The Next official London Kayakathon will be 2014 as the tides do not fit for a large group this year. Registration will be open summer 2012.
On the 22nd of April 2012 90 paddlers took to the river Thames to complete 26.2 miles by kayak on the same day as the London Marathon. The group of paddlers raised over £22,000 for 42 different charities. The event was run as a group paddle through the city starting and finishing at Tower Bridge. The atmosphere was electric as the group paddled under Tower Bridge with the runners crossing above, the helicopters buzzing in the sky and the crowds on the bridge cheering. This was the third London Kayakathon with well over £40,000 raised for a wide variety of charities.
To see photos and more details on last years event please visit the facebook page
The London Kayakathon’s founder Simon Osborne started the event ‘Kayaking For Cancer’ in 2002 and has raised over £30,000 for Leukaemia Research in memory of his brother Mark. If you are interested in joining in this next year please fill in one of our entry forms. The event is to be hosted by Shadwell Basin Outdoor Centre.
Event supported by the Canoe England Sea Touring Committee.