Support Us : Thames Path Challenge

Take on the Thames Path Challenge and push yourself in uniquely beautiful scenery that’s steeped in history, and a superb backdrop for a festival of river-side challenge events . It’s 100km from Putney Bridge to Henley alongside Britain’s greatest river although quarter and half distance options are also available – most of the 4,000 challengers will Walk at their own pace, many will Jog parts, and some will Run the whole course – and all will have a special reason to push themselves. You can join as an individual or as a team, there’s half & quarter distance options, and however you take it your challenge will be a test of stamina & determination, with full support all the way, and rewarded with an amazing sense of achievement.

Or join the Challenge’s sister event instead – the ‘Thames Bridges Trek‘ – also starting out from Putney Bridge with a 25km walk through central London zig-zagging over 16 historic bridges with the best City views and finishing beyond Tower Bridge for a celebration finish.

With some training and determination anyone can conquer The Thames Path. So why not get in shape – and join a real challenge in 2018 for the Down’s Syndrome Association.


  • Full Challenge (100km)
  • Half & quarter Challenge Options
  • 2 Day Option – 1/2 Sat & 1/2 Sun
  • Covered Rest Stops
  • FREE meals + snacks & drinks
  • Fully signed route + maps
  • Pace walkers, medics, massage
  • Medal, T shirt, glass of bubbly!

For more information visit the Action Challenge website or download the brochure.

Date: 8 & 9 September 2018
Distance and Routes:

Full 100 km Challenge – Putney to Henley – continuous from Saturday to Sunday.

2 Day Full 100km Challenge – Saturday, Putney to Runnymede 50km & Sunday, Runnymede to Henley 50km.

1st Half 50km Challenge – Saturday from Putney to Runnymede

2nd Half 50km Challenge – Saturday from Runnymede to Henley

1st Quarter 28km Challenge – Saturday from Putney to Hurst Park

2nd Quarter 22km Challenge – Saturday from Hurst Park to Runnymede

3rd Quarter 28km Challenge – Saturday from Runnymede to Cookham

4th Quarter 22km Challenge – Sunday from Cookham to Henley


Full challenge – £80

Half challenge – £60

Quarter challenge – £40

Minimum Sponsorship:

Full challenge – £425

Half challenge – £275

Quarter challenge – £175

50% of fundraising is due 6 weeks before the Challenge. The remaining 50% is due 4 weeks after the Challenge.

If you are taking part in fundraising events – running, cycling or trekking, buy your socks from and get a 10% discount.

Use code DSACHARITY10, 10% of order placed will be donated to DSA.

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