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The Richmond Ultra

£15.00 - £80.00Free injury protection
Route description
Route description

The Thames Challenge is an 184 mile race along the longest riverside path in England. The whole event is split into 4 stages, over 4 days, making it a gruelling event for runners.

If you don't feel like tackling the whole route, you're welcome to take on just 1 stage of the race. Here with the The Richmond Ultra, runners will take on the fourth and final stage of the event.

Stage 4

The Richmond Ultra
Distance 27 Miles

Having set out you will head past Richmond Lock, Kew Palace, before seeing a whole host of famous bridges:

  • Chiswick Bridge
  • Barnes Bridge
  • Hammersmith Bridge
  • Putney Bridges
  • Wandsworth Bridge
  • Battersea Bridge
  • Albert Bridge
  • Westminster Bridge
  • Waterloo Bridge
  • Millennium Bridge
  • London Bridge
  • Tower Bridge

After passing through all of the best London has to offer and the incredible riverside surroundings you will finally head through to the races ultimate finish location, The Thames Barrier.

Checkpoint Food

It is asked that entrants do not rely on the checkpoints to sustain them, and bring their own food and drink for the route. An example of the food on offer at the checkpoints are:

  • Malt loaf
  • Jam
  • Peanut Butter
  • Cheese and marmite sandwiches
  • Sweets
  • Squash and Coca Cola

Checkpoints

Competitors must go through all check points and it is their sole responsibility to ensure that the check point attendant has recorded their race number. Id you do not do this at any check point it will mean you have failed to complete the race and you will be disqualified.

The Thames Challenge

The whole event is split into 4 stages, over 4 days, making it a gruelling event for runners. You can enter the whole Challenge or any of the individual stages.

Logistics and schedule

07:00 - 07:30 Registration

08:00 Race Starts

Cut-off Times

Runners must complete the race faster than 4mph average. If this isn't achieved you will be withdrawn from the race.

Age Restrictions

Runners must be at least 18 years old to take part.

Mandatory Kit

  • Backpack or equivalent
  • OS Map or the organiser's downloadable maps are acceptable
  • Mobile phone
How to get there

Albany Outdoors, Albany Mews, Kingston upon Thames KT2 5SL, UK

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Start & Finish

Competitors must be self-sufficient in their transportation to the start of the race and also at completion of the event.

By Car

The Albony Outdoors Centre is just north of Kingston and can be accessed from the A307.

By Train

Kingston Train Station is just a short walk from the race start.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Do I have to enter the whole Thames Challenge?
No absolutely not. Entrants are able to enter each section of the race independently from the whole run, so if you don't fancy the whole run, you're more than welcome to enter a section separately.
FAQ
Will I receive food during The Richmond Ultra?
Yes you will receive food at the 2 check points throughout the day, including malt loaf, sandwiches and soft drinks.
FAQ
Is there a cut-off time for The Richmond Ultra?
Runners must complete the race faster than 4mph average. If this isn't achieved you will be withdrawn from the race.
FAQ
Do all finishers receive a medal at The Richmond Ultra?
Yes all finishers will receive a bespoke medal.
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The Richmond Ultra
8:00am Sun 8th Aug 2021
£15.00 - £80.00

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