Thames Bridges Trek
Sat 9 Sept 2023
Join 2000 walkers and trek across the Capital taking in unrivalled views of the skyline, and historic landmarks, in support of Marie Curie. Setting out from the Putney Bridge start we head East towards the City, zig-zagging over 16 historic bridges – each with its own fascinating story – and a mid point rest stop near The Oval Cricket Ground for some snacks & drinks. 25km later, it’s a party style finish line celebration in Southwark Park past the final crossing – the majestic Tower Bridge.
The ThAMES BRIDGES TREK Experience
Our support enables you to go further, whilst enjoying the great outdoors & camaraderie. There are rest stops, lots of food & drink, medical & massage teams, with a fully signed route to guide you. A big finish-line celebration awaits with an amazing sense of achievement, and once the aches subside you’ll feel energised, and up for more of life’s real challenges!
Support Marie Curie and take on this great challenge through the heart of London!
Good preparation & smart planning are key to successfully completing an Ultra Challenge. From the moment you sign up you’ll have access to our Challenge App, with training guides, optional training walks & runs, maps, on the day info, and online forums. We will also keep you updated with any news & challenge updates via notifications through the app and emails.
Keeping you well fed & hydrated is key to getting you across that finish line successfully & safely. Whichever distance you are signed up every meal and snack stop is included in your entry so you can expect:
- Regular snack stops every 12.5 km
- Meal/food every 25 km
- Hot drinks, water & energy drinks at all stops
- We cater for every dietary requirement
- Menus published before the Challenge
We have Rest Stops every 12.5 km or so with ‘major’ ones at ~25/50/75/100 km. Our Rest Stops are like no others – along side a large medical area and catering services they are all covered infrastructure (to keep you out of the sun or rain!) – here there will be a place to sit down and put your feet up, use any of the facilities (toilets, medics, changing rooms, rest areas, baggage pick up). Manned by our team to help with any query or questions you have!
The route will be fully signed – meaning that you won’t need to use a map! You’ll see hundreds of reflective PINK ARROWS to guide you and KM markers so you know how far you’ve gone (and have left to go!). You’ll also see hazard signs where you need to take extra care, and after dark the route will be re-signed with glowsticks & flashing lights. We also organise group departures led by our Trek Masters overnight so you don’t ever have to walk alone.
Keeping you safe and healthy is our upmost priority – we have a vast experienced team of Doctors, Paramedics, First Aiders, Podiatrists and Masseuses available and on hand at every Rest Stop (as well as roaming the route). You will also have access to a ‘self help’ area at every stop with blister plasters, talcum powder & more should you just need tape yourself up!
We don’t ever want you to forget that moment you reached your goal and crossed over the finish line – our Cheer Squad will ensure that you don’t! You will be given a medal, finisher’s t-shirt (tech tee new for 2021!), glass of fizz and a photo finish! Before being guided to a BBQ, drinks & a well earned sit down and rest.
Start location: Bishops Park, Fulham
Start times: 010:00 – 12:00
Finish location: Southwark Park, East/ Central London
Finish times: 4 – 7 hrs (any finishers coming in before on a jogging/ running time will be disqualified)
Our rest stops & finish line are fully supported with toilets, medics, event managers, crew & covered seating areas.
- 12 km – snacks, drinks & hot drinks
- 25 km – finishers meal
- There is no parking at the start/ rest stop or finish
- Public transport options in all areas are plentiful
Please note this challenge is a ‘walk/ trek’ only – no running or jogging allowed.
How to Join
Sign up via the Superdrug online registration form to secure your place on the Thames Bridges Trek.
STEP 2: START FUNDRAISING
Set up your JustGiving Fundraising page and start getting those donations! The fundraising target is £135 per person, and you should aim to raise at least half of this by 18th August.
Hit ‘Get Started’ below to be linked through to Superdrug ‘s fundraising efforts for Marie Curie.
Doing just a little training before the event means will be ready to take one the challenge and enjoy the experience!