Thames Path Challenge 2023

9-10 September 2023

About The Thames Path Challenge

The Thames Path Challenge is an Ultra Challenge! Whether you are a walker, jogger, or runner looking for a challenge, or want to test yourself or get in shape – whilst achieving something special, then this is for you! Personalise your challenge with 25, 50 and 100km routes whilst immersing yourself in this scenic riverside walk.

The famous and ever popular Thames Path Challenge provides a wonderful route along England’s greatest river. The route heads upstream to Henley along the famous towpath through Richmond, Hampton Court, Runnymede, and Windsor, with some wonderful scenery along the riverside to the finish line. It’s ‘Your Challenge Your Way’ so you decide whether you walk, jog or run the 25, 50 or 100km route.

Your entry includes a range of free food & drink at regular rest stops, and support from medics, marshals and massage teams. As you cross the finish line, you’ll get a glass of fizz, a t-shirt, and a special medal to celebrate your achievement.

Why push yourself further for David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF)?

Working in some of the planet’s most extreme and dangerous environments, anti-poaching rangers do one of the toughest jobs in the world. They work tirelessly day and night in often hostile conditions to protect wildlife. They face gruelling conditions due to extreme weather, long hours and heavily armed poachers. But without rangers there would be no hope for critically endangered species like elephants and rhinos in their natural habitats.

Wildlife Rangers walk thousands of kilometres each year, often spending weeks in the field at a time in order to protect wildlife and ensure their safety from poachers, snares and other threats. By taking part in an Ultra Challenge you will be stepping into a rangers shoes walking up to 100 kilometres across two days getting a feel for what they go through every day but in a much safer environment.  Your fundraising will go towards DSWF’s support of Rangers across Africa and Asia, ensuring they are well trained, equipped and supported to stay safe in the field and protect endangered wildlife.


  • DSWF T-shirt / walking vest
  • Professional fundraising support including fundraising pack full of tips and inspiration.
  • Challenge App with route guidance, training information and kit list.
  • Regular rest stops, free food and drink, medics and marshalls along the route.

Registration & Fundraising


£45 Reg Fee & at least
£595 charity sponsorship
(One day/continuous or two day options available)


£30 Reg Fee & at least
£395 charity sponsorship


£15 Reg Fee & at least
£250 charity sponsorship

Registration Deadline 11th August 2023