40TUDE SUP Marathon - 10/06/17Curing Colon Cancer
We're excited to announce that registration for the 2017 40TUDE London SUP Marathon is now open. This will be a very special event as it is already the 5th year the event will be organised to raise vital funds to help cure colon cancer.
Please come and join us on Saturday 10th June 2017. It's sure to be another fantastic adventure, where great memories and new friends are made, while enabling to support the pioneering research programmes for improved treatment of colon cancer.
The 40TUDE London SUP Marathon is a long-distance, approximately 26 miles, mass paddle on the RIver Thames from Shepperton to Putney. The course combines both tidal and non-tidal sections of the river, passing through three locks and under 14 bridges, while taking in some of the river's most picturesque sights, including Hampton Court, Syon House, Kew Gardens, Ham House and Richmond Hill. We're planning to have a few Red Paddle Co Dragon four-person boards for the event. The last stretch from Hammersmith to Putney will be a Red Dragon team challenge.
At the end of the day, we'll celebrate our achievements with a party at the finish in Putney.
As before, the 2017 40TUDE London SUP Marathon will be led by Active360. We can provide all the necessary equipment for the event and will be running a series of training sessions on the Thames beforehand. This allows you to get a feel for the water and improve your paddleboarding skills. It's easy to learn the basics and most people can stand and paddle in a straight line within 30 minutes of starting. Paddleboarding is recognised as a great way to stay in shape - it gives you a total body workout that strengthens all of your core muscles. Training for this event consists of a rigorous programme of varied exercise and time spent on the board learning technique and safety.
As places are limited, please register early for the marathon to avoid disappointment. There are both self-funded and sponsored places for the 2017 marathon. The registration process is quick and easy - just click on the link to the online Registration Form to register for this event.
New for 2017 is our team challenge on the last stretch of the marathon. Bring along your friends or colleagues and form your own paddling team. As a special incentive, we are offering registered teams the chance to win bragging rights as Titans of the Thames as we race the all new Red Paddle Co's 22'0" four-person Dragon boards on the last section of the marathon, from Hammersmith to Putney! Choose your toughest competitors and have a go against other teams. Each Dragon board team will, we hope, also include a representative from St. Mark’s Hospital, whose inspiring projects you are helping to support by taking part in this event. Act now to secure your place, as Dragon board racers are limited to four teams.
Video of the 2015 40TUDE London SUP Marathon