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Thames Path Challenge 2021

100km, 50km, or 25km...Walk, Jog, or Run it

Push yourself further this year with the Thames Path Ultra Challenge. With half and quarter distance options there's a challenge for everyone.

Join Team Mind today...It's your challenge, your way!

11 September 2021

12 September 2021

Full Challenge minimum fundraising
Charity sponsorship - £595, Mixed Funding - £299
Distance - 100Km

Half Challenge minimum fundraising
Charity sponsorship - £395, Mixed Funding - £199
Distance - 50Km

Quarter Challenge minimum fundraising
Charity sponsorship - £245, Mixed Funding - £119
Distance - 25Km

Minimum age - All distances

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 will 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. There's also the 'Thames Bridges Trek' a 25km walk through the heart of London, zigzagging over 16 famous bridges with the best views of the Capital's landmarks.

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

Sign up and Funding options

Charity Sponsorship

You pay a small registration fee, do lots of fundraising and we cover the cost of your event place. As we are an official Charity Partner, you get 25% off the standard registration fee when you use code MIND2021.

* New Year discount* Use our code MIND2021 between the 24 December - 31 January, and get your charity sponsorship place for just £1.  Please note this discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

We will need to receive 50% of your fundraising three weeks before the challenge to secure your place on the event.

Mixed Funding

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

We will need to receive 50% of your fundraising three weeks before the challenge to secure your place on the event.

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 us at Mind!

For full details on distances, place costs, and to sign up to charity sponsorship, mixed funded or a self funded place please click the register button below.


What to expect from the event

You will get full support and hospitality from the event organisers Action Challenge every step of the way. With half and quarter distance options available, there's a challenge here for everyone!

  • Join as an Individual or a Team.
  • 100km Full Challenge option.
  • Half or quarter Challenge options.
  • Two day Full 'Daylight' option.
  • Rest stops with free food and drink.
  • All meals/food included!
  • Medics, massages, and pace walkers.
  • Walk at your pace for over 24 hours if needed.
  • Run or jog - set a new goal!
  • Camping options available.
  • Pre-event training support and app.
  • A medal, T shirt and glass of bubbly when you finish!
  • It's your challenge - your way!

How we'll support you

As well as the hospitality you will receive from our event organisers Action Challenge, here at Mind we also offer all our walkers, joggers and runners a fantastic support package, which includes the following:

  • Loads of training and fundraising advice, with regular email updates.
  • A Mind running vest.
  • A dedicated and experienced event coordinator who will provide information and support in the run-up to your event.

Any questions?

Find out more about the route, support, and hospitality on the Thames Path Challenge dedicated landing page.

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