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Uber Boat by Thames Clippers headline partners

River Thames Running

New event series, River Thames Running will be partnered by ‘Uber Boat by Thames Clippers‘ for the 2024 event series.

There is only one better way to enjoy the River Thames than running it and that is to be on an boat! Uber Boat by Thames Clippers stops at 24 piers along the Thames between Barking Riverside Pier in the East and Putney Pier in the West.

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers‘ will be providing amazing event tech tees (male and female cut) for all finishers and also helping us ramp up the course entertainment.

The first time you will get to see the partnership in action is the ‘Uber Boat by Thames Clippers’ Hampton Court Half Marathon on 18th February 2024.

View our 2024 events here


Uber Boat by Thames Clippers‘ River Thames Running Event Series…

Hampton Court Half | 18th February 2024

Kingston Breakfest Run (Formerly Kingston Spring Raceday) | 17th March 2024

Kingston Half Marathon | 9th October 2024

River Thames Half | 27th October 2024


About Uber Boat by Thames Clippers

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers stops at 24 piers along the Thames between Barking Riverside Pier in the East and Putney Pier in the West. Services run from early in the morning until late at night 7 days a week.

River Bus tickets are now available through the Uber app, in addition to existing payment methods, meaning Uber app users can buy tickets in advance and then use QR technology to board. This provides Londoners and visitors with even more options to commute, visit, explore and enjoy the capital by river.

About River Thames Running

New event series, River Thames Running, is the amalgamation of four running events that follow the River Thames from Kingston Upon Thames to Weybridge in Surrey. For more information on this brand new event, click here. 

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River Thames Running takes over the baton from Quicksilver Running


New event series, River Thames Running, is the amalgamation of four running events that follow the River Thames from Kingston Upon Thames to Weybridge in Surrey.

They will be organised by RUN-FEST as a separate running series and today they can announce the acquisition of Quicksilver Running events. Quicksilver Running has been organising mass participation running events since 2012, including The Hampton Court Half Marathon, Kingston Half Marathon and Kingston Spring races. Founder and Race Director Peter Wedderburn has now decided the time is right to pass the baton on, and is delighted that local operator RUN-FEST, organised by husband-and-wife team Tom & Jade Bedford, will be taking over the organisation of these events. Peter looks forward to working on the events with the RUN-FEST team as Associate Race Director.

Quicksilver Running will organise this October’s Royal Borough of Kingston Half Marathon, before handing over to RUN-FEST for the 2024 editions onwards where the event series will be part of their new event series called River Thames Running.

Peter says “The last ten years have been the most satisfying of my working life, and it’s been tremendously exciting to launch new events from scratch and watch them grow. While I will continue to take an active role, I’m hoping to cut down on erecting gazebos and shifting barriers at 5a.m. on wet Sunday mornings! I’m looking forward to working with Tom and Jade on the next relay leg of these community running events”.

Tom Bedford says “Our team have been helping Quicksilver events for over 5 years so we know what makes them special. We are sure that with a bigger team effort we will deliver the same if not better fun running events on the most beautiful parts of the River Thames. We look forward announcing more of our plans after this year’s Richmond RUN-FEST“.


River Thames Running Event Series…

River Thames Half | 29th October 2023

Hampton Court Half | 18th February 2024

Kingston Breakfest Run (Formerly Kingston Spring Raceday) | 17th March 2024

Kingston Half Marathon | (TBC) October 2024


For more information on this brand new event, click here. 

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PRESS ENQUIRIES:
Tom Bedford : info@run-fest.com