Challenge Options

Over 2,000 Challengers will take on the main Thames Path Challenge following England’s greatest river – most will be walk, many will jog, some will run, and all have a special reason to push themselves.

Our full 100km route heads upstream from Putney Bridge past Hampton Court to Runnymede at 50km, then on past wonderful scenery all the way to Henley.

Full 100 km Continuous

Putnety to Henley

11 - 12 Sept 2021

Start this epic Challenge in leafy South West London on the River Thames. This route follows the meandering waterway to Hampton Court, onto Runnymede of Magna Carta Fame, and eventually onto Henley-on-Thames – home of the regatta – to a fabulous celebration finish and family BBQ. The route is our flattest of all the series, along path & terrain which will test your legs, hips & feet – but you will be rewarded with 100 km of beautiful scenery and historic villages & towns. 

100 km & 350 m

  • Start: bishops paRK, Fulham
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 09:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Henley-on-Thames
  • Finish times: Runners 9 – 16 hrs, joggers 16 – 20 hrs, walkers 20 – 36 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 28 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 50 km – hot meal
  • 78 km – brunch/ lunch
  • 100 km – cooked breakfast/ BBQ
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Walkable distance from Putney Bridge station (District line)

After

  • Henley train station walkable distance
  • Pick up parking at Henley – local P&D

4 available

Full Challenge
over 2 Days

Putney > Runnymede > Henley

11 & 12 Sept 2021

The 2 Day Full 100 km Challenge breaks down the route into two halves of 50 km on Day 1 starting in W, London & finishing at our basecamp in Runnymede, and then 50 km on Day 2 – you will get to experience the route in daylight as well as the opportunity to get some rest and sleep overnight. Camp with us at our fully supported Basecamp at Runnymede on the Saturday night where we will have entertainment, hot food & more. 

Day 1 – 50 km & 200 m

Day 2 – 50 km & 150 m

Day 1 – 11 Sept 2021

  • Start: Bishops Park, Fulham
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 09:00 for joggers & walkers
  • Finish: Runnymede (50 km)
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs
  • Overnight: camp with us (see Bookable Extras)

Day 2 – 12 Sept 2021

  • Start: Runnymede
  • Start times: 06:00 – 06:30 for all
  • Finish: Henley-on-Thames (50 km)
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 28 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 50 km – hot meal
  • 78 km – brunch/ lunch
  • 100 km – cooked breakfast/ BBQ
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Walkable distance from Putney Bridge station (District line)

After

  • Henley train station walkable distance
  • Pick up parking at Henley – local P&D
  •  

Runnymede – Saturday 11 Sept

  • Camp overnight at our ‘Half Way’ basecamp
  • Hot showers, refreshments, rest areas & more
  • Breakfast Sunday morning before setting off
  • Visit ‘Bookable Extras’ for full details 

4 available (2 for each day)

1st Half
Challenge 50 km

Putney to Runnymede

11 Sept 2021

Start this epic Challenge in leafy South West London on the River Thames. This route follows the meandering waterway to Hampton Court, onto Runnymede of Magna Carta Fame for a big celebration finish and hot meal.

50 km & 200 m

  • Start: Bishops Park, Fulham
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 07:00 – 09:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Runnymede
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 28 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 50 km – hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Walkable distance from Putney Bridge station (District line)

After

  • Shuttles to Staines station – FOC
  • Pick up parking at Runnymede – local P&D

2 available

2nd Half
Challenge 50 km

Runnymede to Henley

12 Sept 2021

Start this epic Challenge in Runnymede of Magna Carta Fame, and follow the meandering waterway through Cookham and eventually onto Henley-on-Thames – home of the regatta – to a fabulous celebration finish and family BBQ. 

50 km & 150 m

  • Start: Runnymede
  • Start times: Sat 11 Sept join a Full Challenger from 17:00 or Sun 12 Sept 06:00 – 06:30
  • Finish: Henley (50 km)
  • Finish times: Runners 4 – 8 hrs, joggers 7 – 10 hrs, walkers 10 – 16 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 28 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 50 km – hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Drop off parking at Runnymede (start) – FOC
  • All day parking at Runnymede – local P&D

After

  • Henley train station is a walkable distance
  • Transfer back to Runnymede (start) – £20 p/p
  • Pick up parking at Henley – local P&D

2 available

1st Quarter
Challenge 28 km

Putney to Hampton

11 Sept 2021

Start this epic Challenge in leafy South West London on the River Thames. This route follows the meandering waterway to Hampton Court for big celebration finish and meal.

28 km & 20 m

  • Start: bishops Park, Fulham
  • Start times: 06:45 – 07:00 for runners, 08:00 – 09:00 for joggers & runners
  • Finish: Hurst Park
  • Finish times: Runners 2 – 3 hrs, joggers 3 – 5 hrs, walkers 4 – 7 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 28 km – BBQ & fizzy drinks
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Startline is walkable distance from Putney Bridge station (District line)

After

  • Shuttle to Hampton Court station – FOC
  • Pick up parking at Hurst Park – local P&D

2nd Quarter
Challenge 22 km

Hampton to Runnymede

11 Sept 2021

This route starts near Hampton Court, and follows the meandering waterway to Runnymede, of Magna Carta Fame, for a big celebration finish and hot meal.

 

Note that this distance is walking only.

22 km & 20 m

  • Start: Hurst Park, Hampton
  • Start times: Sat 11 Sept, 12:00 only
  • Finish: Runnymede
  • Finish times: Walkers 4 – 7 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • 10 km – snacks & drinks
  • 22 km – hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Drop off parking Hurst Park – local P&D

After

  • Pick up parking Runnymede – local P&D
  • Shuttle to Staines train station – FOC

3rd Quarter
Challenge 28 km

Runnymede to Cookham

12 Sept 2021

Start this epic Challenge in Runnymede of Magna Carta Fame, and follow the meandering waterway through Cookham.

28 km & 20 m

  • Start: Runnymede
  • Start times: Sat 11 Sept join a Full Challenger from 17:00 or Sun 12 Sept 06:00 – 06:30
  • Finish: Cookham
  • Finish times: Runners 2 – 3 hrs, joggers 3 – 5 hrs, walkers 4 – 7 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 28 km – hot food & fizzy drinks
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Drop off parking at Runnymede – FOC
  • Parking at Runnymede  – local P&D

After

  • Shuttle to Maidenhead station – FOC
  • Pick up parking at Cookham – local P&D
  • Shuttle back to Runnymede – £10 p/p

4th Quarter
Challenge 22 km

Cookham to Henley

12 Sept 2021

Start this Challenge in gorgeous Cookham, and follow the meandering waterway to Henley-on-Thames – home of the regatta – to a fabulous celebration finish and family BBQ. 

22 km & 10 m

  • Start: Cookham
  • Start times: Sun 12 Sept 08:00 only
  • Finish: Runnymede (22 km)
  • Finish times: Runners 2 – 3 hrs, joggers 3 – 5 hrs, walkers 4 – 7 hrs

Every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 22 km – BBQ
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

The below options can be booked via the ‘Bookable Extras’ page.

Before

  • Park Cookham – FOC
  • Transfer from Henley to Cookham start Sun am – £10 p/p
  • Drop off parking Cookham – FOC

After

  • Pick up parking at Henley – local P&D
  • Henley train station is a walkable distance

2 available

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