England’s greatest river provides a fantastic backdrop for an unforgettable challenge. Starting at Putney Bridge, the full 100 km route heads upstream all the way to Henley along the famous Thames Towpath. It’s through Richmond, Hampton Court, Runnymede, and Windsor, with some wonderful historic scenery en-route to a riverside finish line.
You will need to reach 50% of your fundraising target at least 6 weeks before the event in order to confirm your place on the day. But don't worry, we're on hand to help you meet your goal, with fundraising support throughout your journey with us. Please get in touch with our Hiking Team if you have any questions, we are here to help!
Or, obtain a Self Funded place and raise whatever you can to help support people living with cancer. Simply select the option to fundraise for Macmillan when signing up and we'll support you every step of the way.
Sign up by the end of September and receive an Early Bird discount on all places
Why should I join Team Macmillan?
You'll get full support and hospitality all the way, leaving you to focus on your challenge.
Join as an individual or team
Full, Half and Quarter challenge options
2 day 100km 'daylight' option
Half way camping option
Walk at your own pace
Covered rest stops
Fully signed route
Free food and drink
Medics, massage, and pace walkers
Shuttle buses and transfers
Ultra Challenge mobile app
Medal, t-shirt and a glass of bubbly when you finish
How we'll support you
As part of Team Macmillan, you'll receive:
First class support from the Macmillan Hiking Team, from sign up right through to when you cross the finish line
A free Macmillan top, plus iron-on letters to customise your kit
A fundraising pack bursting with fundraising tips and tricks
Training support to get you ready for your challenge
E-newsletters to keep you up to date
An exclusive Team Macmillan Ultra Challenges Facebook group to meet your teammates
Visually impaired participants are welcome and usually take part with someone supporting them on route. There may be a discounted charge for this to cover event costs such as food etc. Event sites are generally in playing fields or outdoor areas on flat land. For spectators, there is limited wheelchair access, and this can vary on the day depending on ground conditions.
For more details, please speak to the Action Challenge team who will be happy to discuss course suitability for your accessibility requirements.
Ready to join?
By joining us you'll know that you're helping improve the lives of people living with cancer in the UK today.