Goring Gap Walk – Along the Thames & through the riverside villages of the Chiltern Hills

Charities and Good Causes

Our walk is available for you to brand as your own charity fund-raising event without any charges to the charity. You can set your own fund-raising targets and your fundraisers enter through this website.

We can offer one free place for every five walkers your charity attracts and a 10% discount for all your walkers. Simply e-mail us for a charity discount code to activate this.

Alternatively you can purchase bulk places on behalf of your charity at a discount dependant on the number purchased (refundable if not used) and pass these on to your supporters.

There is free support space available to any charity or good cause in our riverside event village if you would like to be on hand to support your walkers and promote your cause.

Please contact us for more details or to discuss other ways we may be able to support you. Our contact details are in the footer.

About The Goring Gap Walk
Distances, Start Times & Routes

You can choose from two distances, a marathon (26 miles) or a half marathon (13 miles). Both routes are incredibly scenic and pass along woodland trails, riverside paths and through historic riverside villages.

The route uses the Thames and Ridgeway national trails which are mixed terrain, everything from quiet lanes through villages to riverside trails. There are woodland sections through the Chiltern Hills.

The vast majority of the route is flat but there are a couple of notable climbs in the Chilterns but the views are worth it!

No navigation skills are required. The route is well sign posted with friendly marshals and a roaming support team to help keep you on track.

Start times 


HALF MARATHON from 10.00am


What support is available?

Along the route the walk passes lovely village halls where we will supply free snacks, cold and hot drinks to keep you going.

Importantly the village halls have toilets. There is space and time to take a break, catch up with other walkers and prepare yourself for the next section. 

In addition to our friendly marshals and roaming support team, we have a mobile medic just in case you need assistance.


Venue & Parking

Our walk starts and finishes at Mapledurham House between Whitchurch on Thames and Caversham. The venue is a world heritage site and we will set up our event village on the banks of the Thames.

Free parking is no more than 50m from the start and finish. Friends and family are welcome to come along to support. Dogs are also welcome.

Catering will be available in the event village. 


How much does it cost to enter?

Prices include parking, finisher medals, village hall support snacks, drinks and medical support.

Half Marathon – Early Bird Price £30.00

Full Marathon – Early Bird Price £35.00

Talk to your chosen charity about discount options.

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