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Sat 29 - Sun 30 September 2012

2012 is an Olympic year for London, and we've an Olympic challenge for everyone. Could you take on the ultimate Thames Path Challenge and complete the 100km in under 24hours? Or are you brave enough to take on the 50km option with a target time of under 12hrs?

Starting close to Putney Bridge the Thames Path Challenge is an epic endurance walk against the clock following the unique Thames Path National Trail.  You will be one of hundreds of walkers attempting the course and raising funds for Back Up. Sign up in teams of friends, colleagues or join as an individual and meet fellow trekkers along the way.

Back Up supporter Deirdre Hipwell has signed up for this year’s challenge and says:

"Many people who have experienced the devastation of a spinal cord injury no longer have the option of simply strapping on their hiking boots and hitting the trail. But with the immensely helpful skills training, activity courses and mentoring services provided by Back Up, people of all ages and backgrounds affected by spinal cord injury can get their lives back and feel more positive about the future. I cannot think of a better way to spend a day in September than walking alongside the river to raise funds for          Back Up."


Click here  to register for the event.

Challenge Details

  • The ultimate 100km challenge - target time under 24hrs!
  • 50km daylight challenge - target of 12hrs!
  • Replenishment checkpoints along the way
  • Hot food stops at 50km, 75km, and 100km
  • Fully supported with pace walkers, medics and physiotherapists
  • 50km walk - £50 registration fee + £200 minimum sponsorship to Back Up
  • 100km walk - £75 registration fee + £300 minimum sponsorship to Back Up

Registration is open until 31 July 2012 - plenty of time to don your trail shoes, plan your training, and start fundraising.


If you have a spinal cord injury and would like to take part in the event please contact Natalie for more information.

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