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CANCELLED - Thames Bridges Trek - 12 September 2020

Join our team of trekkers as we venture 25km across the Capital, taking in 16 of London’s bridges and unrivalled views of the skyline from its best vantage points.

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01/07/20

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UPDATE: CANCELLATION OF THAMES BRIDGES TREK 2020

We are sad to announce we have taken the tough decision to cancel our participation in this year's Thames Bridges Trek.

The health and safety of our supporters and staff is our top priority. With the continued risk of COVID-19 and the uncertainty around mass participation events, and whether they can take place safely, we now believe that it is no longer possible for us to safely support this event.

We hope that you understand our decision to move our participation to next year, and we look forward making a mighty comeback to the Thames Bridges Trek in 2021!

For more information about our decision or to sign up to the 2021 Trek contact us on fundraising@medicalresearchfoundation.org.uk



Every step you take will raise crucial funds for research into eating disorders and self-harm in adolescents.

Among our team of walkers will be Dr Angela Hind, our Chief Executive, Professor Nick Lemoine, our Chair, and Professor Fiona Watt, Executive Chair of the Medical Research Council (pictured left-to-right above).

Professor Watt said: “All donations to the Foundation, of any amount, help them fund more cutting-edge science that will have an impact on people’s lives for decades to come. That’s why I’m walking for this very worthy cause and encouraging my MRC colleagues to do the same.”

What can I expect on the day?

Setting out from Putney Bridge, the route goes East towards the City, zig-zagging over an array of historic bridges. 25km later, there’ll be a finish line celebration in Southwark, past Tower Bridge.

How we'll support you

  • Fully supported 25km Walk
  • Fully signed route with arrows
  • Join as part of our Team - "Medical Research Foundation"
  • Start near Putney Bridge - Fulham
  • Tented village & warm up at start
  • 9.30am start
  • Midpoint rest stop
  • Free snacks & drinks
  • Southwark Park finish
  • Medal, fizz and food at finish

Sign-up and Fundraising Options:

Charity Sponsorship – you pay a small registration fee, fundraising and we cover the cost of your event place!

£5 Registration Fee, £245 sponsorship target.


Mixed Funding – pay half of the event place cost yourself, fundraise and we pay a smaller balance of the event place cost.

£39.50 Registration Fee, £119 sponsorship target.


Self-Funding – you pay the full cost of the event place - fundraise with no set target or deadline, and there’s no cost at all to the charity!

£79 registration fee.

If you chose to sign up as self-funded please email us to let us know!


For help signing up please download our information sheet.


Visit the Challenge website for more information or contact us at fundraising@medicalresearchfoundation.org.uk or call 0207 250 8212.

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