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 It's Your Challenge

    ... Your Way!

As an Individual or Team

..Walk, Jog, or Run it

12/13 SEPTEMBER 2020

2020 Registration Open

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Over 2,000 Challengers will take on the main Thames Path Challenge following England's greatest river - most will be walk, many will jog, some will run, and all have a special reason to push themselves.

Our full 100km route heads upstream from Putney Bridge past Hampton Court to Runnymede at 50km, then on past wonderful scenery all the way to Henley.

With some training and determination you'll be amazed at what you can achieve!

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Choose your Challenge

  Click below:

FULL CHALLENGE
      100km Putney to Henley
      Continuous with rest stops
      Sat 12 - Sun 13 Sept

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Start this epic Challenge in leafy South West London on the River Thames. This route follows the meandering waterway to Hampton Court, onto Runnymede of Magna Carta Fame, and eventually onto Henley-on-Thames - home of the regatta - to a fabulous celebration finish and family BBQ. 

Distance & Elevation: 100km/ 350m

Start location: Bishops Park, Fulham

Start times

  • 6.45am - 7am Runners
  • 7am -10am Walkers/Joggers

 

Finish location: Henley-on-Thames

 

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 9 - 16 hrs
  • Joggers - 16 - 20 hrs
  • Walkers - 20 - 36 hrs (max time)

 

Food & Rest Stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with support - including toilets, medics, Massage, changing rooms, rest areas, hot & cold drinks, snacks and much more.

  • 28km - picnic baguette lunch
  • 50km - 3 course hot meal
  • 78km - dinner / cooked breakfast
  • 100km - cooked breakfast / BBQ
  • Glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt!
  • Snacks & drinks every 10-15km

 

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FULL DAYLIGHT CHALLENGE
      100km Putney to Henley
      2 days with camp option
      Sat 12 & Sun 13

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Start this epic Challenge in leafy South West London on the River Thames. This route follows the meandering waterway to Hampton Court, onto Runnymede of Magna Carta Fame where you'll get some sleep, and eventually onto Henley-on-Thames - home of the regatta - to a fabulous celebration finish and family BBQ. 

Distance & Elevation: 100km/ 350m

Start location: Bishops Park, Fulham

Start times

SATURDAY

  • 6.45am - 7am Runners
  • 7am -10am Walkers/Joggers

 
SUNDAY

  • 6 - 8 am

Finish location: Henley-on-Thames

 

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 4 - 8 hours/day
  • Joggers - 7 - 10 hours/day
  • Walkers - 10 - 17 hours/day (max time)

 

Food & Rest Stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with support - including toilets, medics, Massage, changing rooms, rest areas, hot & cold drinks, snacks and much more.

  • 28km - picnic baguette lunch
  • 50km - 3 course hot meal
  • 78km - dinner / cooked breakfast
  • 100km - cooked breakfast / BBQ
  • Glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt!
  • Snacks & drinks every 10-15km

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1st HALF CHALLENGE
      50km Putney-Runnymede
      Sat 12 Sept

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Start this epic Challenge in leafy South West London on the River Thames. This route follows the meandering waterway to Hampton Court, onto Runnymede of Magna Carta Fame for a big celebration finish and hot meal.

Distance & Elevation: 50km/ 200m

Start location: Bishops Park, Fulham

Start times

  • 6.45am - 7am Runners
  • 7am -10am Walkers/Joggers

 

Finish location: Runnymede

 

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 4 - 8 hours
  • Joggers - 7 - 10 hours
  • Walkers - 10 - 17 hours (max time)

 

Food & Rest Stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with support - including toilets, medics, Massage, changing rooms, rest areas, hot & cold drinks, snacks and much more.

  • 28km - picnic baguette lunch
  • 50km - 3 course hot meal
  • Glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt!
  • Snacks & drinks every 10-15km

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2nd HALF CHALLENGE
      50km Runnymede-Henley
      Sun 13 Sept

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Start this epic Challenge in Runnymede of Magna Carta Fame, and follow the meandering waterway through Cookham and eventually onto Henley-on-Thames - home of the regatta - to a fabulous celebration finish and family BBQ. 

Distance & Elevation: 50km/ 150m

Start location: Runnymede

Start times

  • Sat - join a Full Challenger - from 5pm
  • or Sun - 6 - 8am 

 

Finish location: Henley-on-Thames

 

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 4 - 8 hours
  • Joggers - 7 - 10 hours
  • Walkers - 10 - 17 hours (max time)

 

Food & Rest Stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with support - including toilets, medics, Massage, changing rooms, rest areas, hot & cold drinks, snacks and much more.

  • 28 (signed as 78km) - hot lunch/dinner/breakfast
  • 50km (signed as 100km) - cooked breakfast / BBQ
  • Glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt!
  • Snacks & drinks every 10-15km

 

Getting there & away:

  • Henley train station is a 5 minute walk from the finish
  • Shuttles for retirees to the Henley finish

Baggage services: Pay cash on the day - no need to pre-book

  • Runners - FREE to finish
  • Walkers/ Joggers - to finish*

 

*Optional extras - book & pay separately

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1st QUARTER CHALLENGE
      28km Putney - Hampton
      Sat 12 Sept

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Start this epic Challenge in leafy South West London on the River Thames. This route follows the meandering waterway to Hampton Court for big celebration finish and meal.

Distance & Elevation: 28km/ N/A

Start location: Bishops Park, Fulham

Start times

  • 6.45am - 7am Runners
  • 7am -10am Walkers/Joggers

 

Finish location: Hurst Park

 

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 2 - 3 hours
  • Joggers - 3 - 5 hours
  • Walkers - 4 - 7  hours (max time)

 

Food & Rest Stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with support - including toilets, medics, Massage, changing rooms, rest areas, hot & cold drinks, snacks and much more.

  • 28km - picnic baguette lunch
  • Glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt!
  • Snacks & drinks every 10-15km

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2nd QUARTER CHALLENGE
     22km Hampton-Runnymede
      Sat 12 Sept

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This route starts near Hampton Court, and follows the meandering waterway to Runnymede, of Magna Carta Fame, for a big celebration finish and hot meal.
Note that this option is WALKING ONLY.

Distance & Elevation: 22km/ N/A

Start location: Hurst Park

Start times

  • Midday only

 

Finish location: Runnymede

 

Finish times: 

  • Walkers - 4 - 7 hours (max time)

 

Food & Rest Stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with support - including toilets, medics, Massage, changing rooms, rest areas, hot & cold drinks, snacks and much more.

  • 22km (signed as) 50km - 3 course hot meal
  • Glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt!
  • Snacks & drinks every 10-15km

 

Getting there & away:

  • Shuttles for retirees to the finish from the 1st rest stop en route
  • Shuttles from finish to nearest station

Baggage services: Pay cash on the day - no need to pre-book

  • Walkers - to finish

 

*Optional extras - book & pay separately

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3rd QUARTER CHALLENGE
     28km Runnymede-Cookham
      Sun 13 Sept

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Start this epic Challenge in Runnymede of Magna Carta Fame, and follow the meandering waterway through Cookham.

Distance & Elevation: 28km

Start location: Runnymede

Start times

  • Sat - join a Full Challenger - from 5pm
  • Sun - 6 - 8am

 

Finish location: Cookham

 

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 2 - 3hours
  • Joggers - 3- 5 hours
  • Walkers - 4- 7 hours (max time)

 

Food & Rest Stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with support - including toilets, medics, Massage, changing rooms, rest areas, hot & cold drinks, snacks and much more.

  • 28 (signed as 78km) - hot lunch/dinner/breakfast
  • Glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt!
  • Snacks & drinks every 10-15km

 

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4th QUARTER CHALLENGE
      22km Cookham to Henley
      Sun 13 Sept

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Start this Challenge in gorgeous Cookham, and follow the meandering waterway to Henley-on-Thames - home of the regatta - to a fabulous celebration finish and family BBQ. 

Distance & Elevation: 22km/ N/A

Start location: Cookham

Start times

  • Sun - 8am only

 

Finish location: Henley-on-Thames

 

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 2 - 3 hours
  • Joggers - 3 - 5 hours
  • Walkers - 4- 7  hours (max time)

 

Food & Rest Stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with support - including toilets, medics, Massage, changing rooms, rest areas, hot & cold drinks, snacks and much more.

  • 22km (signed as 100km) - cooked breakfast / BBQ
  • Glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt!
  • Snacks & drinks every 10-15km

 

Getting there & away:

  • Henley train station is a 5 minute walk from the finish
  • Shuttles for retirees to the Henley finish from rest stops

Baggage services: Pay cash on the day - no need to pre-book

  • Runners - FREE to finish
  • Walkers/ Joggers - to finish*

 

*Optional extras - book & pay separately

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Optional Extras...
     Baggage, Camping,
     & Transport
     ... Find out more >

BAGGAGE

All baggage services are paid for in cash on the morning of the Challenge - you do not need to pre-book online.

 

Transfers to your finish...

  • Full Challengers - £10
  • Half Challengers - £5
  • Quarter Challengers - £5

Transfers to half way & finish...

  • Available to Full Challengers only
  • £15 for walkers & joggers
  • Included for runners

 

CAMPING

You must pre-book all camping packages online in advance using the form below.

Saturday night ONLY - Runnymede – available to 2 Day Challengers (mid-Challenge) & 2nd Half Challengers (pre-Challenge) starting on Sunday. 


Full Camping Package - includes: 

Includes:

  • 2-Man tent & x1 roll mat
  • Breakfast (next day)
  • Baggage transfer to finish or storage

Single share - £59 | Twin share - £85 

  

TRANSPORT - BEFORE YOUR CHALLENGE

4th Quarter Challengers:

  • Sunday 8th September
  • Transfer from your finish in Henley to start in Cookham
  • 6.30am departure from Henley
  • £10 per person

TRANSPORT - AFTER YOUR CHALLENGE

2nd Half Challengers:

  • Sunday 8th September
  • Transfer from your finish in Henley back to Runnymede
  • £20 per person

3rd Quarter Challengers:

  • Sunday 8th September
  • Transfer from your finish in Cookham back to Runnymede
  • £10 per person
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