Thames Marathon 2024

Sunday 11th August 2024


Event Details

The Thames Marathon is an endurance swim between Henley-on-Thames and Marlow. It covers a beautiful stretch of the Thames and has become one of open water swimming's most prestigious marathon swims.

The Event Village, where swimmers collect their race packs, will be in Marlow. Swimmers will be transported by coach to the half, mid or full distance start, and will swim back to Marlow. There is also the option to walk or run to the start of the Half Marathon. 

There is a choice of three swimming distances:

THAMES HALF MARATHON – Approximately 5.5km including stops 

The Thames Half Marathon is a 5.5km endurance swim finishing in Marlow. All swimmers will have the option to either walk/run to the Half Marathon start (this is just for fun, run times will not be recorded) or to be transported by coach for a small additional fee. The swim is split into 3 sections. Swimmers will be required to exit the water at the 2 locks (Hurley at 1.5km and Temple at 3.2km) where drinks and energy snacks will be available.

Just like the full distance, non-wetsuit places will be limited, but they will not need to be approved. Once the non-wetsuit places are full this will show on the entry system, and only wetsuit places will be available. Enter using the Half Marathon option below, you will be asked during the registration process if you plan to wear a wetsuit. 


THAMES MARATHON 
MID-DISTANCE – Approximately 9km including stops ⭐️⭐️ 9km NEW FOR 2024 ⭐️⭐️

THERE ARE ONLY 50 PLACES AVAILABLE IN 2024

The Thames Marathon Mid-Distance is a 9km endurance swim starting at Hambleden Lock and finishing in Marlow. All swimmers will have the option to be transported by coach to the start for a small additional fee. The swim is split into 3 sections. Swimmers will be required to exit the water at the 2 locks (Hurley at 5km and Temple at 6.7km) where drinks and energy snacks will be available.

Non-Wetsuit places: 

There are a limited number of 9km places open to non-wetsuit swimmers, subject to experience and ability. This is to adhere to our safety plan. Wetsuits are important for retaining heat and providing buoyancy. If you would like a non-wetsuit place your application will be assessed by the events team for approval. Wetsuits for the Thames Marathon can be sleeveless, but must be below the knee. 


THAMES MARATHON
– Approximately 13km including stops 

The swim is split into 4 sections. Swimmers will be required to exit the water at the 3 locks (Hambleden at 3.8km, Hurley at 9km and Temple at 10.7km) where drinks and energy snacks will be available. 

Wetsuit places:

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

  • Wave 1 - this wave is for slower swimmers, who expect to take longer than  5½ hours to complete the course. 
  • Waves 2-6 - these waves will be mixed ability waves. If you do not consider yourself a racing swimmer, please select one of waves 2 to 6
  • Wave 7-10 - these waves are 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). If you expect your time to be under 3½ hours, please select wave 10, between 3½ and 4 hours select wave 7, 8 or 9.

Non-Wetsuit places: 

There are a limited number of places open to non-wetsuit swimmers, subject to experience and ability. This is to adhere to our safety plan. Wetsuits are important for retaining heat and providing buoyancy. If you would like a non-wetsuit place your application will be assessed by the events team for approval. Wetsuits for the Thames Marathon can be sleeveless, but must be below the knee.

CUT-OFF TIMES AND TOW FLOATS:

There will be a cut-off time of 6½ hours for the 13km distance, 5 hours for the 9km distance and 3½ hours for the 5.5km distance, where all swimmers will need to be out of the river.
Tow floats will be compulsory for ALL swimmers. There is an opportunity to buy a tow float during the registration process.

CHARITY PLACES: 

We are pleased to again be working with Macmillan Cancer Support as our Official Charity Partner.  Macmillan aim to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, by providing physical, financial and emotional support. 

For a free place with a fundraising pledge of £250 for the Half Marathon and £400 for the Full Marathon, please enter below. 

If you would like to use your swim to raise money for another charity of your choice, please enter using the OWN PLACE discounted rate below. 

Entry Options - Age 18 & over on Sun 11 Aug 2024
Thames HALF Marathon 5.5km
Available EARLY BIRD TIER 2 £100 Enter
+Booking Fee : £3.50

Both wetsuit and non-wetsuit should enter using this option

Thames Marathon WETSUIT PLACE 9km
Available EARLY BIRD TIER 2 £120.00 Enter
+Booking Fee : £3.50

⭐️⭐️ 9km NEW FOR 2024 ⭐️⭐️

Thames Marathon NON-WETSUIT PLACE 9km
Available EARLY BIRD TIER 2 £120.00 Enter
+Booking Fee : £3.50

⭐️⭐️ 9km NEW FOR 2024 ⭐️⭐️

Thames Marathon WETSUIT PLACE 13km
Available EARLY BIRD TIER 2 £137 Enter
+Booking Fee : £3.50
Thames Marathon NON-WETSUIT PLACE 13km
Available EARLY BIRD TIER 2 £137 Enter
+Booking Fee : £3.50
Macmillan Charity Place - HALF Marathon 5.5km
Available CHARITY PLACE Enter

FREE entry into the Half Marathon in return for fundraising pledge of £250.

By selecting this option you are agreeing to Henley Swim sharing your details with Macmillan.

Macmillan Charity Place - Thames Marathon WETSUIT 13km
Available CHARITY PLACE Enter

FREE entry in return for fundraising pledge of £400.

By selecting this option you are agreeing to Henley Swim sharing your details with Macmillan.

Macmillan Charity Place - Thames Marathon NON-WETSUIT 13km
Available CHARITY PLACE Enter

FREE entry in return for fundraising pledge of £400.

By selecting this option you are agreeing to Henley Swim sharing your details with Macmillan

OWN CHARITY PLACE - 20% Discount - HALF Marathon 5.5km
Available EARLY BIRD TIER 2 £80 Enter
+Booking Fee : £3.50

Are you swimming the HALF MARATHON to raise money for Charity? Please enter using our special discounted rate. You will be asked to confirm the details of your charity during registration, and to send us the link to your fundraising page once it is set up.

OWN CHARITY PLACE - 20% Discount - Thames Marathon WETSUIT 13km
Available EARLY BIRD TIER 2 £109.60 Enter
+Booking Fee : £3.50

Are you swimming the Thames Marathon to raise money for Charity? Please enter using our special discounted rate. You will be asked to confirm the details of your charity during registration, and to send us the link to your fundraising page once it is set up.

OWN CHARITY PLACE - 20% Discount Thames Marathon NON-WETSUIT 13km
Available EARLY BIRD TIER 2 £109.60 Enter
+Booking Fee : £3.50

Are you swimming the Thames Marathon to raise money for Charity? Please enter using our special discounted rate. You will be asked to confirm the details of your charity during registration, and to send us the link to your fundraising page once it is set up.

Refund Policy

Please carefully read clause 5 (cancellation by you) and clause 6 (cancellation by the organisers) of our terms and conditions

https://henleyswim.com/terms-and-conditions/

Dates
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Sun 11 Aug 2024 at 07:00
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