Thames Bridges Trek
Saturday 14 Sept 2024
Part of the Thames Path Challenge
Join 2500 walkers and trek across the Capital taking in unrivalled views of the skyline, and historic landmarks. Setting out from 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 at 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
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
- Finishers buffet style meal
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 – flat route, as it follows the Thames!
Start location: Bishops Park, Fulham
Start times: 10:00 – 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.
- 12.5 km (The Oval Cricket Ground) – pastries, fruit, snacks, & hot drinks
- 25 km – finishers buffet style meal
- There is no official parking at the start/ rest stop or finish
- Public transport options in all areas are plentiful
- Nearest Tube is for the start – Putney Bridge (District Line).
- Nearest Tubes for finish – Bermondsey, Canada Water, Surrey Quays
Please note this challenge is a ‘walk/ trek / hike’ only – NO running / jogging allowed.
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Also part of the Thames Path Festival
Fri pm 13 Sept
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 14 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 15 Sept
Take on 10K with a riverside start / finish. A beautiful route as a walk, jog or run at your pace. Families & teams are welcome + there’s a finishers BBQ option.
Our Charity Partners
We work with a wide range of fantastic charities, which benefit from the annual £7+ million of Ultra Challenge fundraising. Our Series Partners and Challenge Partners are some of the UK’s major national & regional charities. Choose to fundraise for one of these ‘Official Partners’ – and it’s 50% OFF the normal charity sponsorship Reg Fees. We also have 50 or so ‘Associate Partners’ (with 25% OFF normal charity Reg Fees) AND 300+ other ‘listed’ charities involved that you can choose to support.
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16 Amazing Challenges
Over 200,000 adventurers have taken on an Ultra Challenge® so far, and the 16 unique events make up the UK’s biggest & best series of treks & trail runs – which have also raised £50+ million for charities. Whichever challenge you choose, and whoever you are, you’ll get full support all the way so you can set a new goal, enjoy the British countryside, and Push Yourself Further! Whoever you are – If you’re up for a challenge, it has to be an Ultra Challenge®
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