Date: Saturday 9th May 2020
Start Location: Marlow
Finish Location: Windsor Festival Finish
Distance: 13.7 miles
Elevation Gain: 47m
Stops on route: 3
*Please note that this route is subject to change for 2020
Starting at Marlow Rugby Club, you will accompany the river’s twists and turns for most of the race. Boasting over 120 species of fish, the home of multiple water mammals and the grounds for countless species of bird, the Thames is rich not only in wildlife but also in history.
The longest river in England, it provides two-thirds of London’s drinking water and is referenced in text all the way back to 54 BC by none other than Julius Caesar!
Hitting the village of Cookham early on in the route, make sure you take the time to appreciate the quaintness of this idyllic village before heading out to re-join the Thames Path.
As you head downstream, look to the right for Bray’s ‘Millionaire’s Row’ on the opposite side of the river with tall lavish properties sure to wow everyone who treks past.
For all the rowing fans out on the trails, you will know exactly where you are when you spy Dorney Lake through the hedgerow on your left. Famed for hosting a total of 30 medal events in the 2012 Olympic Games, it is renowned for being one of the most successful venues in history for our beloved Team GB.
Looping back over the river, you will push on to receive your own medal as you trek through to our festival finish line at Windsor Racecourse where an ice cold beer will be waiting for you along with numerous other activities.