London Kayakathon 2014: a Thames marathon by kayak

by Ian Tokelove
Kayakathon 2014 on the River Thames in London

Kayakathon 2014 on River Thames in London

The London Kayakathon 2014 will see a group of over 100 sea kayakers take part in a River Thames marathon on 13 April 2014.

Starting beneath Tower Bridge, the kayakers will paddle a marathon distance of 26.2 miles in a group, with the aim of raising in over £30,000 for a wide variety of different charitable causes.

The London Kayakathon provides a unique opportunity for experienced sea kayakers to raise money for causes that are close to their hearts by paddling the challenging 26.2 mile distance along the river Thames.

Importantly the Kayakathon is not a race and those wishing to take part should be experienced and possess the appropriate skills to paddle on the river as part of a group.

The event will start beneath Tower Bridge as the front-runners from the London Marathon race above. The paddlers will kayak 13.1 miles upriver with the flood tide to Chiswick Bridge where there will be a short stop to grab some lunch and stretch those legs before heading back to Tower Bridge on the ebb tide, passing the Houses of Parliament, London Eye, the Tower of London and many other spectacular London landmarks en route.

£50 for a single entry and £90 for a tandem, will get you your place on the water as well as a unique London Kayakathon T-shirt and a certificate of completion to assist you in collecting your sponsorship monies from any donors.

The Kayakathon – find out more

For more information see London Kayakathon 2014

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