What is the Thames Bridges Trek?
Join over 2,000 walkers and trek across the Capital taking in unrivalled views of the skyline, and historic landmarks. Setting out from the Putney Bridge start, you’ll head East towards the City, zig-zagging over the array of 16 historic bridges – each with its own fascinating story – and a mid-point rest stop at The Oval Cricket Ground for some snacks & drinks. 25km later, it’s a party style finish line celebration in Southwark Park past the final crossing – the majestic Tower Bridge.
How do I sign up?
To sign up for the Thames Bridges Trek, visit https://ultrachallenge.com/thames-bridges-trek/sign-up-now/
You can either choose:
‘Charity sponsorship’, where you pay a small registration fee and fundraise for Launchpad (select us from the drop down menu in the registration options)
‘Mixed funding’ for charity where you pay half of your registration fee, and fundraise a smaller amount for Launchpad
NB: You will be required to have raised 50% of your fundraising target eight weeks before the event as this covers the cost of your participation in the challenge.
How do you support members of Team Launchpad?
We will be in touch with you after you have registered to support you every step of the way! We can offer you tips on training and lots of fundraising materials, and you’ll get a Launchpad t-shirt and goodies to say thank you for taking part on our behalf.
How will my fundraising help Launchpad?
Day in, day out, Launchpad helps people, couples and families like you in Reading who are homeless or at risk of losing their home – and only with your kind support can we continue this vital work. Every penny you raise when you take on this challenge helps us prevent homelessness in our town.
At Launchpad, we have had to cancel or postpone some of our events over the last year and our fundraising has inevitably suffered.
2022 is set to remain uncertain as the pandemic continues to leave homeless people extremely vulnerable, and we are expecting to see many more in housing crisis, with increased job losses and evictions on the horizon.
By taking on the Thames Bridge trek for Launchpad, you will be making all the difference to people who are homeless or at risk of losing their home in Reading – and at a time when our help is vital.
Is the event COVID-safe?
By signing up to an Ultra Challenge, you can be confident that the series of events will be as low risk as possible. If your event is cancelled or postponed after sign up, you’ll be offered a transfer onto a new date or a full refund on your registration fee.