London to Henley Walk

When:

11 May 2019

Where:

London to Henley

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Our London to Henley Walk is a fantastic way to take in stunning sights, challenge yourself and raise money for life saving research.

Champion your fundraising and raise over £500 to join our exclusive 500 club.

Take advantage of our super early bird deal!

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When: 11 May 2019

Where: London to Henley

Registration costs

Super Early Bird

Until 31st Oct 2018

Early Bird

Until 14th Feb 2019

Standard Price

From 15th Feb 2019

 

Entry

(16 years and above)

£30 £35 £40
You must be 16 years old to take part and under-18's must be accompanied by an adult. Because of the testing nature of the trek we would recommend that you train for this challenge and take part with a friend or as part of a team.  If you would prefer a paper registration form, please complete this form and send it back to us at [email protected]

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Fundraising

Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event, but it's the money you raise that powers our life saving research. Previous Champions have joined our 500 Club and become a BHF Champion. For more information on how to join the club, please visit the last tab. 

CREATE YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE 

If you're collecting money offline - don't forget to pay in your fundraising. Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event, but it's the money you raise that powers our life saving research.  

The challenge

Sign up and take on our challenging walk, trekking continuously through the day to help beat heartbreak forever. This event will be a great experience for those looking for a challenge, who are ready to put in plenty of training and enjoy what is going to be a test of both your mental and physical stamina.

"I entered the walk alone but met so many inspirational people on the route and had an amazing day. Our blisters tried to dampen our spirits but the cause and money we raised made us power through and finish!"  London to Henley 2018 Champion

Contact us

If you would like more information on any of our events, get in touch Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00:
Tel: 0300 330 3322

Email: heretohelp@bhf.org.uk

How to get to the start of your challenge

Start of your challenge

Spelthorne Leisure Centre, Knowle Green, Staines, TW18 1AJ

London to Henley Finish

Henley, Henley, RG9 1BF

Getting to Spelthorne Leisure Centre

Train: Staines Train Station is a 0.6 mile walk from the Spelthorne Leisure Centre. Train times and prices are available on the National Rail website.

Bus: The two nearest bus stops are on Knowle Green (0.3 miles away) and Kingston Road (0.8 miles away). Bus timetables can be found on the Transport for London website.

Car: Free drop off parking is available at the Leisure Centre but cars are not allowed to stay during the duration of the event.

 

Leaving Henley 

Train: Henley-on-Thames Train Station is a 0.5 mile walk from the trek finish location. Train times and prices are available on the National Rail website.

Bus: The nearest bus stop is on Station Road (0.3 miles away). Bus timetables can be found on the Arriva Bus Website

Car: Pay and Display car parking is available adjacent to the event site.

 

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Becoming a Champion

Raise money

We can't thank you enough for signing up and starting your journey with us, you are a CHAMPION. 

Your entry fee covers the cost of organising our event, but it's the money you raise that powers our life saving research. Previous Champions have raised £400 for this event and many aim towards raising £500 and joining our 500 Club, where you will receive a jersey on event day which you can wear with pride knowing you're a champion fundraiser. For more information on the 500 Club please visit the end tab. 

Create an online fundraising page

Did you know - the easiest way to get sponsored is by setting up a fundraising page? Share your page on Facebook, Twitter and by email so your family and friends can sponsor you.

CREATE YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE 

Take a look at our fundraising guide for more inspirational ideas to boost your fundraising.

Be prepared

This event is a full day of walking, we suggest you start training at least three months before and build up your distance mile by mile. Check out our training guide for our tips.

Support vehicles

Although there will be sweeper vehicles along the route to collect you if you need assistance, we strongly recommend you has access to your own support vehicle - this could be a friend or family member at the end of the phone who is available to come and pick you up if needed. Our support driver pack has all of the information needed for each check point. 

London to Henley Support Driver Information

Join us on Facebook

Take a look at the 2018 London to Henley Facebook page to view the 2018 photos and read previous Champion experiences. 

Volunteer for us 

Invite your family and friends to take part with you, help with fundraising, cheer you along at your event, or act as a support vehicle.

Our events cannot happen without the help of our fantastic volunteers. If you would like to help out in the lead up to this event or on event day then please get in touch with us and we will send you more information. 

Everything you need to know

07:00   Registration open
07:45  First safety briefing (others at 08:15, 08:30 and 08:45)
08:00 - 09:00
 London to Henley walk starts
21.30  London to Henley walk finishes
 

At the London to Henley walk

Our trek takes you through Windsor and Cookham before arriving in Henley and hugs the river Thames for much of the way. It's quite a flat route but does include a couple of hills. 

The whole route will be signed with Day-Glo arrows. You will need to check in with marshals at each checkpoint. Every walker will be given a map of the route before the walk.  

We recommend that you walk in pairs or more.

We strongly suggest that you bring a blister kit (including plasters and antiseptic cream)

There will be toilets along the route.

At each checkpoint (approximately every 10-15k), there will be a water stop where there will be varying facilities available to you, including an additional water supply if you are running low on water.

During the event there will be points where you can buy refreshments however we would strongly advise you to bring your own supplementary snacks as well. 

The terrain

The route is a mix of muddy paths, fields, tarmac tracks and gravel/loose stone trails. We suggest light weight waterproof walking shoes for these types of surfaces, but you may find it useful to try different types of foot wear during your training to see what suits you best.

Dogs

Trekkers are welcome to bring well behaved dogs on the challenge, but they must be able to cope with the distances involved. The decision to bring a dog is entirely at the discretion of the owner.  

Luggage transfer

The BHF are able to transfer any extra luggage you don’t want to carry with you to the finish location of your walk. (Please ensure this is nothing more than one small bag as space will be limited in our vehicles) you should ensure everything you need whilst walking is in your rucksack as you will not be able to access this additional bag until the finish.

At the finish

After being presented with your well-deserved medal, hot food, sports massage and a rest area will be provided at the finish along with a warm welcome from your supporters and the BHF events team. 

2018 finish times

If you're interested in looking at the finish times from the 2018 champions, check them out HERE

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Welcome to the club

Our exclusive 500 club, for those who smash the minimum sponsorship target (£400) and go on to raise over £500. 

If you have £500 or more (excluding GiftAid) pledged by your supporters on your JustGiving page firstly congratulations you are amazing! You'll now be eligible to join the 500 Club and receive your exclusive BHF jersey

For teams to be eligible there must be at least £500 or more (excluding Gift Aid) pledged per person, along with the names of all eligible entrants showing on the team fundraising page and each individual needs to fill in a separate form in each case to claim the 500 club jersey.

(E.g A team of 4 would need a minimum of £2000 (exc Gift Aid) pledged on their team page)

How do I claim?

Complete our form to request your jersey

Size Chart

Size XS  XL  XXL 
Chest Size (In)  33-35 35-37 37-39 39-41

41-43

43-45 
Chest Size (Cm)  84-89  89-94  94-99  99-104  104-109  109-114 

Note: Due to the fit being small, we recommend ordering one size up to your usual size.

Frequently asked questions regarding the 500 club

Terms and Conditions

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