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Thames Path Challenge 2019

Putney Bridge, London

Walk, jog or run along the Thames Path on this endurance charity challenge

The Thames Path Challenge is a unique endurance event along the historic Thames Path Trail, from Putney Bridge to Henley.

Starting at Putney Bridge the full 100km route passes parks and historic sites including; Hampton Court Palace and Windsor Castle before the finish line celebrations in Henley. Whether you are a first time challenger looking to get outside and try something new or a seasoned marathon runner taking a step up this challenge will show you the city from a new perspective.

The route is fully supported with pace walkers, marshals, medics and masseurs for that post race recovery. Snacks, meals and drinks are also provided along the way to keep you going.

Every mile you trek and every penny you raise will help us be there when a child needs us. Join #TeamNSPCC today to help support our vital work.

Get 25% off Charity Place registration fee with the discount code 'APRILCHARITY' or 15% off Mixed Funding registration fee with the discount code 'APRILMIXED'.


How you can tackle the Thames 

    • Full 100 km Challenge from London (Putney) to Henley on Thames  as a continuous event starting Saturday 8 September 
    • Full 100 km Challenge from London (Putney) to Henley on Thames – over 2 Days – starting Saturday morning and then early on Sunday too.
    • 1st Half 50 km Challenge – from London (Putney) to Runnymede – taking place Saturday 7 September.
    • 2nd Half 50 km Challenge – from Runneymede to Henley on Thames – taking place Saturday 7 September.
    • 1st Quarter (28km) Challenge – from London (Putney) to Hurst Park – taking place on Saturday 7 September.
    • 2nd Quarter (22km) Challenge (walk only) – from Hurst Park to Runnymede – taking place on Saturday 8 September.
    • 3rd Quarter (28km) Challenge – from Runnymede to Cookham (Marsh meadows) – taking place on Saturday 7 September.
    • 4th Quarter (22km) Challenge (walk only) – from Cookham (Marsh Meadows) to Henley on Thames – taking place on Sunday 8 September.

Sign up now and do something amazing in 2019! 

Charity sponsorship

Pay a small registration fee and make a bigger contribution through fundraising.
Full Challenge (100km) £13.50 reg fee + £595 in fundraising
Half Challenge £9 reg fee + £395 in fundraising
Quarter Challenge £4.50 reg fee + £245 in fundraising

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Mixed funding

Pay a higher contribution to the cost of your place and lower your fundraising target.
Full Challenge (100km) £99 reg fee + £299 in fundraising
Half Challenge £64.50 reg fee + £119 in fundraising
Quarter Challenge £39.50 reg fee + £119 in fundraising

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Challenge highlights

    • fully signed route, plus maps and GPS files
    • food and rest stop on route
    • flexible start times
    • finishers medal and t-shirt for all participants
    • 100km runners trophies for fastest male and female
    • free NSPCC trekking t-shirt
    • relay options available.

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How you’ll make a difference

Abuse changes childhoods, but so can we. By taking part in a fundraising event, your donation will make sure that when a child needs a helping hand, we’re there.

We help children across the UK to rebuild their lives and we’re finding ways to prevent abuse from ruining any more.

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Terms and conditions

Please note that this event/activity hasn't been organised by and isn't controlled by the NSPCC and is therefore not covered by the NSPCC's insurance programme. To the extent permitted by law, the NSPCC shall not be liable for any loss or injury arising out of the event or its organisation. Please speak to the company organising the event or activity that you're participating in if you would like further information in this respect.

* The offer only applies to Full (100km) and Half (50km) Challenge distances and to new registrations from 26th December 2016.

If you signed up before December 26th you'll be contacted by the organiser. Conditions apply, including minimum fundraising targets - all of which are set out on the Challenge website