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How to Join - Main Challenge

This information is for the Main Thames Path Challenge 100km/50km/25km - for the Thames Bridges Trek or Henley 10km, please scroll down to the find the relevant infomation.

Sign up individually online: 

  • Fundraise for a Charity of your choice OR Self Fund

  • 30% Off Reg Fee if you fundraise for an official Charity Partner

  • 10% Off Reg Fee for Self Funders

  • Join as an Individual, create a Team, or join an existing Team

  • Confirm whether you intend to Walk, Jog or Run

  • Choose your start time preference 

  • Select your charity to fundraise for (if applicable)

  • All fees payable via credit/debit card online

STEP 1 - Fundraise for Charity OR Self Fund?

Sign up & fundraise for a Charity of your choice and really make your challenge count OR Self Fund, pay your own cost and just go for it

Charity Fundraising Option >>

Choose a charity - Pay a Registration Fee (non refundable) & commit to a Minimum Fundraising Target for that charity

  • Full 100km Challenge - £70 Reg Fee & £395 Minimum Fundraising 
  • Half Challenge - £50 Reg Fee & £275 Minimum Fundraising
  • Quarter Challenge - £40 Reg Fee & £150 Minimum Fundraising
  • Charity Partners are listed at the side of this page
  • CLICK HERE for a full list of the charities you can fundraise for
  • Your chosen charity will be in touch once you have registered

This is a great event to fundraise for a cause that's important to you - and you'll be amazed at what you will be able raise in sponsorship as it's no walk in the park - it's a real challenge!


Note: At least 50% of the Min Fundraising Target should ideally be with your charity (or against your Just Giving page) no later than 6 weeks prior to the Challenge (31 July 2017). At this time your charity will pay a fee to the Organiser for your place (fees are per person & depend on recruitment levels:  Full Challenge £120-£156, Half Challenge £80-£108 & Quarter Challenge £40-£60). All fundraising goes directly to the charity and they don't have to pre-buy places. Failure to meet the 50% otarget may result in your cancellation from the Challenge by your charity. The remaining 50% fundraising & any extra should ideally be with your charity 4 weeks after the Challenge at the latest (7th October 2017).

Self Funding Details >>

You can sign up and pay your full Challenge cost online, without any fundraising requirement.

  • Full 100km Challenge - total cost £175
  • Half Challenge - total cost £125
  • Quarter  Challenge - total cost £70

Please note: a portion of the total cost is non-refundable (Full £70, Half £50 & Quarter £40 which is equivalent to the Reg Fee on the Charity fundraising option). Any refunds are subject to the Conditions of Entry.

STEP 2 - Join as an Individual OR as a Team

Join as an Individual & meet others along the way - or sign up as a Team of friends, family or colleagues. There is no limit to Team sizes - team members can fundraise for the same or different charities - or as a mix of self funders & charity fundraisers.

Joining as an Individual >>

  • Complete the registration form
  • You can join or create a Team later
  • Or go it alone & meet others
  • Our 'Trekmasters' are there to support

Creating a New Team >>

  • Choose a Team Captain & a TEAM NAME
  • The Team Captain registers first
  • The Team Name is required
  • Choose a start time for The Team
  • Team Captain pays their own Reg Fee or Self Fund cost
  • Team Captain passes details on to other Team members
  • Other Team members then sign up via 'Join an Existing Team' option

Joining an Existing Team >>

  • Your Team Captain has already set up the Team
  • You're about to join the Team
  • You'll need the Team Captain's name
  • You'll need the correct Team Name (exact)
  • You register yourself individually,
  • Pay your own Reg Fee or Self Fund cost
  • Start Time need sto be as Team Captain confirmed

EARLY BIRD OFFER: 30% off Charity Partner registrations and 10% off Self Funding registrations before 31 October, PLUS FREE TECH T-SHIRT                     

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