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Thames Path Challenge 2020


If you've registered for this challenge, you can transfer your booking to another later event in 2020, or to a 2021 challenge. Action Challenge will be in touch with you directly about this.

As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to present challenges, our teams are working hard to adapt our services in response to the challenges presented by coronavirus, whilst keeping our beneficiaries, colleagues, volunteers, supporters and partners safe.

We’re closely monitoring the situation, in constant contact with event providers and continually reviewing our plans in line with Government and NHS advice. We’re working to keep this page updated with any news about event dates and bookings as soon as we hear.

In the meantime, if you have a question about your event booking, you will be contacted by your event provider but if not, please do contact them direct. If you have a question about your fundraising for Help for Heroes, please email our team on

Be assured we are absolutely committed to supporting the ongoing recovery journeys of our wounded, injured and sick, and their families. Thank you for your incredible support and patience at this time.


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.

  • Join as Individual or Team

  • 100km Full Challenge

  • Half or Quarter Challenge options

  • Rest stops - free food and drink

  • ALL meals/food included

  • Medics, massage, and pace walkers

  • Medal, T shirt, glass of bubbly

  • Walk at Your Pace - 24 hours+

  • Run or Jog - set a New Goal

  • 2 Day Full 'Daylight' option

  • Camping options available

  • Pre-event training support + app

  • It's Your Challenge - Your Way!



Charity Sponsorship – pay a small registration fee and fundraise.
Save 25% on your registration fee when taking part with Help for Heroes.

  • Full Challenge - £11.25 reg fee + £595 in fundraising

  • Half Challenge - £7.50 reg fee + £395 in fundraising

  • Quarter Challenge - £3.75 reg fee + £245 in fundraising

Mixed Funding – pay a higher contribution to the cost of your place and fundraise the remaining target.
Save 10% on your registration fee when taking part with Help for Heroes.

  • Full Challenge - £89.10 reg fee + £299 in fundraising

  • Half Challenge - £58.05 reg fee + £199 in fundraising

  • Quarter Challenge - £35.55 reg fee + £119 in fundraising

Frequently Asked Questions


The challenge is run by Action Challenge and you should register directly with them, via the 'Register Now' button. During registration Help for Heroes will already be selected, we will be told about you automatically and will be in touch. 


Half of your fundraising target (dependent on the distance you choose) needs to be received by the Charity no later than eight weeks before the challenge. This covers the cost of your participation in the challenge.

Anything you fundraise over this amount is the money that Help for Heroes can use to provide lifelong support to our wounded, injured and sick Service Personnel, Veterans and their loved ones.

Support and Contact

The team is on hand to answer all your questions from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. Whether you’re after event specifics, training tips or fundraising advice, we’d love to hear from you.

Phone: 01725 514106