Follow a route steeped in history as you cross some of London’s most iconic bridges
Join 2000 walkers across the Capital taking in unrivalled views of the skyline, and historic landmarks over a 25km trek.
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. Walk, jog or run the Thames Bridges Trek with #TeamNSPCC for an unforgettable day!
Why take part?
- Free NSPCC trekking T-shirt and a welcome pack with fundraising support.
- Full support on the day - a signed route, including maps and GPS files, plus plenty of food and rest stops along the way.
- Medics, massage and pace walkers available.
- Finishers medal and T-shirt for all participants.
- Join as a team or individual, and do something amazing for children.
Choose your distance and the level of fundraising you’d like to commit to. Join #TeamNSPCC today and help us be there when a child needs us.
Sign up for this option and you’ll pay a low registration fee and commit to a specified fundraising target.
25km Challenge: £5 reg fee + £245 in fundraising
Sign up for this option to pay a higher registration fee and commit to a lower fundraising target.
25km Challenge: £39.50 reg fee + £119 in fundraising
The Thames Bridges Trek
Starting in Putney, you'll zig zag across the Thames' bridges as you make your way from quiet waterways to London's bustling centre. You'll cross 16 historic bridges along the way, including Albert Bridge and the Millennium, before finishing shortly after the iconic Tower Bridge.
The 25km route includes a mid-point stop at Kennington Oval, before venturing on with 2,000 other trekkers. We'll be waiting to celebrate with you at the finish line!
"The toughest and most life affirming walk of my life which will provide memories me and my walking partner will never forget!"
Ultra Challenge #TeamNSPCC participant
You can choose to pay the full cost of your entry and fundraise without a minimum sponsorship target. You can raise as much as you want to help fight for every childhood.
Personalised training from Full Potential
Our expert trainers Full Potential are with you every step of the way on your journey:
- A plan to get you ready that's tailored to your experience, level of fitness and goals.
- Real coaches that you can email or call to get advice or reassurance that your training is going well.
- Training days where you come together with coaches and other participants.
- NSPCC Facebook groups to help you keep in touch with your teammates.
Get started today with our dedicated challenge training zone. You'll find everything from injury prevention to nutrition advice.
"Full Potential were extremely helpful, always responding quickly to emails and were very encouraging! The training event was excellent."
NSPCC event participant
Charity fundraising ideas
We're here to help you with your fundraising. Every year people just like you raise hundreds, or even thousands, of pounds.
Here's our handy guide to how you might get your fundraising started (and have fun at the same time!):
- A film night - £100
Whether it's a retro-classic or so bad it's good, get a space, some popcorn and invite people to a cosy film night. Ask them to pay what they would in a cinema.
- Dinner party - £150
Wine and dine your friends and family by inviting them to your home for a dinner party. Ask them to pay what they would in a restaurant.
- Have a clear out - £150
Having a big sort out is great during any time of the year. Sell your unwanted clothes and accessories online to rack up the cash.