Have the Olympics got you inspired? Itching on the sofa, raring to get active?

Totally Thames is a great opportunity to get out and get active on and around the river this September. Check out some of our sporty highlights below...

Thames River Swim
Wednesday 7 September 

Do you want to be like Adam Peaty, but fancy a better a view than just the inside of a swimming pool?

Come and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get wet and wild in the Thames with this group swim around Chiswick Eyot – not a race, but an unforgettable experience for experienced swimmers. 

Richmond RunFest
Sunday 18 September, 8am - 6pm 

The only time you can ever run in the world heritage site of Kew Gardens, Richmond RUNFEST includes the Richmond Marathon, Richmond Half Marathon, the Kew Gardens 10k or, for the little ones, the Nike Kid’s Mile.

Enjoy a run through the beautiful gardens, showcasing all its wonders before following the track down to the longest stretch of River Thames owned by one Borough - and best of all, it’s completely flat! 

Meridian Pull
Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 September 

Rather be on the water than in it? The Meridian Pull is an 8.5 mile row on the River Thames, journeying straight through the centre of London. The rows require no previous experience, just be ready for a challenge!

You can register individually or as a team - why not throw down the gauntlet and challenge your friends or family today?

Thames Path Challenge
Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 September

Challenge yourself to walk, jog or run the full 100km from Putney Bridge to Henley, experiencing the Thames and all its beautiful scenery. Or, if 100km sounds a bit long, check out the 50km and 25km options too.

Alternatively, join the 25km ‘Thames Bridges Trek’ to tour through central London and over 16 historic bridges. 

Source to Sea: Thames River Relay
Thursday 1 - Sunday 25 September 

Now in its fourth year, the River Relay begins with the bottle being filled with fresh Thames water at its source in Gloucestershire. Throughout September, the bottle is relayed down river by different groups, weaving its way through to the mouth of the river at Southend-on-Sea.

Different events will take place along the way, including a mass paddle and SUP marathon, education on water conservation, river clean ups, SUP yoga and SUP taster sessions. 

Fancy a slower pace? Why not take a guided walk…

Totally Thames offers over 100 guided walks this September with one or more every day, so there’s no excuse not to enjoy at least one of them.