The Reed London Kayakathon



On 7th May 2017 a group of over one hundred sea Kayakers will paddle 26.2 miles of the river Thames. Starting beneath Tower Bridge, the kayakers will paddle the distance in a group with the aim of raising in excess of £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 26.2mile distance along the river Thames.

The kayakers will travel 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.

Importantly this event is not a race and those wishing to take part should be experienced and possess the appropriate skills to paddle the distance as part of a group. The minimum requirement to take part in this event is a BCU 3* or equivalent experience. Paddlers must be proficient at self-rescue and be able to swim fifty meters wearing a buoyancy aid.

Entry Fee

£35 for ages 16 to 21

Note: Under 18’s are to be accompanied by a parent or guardian, taking part in the London Kayakathon, who must also sign the Disclaimer of Liability form to be handed in at registration on the day of the event.

£50 for a single entry

£90 for a tandem team

The fee 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.

Note: If you are keen to take part in the London Kayakathon please ensure that you read all the event documentation including the Rules and Regulations, Participant Information and the Disclaimer of Liability, which needs to be completed and brought to registration on the day of the event.


In order to take part in the event, each participant must complete a registration form, available under the London Kayakathon Tab. Entry fees can also be paid online through PayPal by clicking on the payments button under the London Kayakathon tab.

No entries will be accepted after the 30th of April 2017.