Thames Path

Challenge 2022

Walk, jog or run the Thames Path Challenge, following England’s greatest river. The full Thames Path Challenge 100km route heads from Putney Bridge past Hampton Court to Runnymede of Magna Carta fame at 50km, then on past wonderful historic scenery all the way to Henley. With half & quarter distance options - there's a challenge for everyone.

About the event

Take on the Thames Path Challenge following England's greatest river. Most will walk, many will jog, some will run, and all have special reasons to push themselves. Our full Thames Path Challenge 100km route heads from Putney Bridge past Hampton Court to Runnymede of Magna Carta fame at 50km, then on past wonderful historic scenery all the way to Henley. With half & quarter distance options - there's a challenge for everyone.

Your challenge will be a test of spirit and determination. You'll be supported all the way by our team, and rewarded with an amazing sense of achievement. Your entry includes free food and drink at regular rest stops, plus support including medics, marshals and massage. As you cross the finish line, you’ll get a glass of fizz, t-shirt, and a medal to commemorate your achievement.

Click here to download the Thames Path fact sheet.

Fundraising Options

Option 1 Charity Sponsorship

You pay a small registration fee, do lots of fundraising and we cover the cost of your event place!

  • 25km: Reg fee £10 / fundraising target £250
  • 50km: Reg fee £20 / fundraising target £395
  • 100km: Reg fee £30 / fundraising target £595

Option 2 Mixed Fundraising

Pay half of the event place cost yourself, fundraise a bit less and we pay the balance of the event
place cost.

  • 25km: Reg fee £45 / fundraising target £135
  • 50km: Reg fee £72.50 / fundraising target £218
  • 100km: Reg fee £110 / fundraising target £330

Option 3 Self Fund

You pay the full cost of the event place - fundraise whatever you want, with no set target or deadline, and there’s no cost at all to the charity!

  • 25km: £79
  • 50km: £129
  • 100km: £198

The Route

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.

If you have any questions about the event, or would like to discuss anything about riding with London's Air Ambulance please contact Sophie events@londonsairambulance.org.uk / 020 3023 3303

Event Information

Date 10th - 11th Sept 2022
Location London
Registration fee from £10
Fundraising target  from £135

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FAQ's

How much is the registration fee?

Charity Sponsorship:

25km: Reg fee £10

50km: Reg fee £20

100km: Reg fee £30

 

Mixed Funding:

25km: Reg fee £45

50km: Reg fee £72.50

100km: Reg fee £110

 

Self Funded:

25km: £79

50km: £129

100km: £198

What is the minimum sponsorship?

Charity Sponsorship:

25km: Fundraising target £250

50km: Fundraising target £395

100km: Fundraising target £595

 

Mixed Funding:

25km: Fundraising target £135

50km: Fundraising target £218

100km: Fundraising target £330

Who can take part?

On the date of the Event you must be 18 or older to participate within the ‘full’ challenge (100km), 16 or older for a ‘half’ challenge (50km), and 14 or older for a ‘quarter’ challenge (25km).

Can I join the team if I have my own place?

Yes, we welcome all own place fundraisers to our Team. the only difference is there is no set minimum sponsorship.

Can I take part as a team?

Yes, you can be a team if your teammate(s) have a London’s Air Ambulance Charity place or their own place. We can combine your minimum sponsorship to create one team fundraising target.

How do I register?

You can register by clicking on the Join the team button on this page.

What website should I use to set up an online giving page?

We have our own fundraising pages, you will be able to set up your page when you register or you can create an account to set your page up after you have registered.

Do I get a London's Air Ambulance Charity top to wear on the day?

We send all our participants a London’s Air Ambulance Charity tech top or vest to wear on the day.

Can my family and friends come to watch?

Yes, take a look at the course map to see where your family might be able to cheer you on.

How can I get my workplace to support me?

There are loads of ways your work can support your fundraising, here are a few ideas: 

  1. Match funding- some workplaces offer match funding where they match up to a certain amount of what you raise for example if you raise £500 they will match it and give you £500 making your fundraising total £1,000
  2. Add your online giving page to your work email signature
  3. Hold a bake sale, lunchtime activity or after work quiz
  4. Guess your finish time- £2 to guess a time, winner wins a prize or a % of the money from the game or a prize that has been donated to you.

What happens if I don’t hit my target by the deadline date?

We will be in regular contact between the time you register and the event date. The ‘Initial Target’ of at least 50% must be submitted to the Charity by 3 weeks prior to the Event. If at anytime you are concerned about your fundraising progress we ask that you contact us so we can help. If you are not able to reach the target by the deadline set we will work together with you to extend your deadline and support further fundraising activity to help.

Does the registration fee contribute towards my fundraising?

Your registration fee contributes towards the cost of your place and is not included in your fundraising target.

What happens if I get injured or am no longer able to take part in the event?

If you are no longer able to take part please email events@londonsairambulance.org.uk if you have one of our charity places, we may be able to defer your place to the following year depending on the event. Please contact us as soon as possible so we can discuss what we can do to help.

How can I get a training plan?

When you sign up you will receive a link to a variety of different training plans based on your experience.

If I have a question, what is the best contact details for the Events Team?

We know how much personal effort goes into arranging or taking part in a fundraising event, so we want to help you ensure the maximum return for your hard work. Our team is on hand to offer advice and support. Contact our Events team by calling 020 3023 3303 or emailing events@londonsairambulance.org.uk