Discover Adventure Trekathons are one-day events over a marathon distance of approx 26 miles, presenting a tough physical challenge and an ideal way to raise money for your favourite charity.
Like our Open Challenges, you can take part for your own personal challenge or use it as a way to raise money for any charity of your choice.
At only one day long, a Trekathon is an ideal option if you aren’t able to take part in our longer events to raise money, or if you want to train or gain confidence for longer challenge events. They also make great trip reunions or team-building events!
Whether you fancy dramatic coastal scenery, quintessential English countryside or the streets of our Capital City with flatter terrain, there’s plenty of choice. Interesting monuments along the way include Hadrian’s Wall, Stonehenge, Glastonbury and Salisbury Cathedral.
Trekathons are not competitive – like all our trips, you take part at your own pace. Discover Adventure’s normal high standards of support before and on the event will give you every chance of completing the distance and thoroughly enjoying the day! Transfers from the parking facilities at the Finish to your Trekathon Start Point mean that your car is conveniently waiting for you whatever time you finish. Some of our Trekathons also have good rail links.
A one-off payment of £59 guarantees your place; we recommend a fundraising target of £120 but many of our Trekathon participants go on to raise much more.
Trekathons are walked and can be done on your own or with friends, family or colleagues. Take part in fancy dress if you want to make your challenge unique! Please note they are not professionally-timed marathon events.
We are really sorry but four-legged friends are not allowed to join in with our Trekathons.
This challenging ride is a mix of 'town and country'. We leave the west London Suburbs via Richmond and Twickenham and out into the Surrey countryside. We cycle Box Hill before heading back into central London via Hampton Court and Putney Bridge.
The London loop will take us along The Mall, past Buckingham Palace over the Thames and back to the finish in Richmond Park.
It will be a fabulous opportunity to get a feel for the route that the top riders of the world will be competing on in the 2012 Olympic Games.