All services

Run, Cycle or Swim

Take part in a challenge event and raise money for Thames Reach

Challenge yourself and help some of London’s most vulnerable people.

Thames Reach has places in a number of exciting and prestigious events throughout the year. Our challenge events include:

‘Challenge events are subject to date changes as event organisers monitor the coronavirus situation. Our fundraising team will ensure all participants are updated as the situation develops. In the meantime please contact for fundraising ideas you can do in the safety of your own home, and to register for events scheduled from late summer onwards. We are depending on the critical support we receive from our fundraisers now more than ever, find out why here.

Events for 2021:

Asics London 10k — 25 July 2021

This fast-paced flat route is perfect for those looking to enter their first running event, or for a seasoned pro seeking a personal best!

London Duathlon — 5 September 2021

The 2019 Descente London Duathlon is the world’s biggest run-bike-run event. The family friendly challenge takes place in Richmond Park on completely closed roads. With a range of distances, the London Duathlon offers athletes of all abilities the chance to take part in a unique multi-sport event.

Thames Path Challenge — 11/12 September 2021

Walk, jog or run! The full Thames Path Challenge 100km route stretches from Putney Bridge, past Hampton Court to Runnymede of Magna Carta fame, and all the way to Henley. With half & quarter distance options available – there’s a challenge suitable for everyone.

London to Brighton Bike Ride — 19 September 2021

For the cyclist, why not take on the famous London to Brighton Bike Ride. The race spans 54 miles, from the crowds at Clapham Common, through idyllic country lanes to the bustling Brighton beach.

Hackney Half Marathon — 26 September 2021

Experience the buzz of one of London’s fastest growing challenge events. You’ll be supported by live bands and provided with entertainment aplenty.

Royal Parks Half Marathon — 10 October 2021

Starting and finishing in Hyde Park, the Royal Parks is the capital’s biggest half marathon. The race winds its way through Green Park, taking in iconic landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, and Victoria Embankment.

Tough Mudder — Various dates available

With a range of distances to choose from, and events throughout the year in London & the SE- the Tough Mudder is the perfect team-building activity. Challenging, fun and messy!

Skydiving — Various dates available

The Tandem Skydive experience is like nothing on earth and it’s accessible to almost everyone. Are you brave enough?

If you would like to enter any of events above and raise funds for Thames Reach, you will receive:

– A dedicated contact, who will provide you with support and advice.

– A quality running shirt, vest or cycling top.

– A fundraising pack filled with training suggestions and top tips to increase your sponsorship.

– Promotion through our social media channels.

– Recognition and appreciation for all your hard work.

To enter, find out more or explore other challenge event opportunities, contact

Already registered for another event?

Why not set up an online donation page…

Creating an online donation page gives your supporters an easy and secure way to donate to your cause. They enable you to reach a wider group of supporters quickly and easily and ensures your cause benefits from the power of crowd funding.

To set up a JustGiving page, and help Thames Reach end street homelessness, please click here.