Trekkers on a walk by the river

Thames Path Challenge

Walk, jog or run the Thames Path Challenge, following England’s greatest river on 10 -11 September.

Event details

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 historic scenery all the way to Henley. With half & quarter distance options – there’s a challenge for everyone.

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

Location: Putney Bridge, London
When: Saturday 10th September 2022
End: Sunday 11th September 2022
Event type: Treks & walks
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How to sign up for the Thames Path Challenge


Sign up on the Ultra Challenges website


Get in touch and let us know that you want to fundraise for us


We'll support you and send information about the children you're helping
More details about The Thames Path Challenge
  1. Register on the Ultra Challenge website.
  2. When you sign up you’ll be asked what sponsorship option you want to choose. Select ‘Option 2 – Sponsorship for charity’ or ‘Option 3 – Mixed Fundraising for Charity’ if you want to raise money for us.
  3. You’ll have the opportunity to select which charity you’re fundraising for – and you can select Chestnut Tree House under the ‘Other charity’ option.
  4. Get in touch with us once you’re done and we will send you a bespoke fundraising pack!

Charity Sponsorship–you pay a small registration fee, do lots of fundraising and we cover the cost of your event place!

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

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

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

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

You can choose from the Full (100km), Half (50km) or Quarter (25km) challenges.

Full Challenge – choose to do this in either one or two days (camping overnight at Runnymede). The route follows the River Thames to Hampton Court, into Runnymede of Magna Carta fame and then onto Henley-on-Thames.

Half Challenge – choose from Putney to Runnymede or Runnymede to Henley-on-Thames.

Quarter Challenge – choose from one of four routes:

  • Putney to Hampton Court
  • Hampton Court  to Runnymede
  • Runnymede to Cookham
  • Cookham to Henley-on-Thames


Thank you for choosing us to donate your sponsorship to – we appreciate every penny.

Next steps:

  1. Get in touch with us and let us know
  2. We’ll be in touch with your own bespoke events pack, including fundraising hints and tips and sponsorship form.
  3. Once you’ve raised your sponsorship money and completed your event head over to our GoDonate page to donate the money directly to us

You can find details about the race day on the Ultra Challenge website.

If you have a question about trekking and fundraising for Team Chestnut, please contact the Events Team.

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