Thames path
participant area

This area of the website is designed for those who are signed up to the 2024 Thames Path Challenge, to help plan and prepare for the event!

FEEDBACK FORM

Now that you’ve taken part in the event – we’d love to hear your feedback on what we did well and what we can improve on. Please fill out the short form below to receive instructions on how to view your timings & certificates for the challenge.

MISSING A MEDAL & FINISHER'S T-SHIRT

For those of you that missed & finishers t-shirt – there’s still time to get one posted to you from our website! No matter what distance you completed, everyone deserves a medal and a finishers T-shirt. The £4 cost covers postage & packing and be sent straight to your door!

LIVE TIMING & TRACKING

Our live Timing & tracking website is now LIVE – this is where your friends & family can follow your progress along the route as you make your way to your finish line. 

Share with them the website and they can follow the simple steps below to keep a track of your movements over the weekend!

view your results

You did amazingly well, so why not make it official and download your challenge certificate! The finish times been checked and verified, so head to the Timing Website to download and see your certificate.

1. Visit the Live trail – Timing website 

2. Search for yourself on the top left toolbar (either name or bib number)

3. Click on the scroll icon to the left of your timing profile (labelled ‘Certif’)

4. Click to download your certificate!

DOWNLOAD THE APP

You MUST download the App for access to key info & updates. Available in both the Apple or Google Stores, search ‘Action Challenge’ and download. Then, on the front screen (OR go to ‘Load New’ in the burger menu if you already have the base App installed) enter the code TPC24 – which downloads the info for the Thames Path Challenge

You can view the App Info on a Computer:

  • Click the button below to go to the Web App Login page 
  • Enter User ID as ACT
  • Enter TPC24 Passcode (same as mobile App above)
 

The App holds all key information that you will need for the day including the final event guide, route maps, parking, camping & transfers and FAQs on managing your place. The App will also get updated in the lead up to the Challenge, – so make sure you have it on your phone!

2023 pre event video briefing

A full run down of what to expect on the Thames Path 2023 Ultra Challenge.

A must read as it has important on the day information including details about our registration process, supporter access, car parking & transport arrangements, how you get your bib & event pass / timing chip,  route information & more. 

Please note: the Event Guide may be subject to changes and revisions.

Walk, Hike, or Trek

THE THAMES PATH

100 km < 24 hrs / 50 km <12 hrs

Up for a NEW Style of Ultra Challenge?

Many who run & jog can crack the 24 hr/100km or 12 hr / 50km target. However, an ‘Ultra March’ is about WALKING at a brisk & consistent pace with like minded challengers to achieve it – a bit like a march! – but taking in the great rest stops & services of the Thames Path Ultra Challenge!

  • Participants opt in to ‘Ultra March’ category (100km or 1st Half 50km)
  • Up to 300 will set off together as a big Ultra March group.
  • Single Start Time – 10.00am Saturday.
  • FREE Ultra March T shirt & headband picked up ‘on-the-day’.
  • Ultra March ‘Pacers’ set min. pace (with ‘sensible’ rest stop time).
  • Special Finishers Medal & Certificate .
  • ‘Hall of Fame’ on the Ultra Challenge website (optional!).

 

THE RULES:

Over & above the general Ultra Challenge Rules – with an Ultra March it’s:

  • STRICTLY WALKING ONLY (no jogging / running)
  • Stage times will be ‘checked’ to ensure the above.
  • You must complete 100km is sub 24 hrs / 50km < 12 hrs to qualify for special medal & certificate.
  • If you are ‘outside’ of the 24 hr / 12 hr target – you still celebrate with a conventional ‘Ultra Challenge’ medal / certificate.

NOT YET SIGNED UP TO THIS ULTRA CHALLENGE?

  • You will be able to ‘opt’ into the Ultra March Category on the ‘100km Continuous’ or 1st Half ~50km Registration / Sign Up Form. So follow the normal ‘Sign Up’ links.

 

ALREADY SIGNED UP TO THIS ULTRA CHALLENGE?

  • If you’ve already signed up for 100km (or 1st Half ~50km) as a walker – you can ‘switch’ into the ‘Ultra March’ category on this event at ZERO cost. Use the LINK BELOW to request this; select the Thames Path – and we’ll get it processed.
ULTRA MARCH REQUEST >>

START TIME List

If you have registered ON OR BEFORE the 8th August your name and start time should appear in the list below.

Anyone registered ON or AFTER 8th August will receive your Start Time on your E-ticket by close of play Wednesday 30th August. If you did register ON or BEFORE the 7th August and have not received a Start time please check your spam/junk folder FIRST and then check if your name is on the Start Time list below. If you still cannot find your name or start time, fill out the Start Time Amendment form below.

PLEASE NOTE: If you would like your start time amended due to exceptional reasons, please complete the start time request form and the team will be in touch.

The list will be updated again on the 30th August.

 

 

START TIME & E-TICKETS

If you have registered ON OR BEFORE the 29th of August your name, start time & bib number will be on the list linked below.

PLEASE NOTE: If your name is not on the list or if you have not received your E-ticket and you registered on or before the 29th August, please complete the E-ticket request form and the team will be in touch.

If you registered ON or AFTER 29th August, your E-Ticket, Start Time & Bib Number will be sent on no later than Thursday 7th September 9pm.

This is the final list and will not be updated again before the event.

bookable extras

All Bookable Extras are now CLOSED.

You can still book parking & post-event transfers on the day.

GPX route maps

Download the GPX file of your route, to have the map at your finger tips on the day either on  Garmin or through your phone on Outdoors GPS, OS Maps, View Ranger or Kommot. 

HENLEY 10K PARTICPANT INFO

Please find below all the information needed for the Henley 10k event. For access to the Henley 10k app, please reference the Thames Path app information above.

EVENT GUIDE

must read as it has important on the day information including details about our registration process, supporter access, car parking & transport arrangements, how you get your bib & event pass / timing chip,  route information & more. 

BOOKABLE EXTRAS

Parking: Mill Meadows is within walking distance to Henley train station; there is a small Pay & Display at Mill Meadows – and much more parking in the Henley train station car park.

 A Discounted BBQ at the finish is also available to purchase in advance, use the link below to book now!

HIRE A 'GEO TRACKER'

Family & friends can follow you every step of the way!

If you’d like family & friends to track your real time progress on your Ultra Challenge, then why not book a new Geo Tracker!  Pick it up at the start of the event – share the map with them – and then they’ll be able to see exactly where you are – day & night !

THE ROUTE - Thames Path

PLEASE NOTE: GPX downloadable files for the event will not be available until the week prior to the event.

EVENT FACTSHEET

All the details you need!

Training Plans

not sure how to begin your training?

If you are new to Ultra Challenges, and unsure how or where to begin your training download our training guides that will help you on your way. From 25km, 50km to 100km, whether you are walking or running, these plans will allow you to plan & prepare for event day 

Join us online

MEET FELLOW CHALLENGERS

The Ultra Challenge Facebook community is 70,000 strong – and growing – and is a great place to meet fellow challengers, hear how others have prepared & trained, organise transport, and even join meet-up walks as part of your preparation. The community has deep experience within it, it’s a very useful resource, it’s friendly, and would welcome you with open arms!

Visit our store

OFFICIAL EVENT MERCHANDISE

From high quality event branded tech t-shirts to jazzy leggings – we also have hoodies, hats, buffs & more to help you get kitted out for your challenge. 

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU

Your feedback is always important to us – and if you would like to be in with a chance of winning a FREE place on one of our 2022 Ultra Challenges, please take a couple of minutes to complete our short survey about the Easter 50 Challenge and tell us what you thought.

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