London to Oxford Trek

When:

11 - 12 May 2019

Where:

London to Oxford

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From the capital to the historic university city of Oxford, trek 100km continuously in our most difficult and prestigious endurance challenge.

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

Take advantage of our super early bird deal. 

London to Oxford 2019 registration is now open!

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Take your first step towards becoming a Champion

When: 11 - 12 May 2019

Where: London to Oxford

The challenge

Sign up and take on our ultimate endurance event, walking 100km continuously through the day and night, equating to 145,000 steps. This event will be a great experience for those looking for an extreme challenge, who are ready to put in plenty of training and enjoy what is going to be a serious test of both your mental and physical stamina.

"The 100k challenge was the toughest challenge, psychologically, I've ever completed. The donations behind me got me to the finish line. My opinion beforehand was that it was 'only walking' but after 28hrs of trekking 100km, my feet were on fire and I was extremely tired - I seriously underestimated this event."  London to Oxford 2018 Champion

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)

£45  £50  £60

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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]

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 aimed to raise £400 and then gone onto join our 500 Club and become a BHF Champion. For more information on how to join the club, please visit the last tab. 

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Your London to Oxford Trek entry includes

  • Technical T-Shirt (you'll pick this up on the day of the trek)
  • Head torch and batteries (collect at the start of the trek)
  • Personalised bar coded scan points (to record your individual event time)
  • Medical support throughout the route
  • Free sports massage at the halfway point and finish line
  • 2 free hot meals 
  • Discounted food and refreshments on route  
  • A welcome pack containing fundraising materials 
  • Downloadable GPX route file (available on request)
  • Brand new 2019 route map
  • Mobile charging points at halfway checkpoint (please bring your own charging cable)
  • Training guide

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: [email protected]

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Start of the 100km Trek

Spelthorne Leisure Centre , Knowle Green , Staines upon-Thames , Surrey , TW18 1AJ

 

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100km Trek finish

Oxpen Meadows , Oxpens Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1RX

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 Oxford

Train: Oxford Train Station is a 0.4 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 Park End Street (0.3 miles away). Bus timetables can be found on the Oxford Bus website.

Car: Pay and Display car parking is available adjacent to the event site. Details available on the Oxford City Council website.

 

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Become a champion fundraiser and make sure you're ready for the trek

Raise money

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 raised £500 and joined our 500 club, where you will receive a limited edition jersey which you can wear with pride, knowing you're a champion fundraiser.

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 your social media pages and encourage your family and friends to sponsor you.

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

Get ready for your London to Oxford Trek 

This trek is a real test of endurance and mental strength and willpower. We suggest you start training at least three months before to build up your distance mile by mile, a brand new training guide is now available to help you prepare.  

Support vehicles

Although there will be sweeper vehicles along the route to collect any champions needing assistance and take them to the most relevant location on the route, we strongly recommend every trekker has access to their 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 you need a hand. Please share the support driver information pack with your support vehicle driver London to Oxford Support Driver Information Pack

Join us on Facebook

Check out the 2018 London to Oxford Trek 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 or someone you know 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.

 

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What to expect on the big day

07:00   Registration open
07:45  First safety briefing (others at 08:15 and 08:45)
08:00 - 09:00
 Trek starts
14:00  Trek finishes (Sunday 13 May)
 

At the London to Oxford Trek

Our trek takes you through Windsor, Cookham, Henley, Benson, Clifton Hampden, Abingdon and Oxford and hugs the river Thames for much of the way. It's quite a flat route but does include a couple of hills. Every walker will be given a map of the route before the walk.   

  • The whole route will be signed with Day-Glo arrows
  • You will need to check in with marshals at each checkpoint
  • 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 you trek. (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 trekking 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 is for those who smash the minimum sponsorship target (£400) 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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