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The Thames Path Challenge will be one of the UK's biggest Ultra Run events in 2017. Setting out early Saturday morning, before the walkers onto a clear path - runners will pitch their stamina and speed on the full 100km ultra marathon course, either of the two 50km 'marathon plus' routes, or two of the 25km legs which are just over a half-marathon!

All runners receive:

  • FREE hot food at Major Rest Stops (except 1st) & at the finish line 
  • FREE snacks & drinks at all Major & Mid Point Rest Stops
  • FREE energy gels & energy drinks
  • FREE Baggage Transfers (30 L rucksack MAX)
  • Medics & doctors on hand at all Rest Stops 
  • Massages available at 50km Rest Stop
  • Specialised runner warm up and stretch at the start line
  • Finishers medal, t-shirt & glass of bubbly
  • Shuttle service from the finish line to nearest mainline station
  • Support vehicles on hand throughout event
  • Timing chips & timing website for friends / family to track you

Full Challenge - 100 km - Sat through to Sun

A continuous run around from Putney to Henley. Saturday morning start, on through day & night for a Saturday evening finish. Most participants will be on this epic challenge.

  • Times: Putney start Saturday 9th September, 7:00am
  • Route: Putney start, along the Thames Path through Hurst Park, Runnymede and Cookham. Then on to a festival finish at Henley-on-Thames
  • Target Time: 9-16 hours

Inclusions:

  • Hot meal at half way Rest stop at 50km (Saturday dinner)
  • Hot meal at 78km Rest Stop (late dinner / breakfast)
  • Finishers meal (Sunday morning / afternoon)
  • Free baggage to halfway and to finish

Optional extras you can book:

  • Full meal at Hurst Park (22km)

Signing up for the Challenge:

Charity Fundraising Option: £70 to register & fundraise at least £395 for your chosen charity. Fundraise for one of the Charity Partners & get 20% OFF your Reg Fee

 

Self Fund Option: £175 payable to cover the cost of your challenge

2 Day Full Challenge - 100 km - Sat & Sun

Do the Full 100 km over 2 days; run in daylight & rest at half way. Saturday morning start for 1st 50km, then a 6.00am start Sunday morning for the 2nd half 50km.

  • Times: Putney start Saturday 9th September, 7.00am, then Runnymede on Sunday at 6:00am.
  • Route: Putney start, along the Thames Path through Hurst Park, Runnymede and Cookham. Then on to a festival finish at Henley-on-Thames!
  • Target Time: 4-8 hours / day (Sunday afternoon / evening finish)

Inclusions:

  • Hot meal at half way stop in 50km (Sat dinner)
  • Hot meal at 80km rest stop (brunch)
  • Finishers meal (Sunday afternoon / evening)
  • Free baggage service to half way then to finish

Optional extras you can book:

  • Full meal at Hurst Park (22km)
  • Sunday Breakfast

Signing up for the Challenge:

 

Charity Fundraising Option: £70 to register & fundraise at least £395 for your chosen charity. Fundraise for one of the Charity Partners & get 20% OFF your Reg Fee


Self Fund Option: £175 payable to cover the cost of your challenge

1st Half Challenge - 50km - Saturday

Take on the 1st Half Challenge - a challenging 50km run - setting out from Putney on Saturday morning!

  • Times: Putney, Saturday 9th September; 7:00am 
  • Route: Putney start, along the the Thames Path to Hurst Park, then on to a Runnymede finish.
  • Target time: 4-8 Hours (Saturday evening finish time)

Inclusions:

  • Snack & energy stops at every 12.5km.
  • Hot meal in 50km (Saturday dinner)
  • Free baggage service to finish

Optional extras you can book:

  • Full meal at Hurst Park (22km)

Signing up for the Challenge:

Charity Fundraising: £50 to register & commit to fundraise £275 for your chosen charity. Fundraise for one of our Partner Charities & recieve 20% off your registration fee!

Self-funding: £125 paid to secure your place on the challenge.

2nd Half Challenge - 50km - Saturday

Take on the 2nd Half Challenge - a challenging 50km run - setting out from Runnymede on Saturday morning to Henley.

  • Times: Runnymede, Saturday 9th September; 12pm
  • Route: Runnymede start, along the Thames Path to Cookham and then onto Henley.
  • Target Time: 4-8 Hours

Inclusions:

  • Snack & energy stops.
  • Hot food at Half-way rest stop 78 km and for finisher's meal at Henley
  • Free baggae service to finish

Signing up for the Challenge:

Charity Fundraising: £50 to register & commit to fundraise £275 for your chosen charity. Fundraise for one of our Partner Charities & recieve 20% off your registration fee!

Self-funding: £125 paid to secure your place on the challenge.

1st Quarter - 28km - Saturday

Take on the 1st Quarter Challenge - a challenging 28km run. Starting on the Saturday morning at Putney. 

  • Times: Putney, Saturday 9th September 7:00am
  • Route: Putney to Hurst Park
  • Target Time: 3-5 Hours (Saturday afternoon finish)

Inclusions:

  • A snack & energy stop at 14km
  • Finishers meal at 28 km (Saturday afternoon)
  • Free baggage service to finish

Signing up for the Challenge:

Charity Fundraising: £40 to register & commit to fundraise £150 for your chosen charity. Fundraise for one of our Partner Charities & recieve 20% off your registration fee!

Self-funding: £70 paid to secure your place on the challenge.

3rd Quarter - 28km - Saturday

Take on the 3rd  Quarter Challenge - a challenging 28km run. Starting on the Saturday morning at Runnymede. 

  • Times: Runnymede, Saturday 9th September, 8am - 10am
  • Route: Runnymede to Cookham
  • Target Time: 3-5 Hours (Saturday afternoon finish)

Inclusions:

  • A snack & energy stop at 14 km
  • Finishers meal (Saturday afternoon)
  • Free baggae service to finish

Signing up for the Challenge:

Charity Fundraising: £40 to register & commit to fundraise £150 for your chosen charity. Fundraise for one of our Partner Charities & recieve 20% off your registration fee!

Self-funding: £70 paid to secure your place on the challenge.

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Thames Path Challenge Partners