Challenge Options

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.

Full 100 km Continuous

Putney to Henley

10 - 11 Sept 2022

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. The route is our flattest of all the series, along path & terrain which will test your legs, hips & feet – but you will be rewarded with 100 km of beautiful scenery and historic villages & towns.

100 km & 350 m

  • Start: bishops paRK, Fulham
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 09:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Henley-on-Thames
  • Finish times: Runners 9 – 16 hrs, joggers 16 – 20 hrs, walkers 20 – 36 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 28 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 50 km – hot meal
  • 78 km – brunch/ lunch
  • 100 km – cooked breakfast/ BBQ
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

There’s a range of optional pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to  join & exit – and provide flexible options for your own planning. These include:

  • Putney Bridge tube station is in walking distance to the start line at Bishops Park
  • Henley Train station is walkable from the finish 

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details 

4 available

Day 1 ~57 km & ~1250 m

Day 2 ~43 km & ~850 m

Day 1 – 10th Sat Sept 2022

  • Start: Putney 
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 09:00 for joggers & walkers
  • Finish: Runnymede
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

Day 2 – 11th Sept 2022

  • Start: Runnymede
  • Start times: 06:00 – 06:30 for all
  • Finish: Henley
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 23 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 55 km – hot meal
  • 80 km – brunch/ lunch
  • 100 km – cooked breakfast/ BBQ
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

There’s a range of optional pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to  join & exit – and provide flexible options for your own planning. These include:

  • Putney Bridge tube station is in walking distance to the start line at Bishops Park
  • Shuttles from Runnymede to Staines Station
  • Henley Train station is walkable from the finish 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details 

4 available (2 for each day)

Full Challenge over 2 Days

Putney - Runnymede - Henley

10 & 11 Sept 2022

The 2 Day Full 100 km Challenge breaks down the route into two halves of 50 km on Day 1 starting in W, London & finishing at our basecamp in Runnymede, and then 50 km on Day 2 – you will get to experience the route in daylight as well as the opportunity to get some rest and sleep overnight. Camp with us at our fully supported Basecamp at Runnymede on the Saturday night where we will have entertainment, hot food & more.

1st Half Challenge 50 km

Putney to Runnymede

10 Sept 2022

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.

50 km & 200 m

  • Start: Bishops Park, Fulham
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 09:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Runnymede
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 28 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 50 km – hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

There’s a range of optional pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to  join & exit – and provide flexible options for your own planning. These include:

  • Putney Bridge tube station is in walking distance to the start line at Bishops Park
  • Bus transfer from Runnymede to Staines Station post challenge 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details 

2 available

50 km & 150 m

  • Start: Runnymede
  • Start times: Sun 11 Sept join a Full Challenger from 17:00 or Sun 12 Sept 06:00 – 06:30
  • Finish: Henley (50 km)
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 28 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 50 km – hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

There’s a range of optional pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to  join & exit – and provide flexible options for your own planning. These include:

  • Shuttles from Henley finish to Runnymede
  • Henley Train station is walkable from the finish

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details 

2 available

2nd Half Challenge 50 km

Runnymede to Henley

11 Sept 2022

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.

1st Quarter Challenge 28 km

Putney to Hampton

10 Sept 2022

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.

28 km & 20 m

  • Start: bishops Park, Fulham
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 08:00 – 09:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Hurst Park
  • Finish times: Runners 2 – 3 hrs, joggers 3 – 5 hrs, walkers 4 – 7 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 28 km – BBQ & fizzy drinks
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

There’s a range of optional pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to  join & exit – and provide flexible options for your own planning. These include:

  • Putney Bridge tube station is in walking distance to the start line at Bishops Park
  • Bus transfer from Hampton court finish to Hampton Court Station post challenge 

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details 

22 km & 20 m

  • Start: Hurst Park, Hampton
  • Start times: Sat 10 Sept, 12:00 only
  • Finish: Runnymede
  • Finish times: Walkers 4 – 7 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • 10 km – snacks & drinks
  • 22 km – hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

There’s a range of optional pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to  join & exit – and provide flexible options for your own planning. These include:

  • Bus transfer from Runnymede finish to Staines Station post challenge 

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details 

2nd Quarter Challenge 22 km

Hampton to Runnymede

10 Sept 2022

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 distance is walking only.

3rd Quarter Challenge 28 km

Runnymede to Cookham

10 Sept 2022

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

28 km & 20 m

  • Start: Runnymede
  • Start times: Sat 10 Sept join a Full Challenger from 17:00 or Sun 12 Sept 06:00 – 06:30
  • Finish: Cookham
  • Finish times: Runners 2 – 3 hrs, joggers 3 – 5 hrs, walkers 4 – 7 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 28 km – hot food & fizzy drinks
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

There’s a range of optional pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to  join & exit – and provide flexible options for your own planning. These include:

  • Bus transfer from Cookham finish to Maidenhead Station post challenge 

 

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details 

22 km & 10 m

  • Start: Cookham
  • Start times: Sun 11 Sept 08:00 only
  • Finish: Runnymede (22 km)
  • Finish times: Runners 2 – 3 hrs, joggers 3 – 5 hrs, walkers 4 – 7 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 22 km – BBQ
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

There’s a range of optional pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to  join & exit – and provide flexible options for your own planning. These include:

  • Henley Train station is walkable from the finish

See ‘Bookable Extras’ page for full details 

2 available

4th Quarter Challenge 22 km

Cookham to Henley

11 Sept 2022

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.

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