Thames Bridges Trek

Part of the Thames Path Challenge

Sat 10 Sept 2022

Join 2000 walkers and trek across the Capital taking in unrivalled views of the skyline, and historic landmarks. 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 Ultra Challenge Experience

Endurance events for a wide range of fitness & ages. Choose your Challenge – do it at your pace, and there’re 14 events in the Series. Our support enables you to go further, whilst enjoying the great outdoors & camaraderie. There’re marquee 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!

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
  • Main meal/ hot 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. 

25 km

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 – celebration 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.

Your Challenge,
Your Way!

Whether you’re a walker and new to challenge events, a regular hiker, or someone who just wants a great day out in one of the world’s greatest cities – the 25 km Thames Bridges Trek is for you! Walk as an Individual or as a Team of friends, for a charity of your choice or just for you. The challenge is fun, safe, and rewarding – with full support all the way, enabling you to to really enjoy the best of London, its landmarks, and 16 historic bridges.

How to Join

Self Funding
for You

Pay for your event place in full, with no fundraising required.

Full Sponsorship for Charity

Pay a small registration fee & commit to fundraise for a charity of your choice.

Mixed Funding for Charity

Pay half your place, & fundraise a smaller target for your chosen charity.

Also part of the Thames Path Festival

A weekend of riverside events…

Fri pm 9 Sept

The Thames Moonlight 10 Walk is a fun 10km or 10 mile looped route with a start at The Oval. There’s hot food  – ideal for groups & teams for a fun Friday evening.

Sat 10 Sept

25 km , 50 km, or 100 km options stretching from Putney Bridge to Henley-on-Thames. Walk, jog or run along this stunning route with full support all the way.

Sun 11 Sept

Take on the Henley 10K with a riverside start / finish. A beautiful route as a walk, jog or run at your pace. Families & teams are welcome + and there’s a BBQ option.

Our Charity Partners

Many choose to support a charity and make their Ultra Challenge® really count – the Series raises £7+ million / year for 500 charities. You can choose a cause that’s close to your heart, and after a difficult 18 months or so – they will welcome your fundraising more than ever. 

or fundraise for over 500+ others

Ready to sign up now?

Download Factsheet

All you need to know about the Challenge - a detailed overview of the options & how you can take it on. Print it off or send it to your friends!

14 Amazing Challenges

Nearly 100,000 adventurers have taken on an Ultra Challenge®, raising over £38 million for charities, and the 14 unique events make up the UK’s biggest & best series of treks & trail runs. Whichever challenge you choose, you’ll get full support so you can set a new goal, enjoy the great British outdoors, and push yourself further on a high quality inspirational event. 

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