free of charge
  • Cookham to Maindenhead Station: Free of charge
  • Pick-up parking Hurst Park: Local Pay & Display
  • Pick-up Parking Runnymede: Local Pay & Display
  • Pick-up parking Cookham: Free of charge
  • Pick-up parking Henley: Local Pay & Display
These can all be booked as a bookable extra hereExternalLink.
Rest Stop Locations
The following is a list of rest stops and locations, in order of arrival.
  • Start: Bishops Park, Fulham, SW6 3LA
  • Stage 1 Mid-Point: Old Deer Park, Richmond, TW9 2SF
  • Rest Stop: Hurst Park, Hurst Road, East Molesey, KT8 9AL
  • Stage 2 Mid-Point: Manor Park, Church Road, Shepperton, Middlesex TW17 9HE
  • Rest Stop - Half Way: Runnymede Pleasure Ground, Windsor Road, Egham, TW20 0AE
  • Stage 3 Mid-Point: Eton Wick Football Club, Haywards Mead, Eton Wick, SL4 6LT
  • Rest-Stop: Marsh Meadow, Berries Road, Cookham, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 9SA
  • Stage 4 Mid-Point: Hurleyford Farm, SL6 5ND
  • Finish: Mill Meadows, Henley Upon, Thames RG9 1BF
Event day logistics
Full Challenge
06:45 - 07:00 Runners start
07:00 - 09:00 Joggers & Walkers start
Finish Times
  • Runners - 9-16 hours
  • Joggers - 16-20 hours
  • Walkers - 20-36 hours.
Full Challenge over 2 days
Day 1
06:45 - 07:00 Runners start
07:00 - 09:00 Joggers & Walkers start
Day 2
06:00 - 06:30 Start for all
Finish Times Each Day
  • Runners - 4-8 hours
  • Joggers - 7-10 hours
  • Walkers - 10-16 hours
1st Half Challenge
06:45 - 07:00 Runners start
07:00 - 09:00 Joggers & Walkers start
Finish Times
  • Runners - 4-8 hours
  • Joggers - 7-10 hours
  • Walkers - 10-16 hours
2nd Half Challenge
Saturday
17:00 Join a full challenge runner from this time
Sunday
06:00 - 06:30 Start for all
Finish Times
  • Runners - 4-8 hours
  • Joggers - 7-10 hours
  • Walkers - 10-16 hours
1st Quarter
06:45 - 07:00 Runners start
07:00 - 09:00 Joggers & Walkers start
Finish Times
  • Runners - 2-3 hours
  • Joggers - 3-5 hours
  • Walkers - 4-7 hours
2nd Quarter
12:00 Walkers start
Finish Times
  • Walkers- 4-7 hours
3rd Quarter Challenge
Saturday
17:00 Join a full challenge runner from this time
Sunday
06:00 - 06:30 Start for all
Finish Times
  • Runners - 2-3 hours
  • Joggers - 3-5 hours
  • Walkers - 4-7 hours
4th Quarter Challenge
08:00 Start for all
Finish Times
  • Runners - 2-3 hours
  • Joggers - 3-5 hours
  • Walkers - 4-7 hours
Challenge Options
There are 3 options to enter the event with, Self-Funding, Charity Sponsorship, and Mixed Funding.
Self-Funding: the entrant pays for the entry themselves and does not commit to fundraising for a charity.
Charity Funding: Here, entrants pay a small registration fee and fundraise for a charity of their choice. Entrants will fundraise independently and at least 50% of the commitment will be due to the charity 3 weeks before the event.
It's at this time that the charity pays a fee for your place to the organiser. The remaining 50%, and any extra, should be with your Charity by 4 weeks after the Challenge.
Mixed Funding: This option follows the same structure of the Charity Funding, except you pay half the price of your place, and fundraise a smaller amount for charity. At least 50% of the commitment will be due 3 weeks before the challenge, and the remaining will be due 4 weeks after the event.
Failure to meet the deadlines may result in cancellation by your charity.
If you choose one of the fundraising options the organiser will confirm that with the charity you've selected, and the charity will be in contact to welcome you within 7 - 10 days.
Baggage Transfers
There will be baggage transfer services at the event, which will be paid for in cash on the day. These cannot be pre-booked before the event. The prices are as follows:
  • Full Challenge: Start-HalfWay-Finish £15
  • Full Challenge: Start-Finish £10
  • Half Challenges: Start-Finish £5
  • Quarter Challenges: Start-Finish £5
  • Kit Drop Service: Runners only
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Spectator Info
Spectators cannot visit the following rest-stops unless it is an emergency:
  • Stage 1 Mid-Point: Old Deer Park, Richmond, TW9 2SF
  • Stage 2 Mid-Point: Manor Park, Church Road, Shepperton, Middlesex TW17 9HE
  • Stage 3 Mid-Point: Eton Wick Football Club, Haywards Mead, Eton Wick, SL4 6LT
  • Stage 4 Mid-Point Hurleyford Farm, SL6 5ND
There are rest-stops with either pay & display parking or supporter parking listed here:
  • Stage 1 Mid-Point Old Deer Park, Richmond, TW9 2SF
  • Stage 2 - Rest Stop: Hurst Park, Hurst Road, East Molesey, KT8 9AL
  • Stage 2: Mid-Point Manor Park, Church Road, Shepperton, Middlesex TW17 9HE
  • Rest Stop - Halfway: Runnymede Pleasure Ground, Windsor Road, Egham, TW20 0AE
  • Stage 4 - Rest Stop: Marsh Meadow, Berries Road, Cookham, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 9SA
  • Finish: Mill Meadows, Henley Upon Thames, RG9 1BF
FAQ's
Will there be toilets at the rest-stops along the way?
Yes, there will be toilets and changing facilities along the way.
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What if I can't finish the course?
There will be shuttles to pick-up retirees along the way.
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Are the meals and snacks included in the price of entry?
Yes, all meals and food at rest-stops is included in the price of entry.
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How does the charity I choose get in touch with me?
If you choose one of the fundraising options when registering, the organiser will confirm that with the charity you've selected, and they will be in contact to welcome you within 7 - 10 days.
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Reviews
5.0
1 reviews
BicepFlexChallenging course
ActionHighFiveHelpful volunteers
ThumbsUpWell organized
Connor Strynkowski
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5.0
Did the Full 100k (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.
Recent Questions
Nikki Owen Writer
8/5/2021
Is there a shuttle that takes you back to the start line?
Nikki Owen Writer
8/5/2021
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Nikki Owen Writer
8/5/2021
Is there a shuttle to take you back to the start line?
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