Thames Marathon

Sunday 5th August 2018


Event Details

The Thames Marathon, now in its 8th year, is a 14km long-distance challenge swim from Henley-on-Thames to Marlow. It covers a beautiful stretch of the Thames and has become one of open water swimming's most prestigious marathon swims. 

The swim is split into 4 sections. Swimmers will be required to exit the water at the 3 locks (Hambledon at 4km, Hurley at 10km and Temple at 11.8km) where food and drink will be available.

Wetsuit places - to apply for a wetsuit place please click Enter on the Wetsuit Category below. You will be asked to select your wave, please do so based on the following criteria:

  • Pink Wave - this wave is ideal for swimmers who are seeking a faster time and who expect to complete the course in under 4 hours (approximately equivalent to a sub 27 minute mile pace)
  • Blue Wave and Green Wave - the blue and green waves will both be mixed ability waves, they will set off approximately 20 minutes apart (blue first and then green). If you are not a pink wave swimmer, please select either blue or green. If you are swimming with a friend or as part of a group, please make sure that you all select the same wave. 

Non-wetsuit places - we have a limited number of places open to non-wetsuit swimmers, subject to experience and ability. If you would like to be considered for one of these places, please select the Non-Wetsuit Category below by clicking the 'Enter waiting list' button. You will be asked to fill in all your details, your open water experience, and to choose your wave (criteria as above). If approved, you will be sent a link that will allow you to complete your application and make your payment. Please note the non-wetsuit places sell out very quickly, we recommend you put your application in as soon as possible.

You are adding your name to a list waiting for approval, there ARE currently non-wetsuit spaces available.

Tow Floats will be compulsory for all swimmers, both wetsuit and non-wetsuit.

Entry Options - Age 18 & over on Sun 05 Aug 2018
Wetsuit Category
Available £96.00 Enter
Non-Wetsuit Category
** £96.00 Enter waiting list

Entries to the Non-Wetsuit Category have to be approved. To be considered for a non-wetsuit place, please add yourself to the waiting list. Once your application has been approved you will receive an email with a link to complete your application and make payment.
** Payment is made only if a place is offered and accepted.

Dates
Starts
Sun 05 Aug 2018 at 07:00
Contact Info
Henley Swim
01491 577922
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