The 40tude London Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) Marathon 2014 Saturday 14th June 2014 Join 40tude’s 2014 SUP Marathon on the River Thames! The London SUP Marathon is a long distance – approximately 26 mile – mass paddle on the Thames which is taking place on Saturday 14th June 2014, starting at Shepperton and finishing at Putney. The course combines tidal and non-tidal sections of the river passing through three locks and under 14 bridges while taking in some of the River’s most picturesque sights, including Hampton Court, Syon House, Kew Gardens, Ham House and Richmond Hill. What is SUP? Stand Up Paddleboarding, or ‘SUP’ as it has become known, has been evolving rapidly over the last few years and is now the fastest growing water sport worldwide. All you need is a board (similar to a surfboard but more stable) and a paddle. These can be hired from the event organiser – Active360. To SUP, you simply stand on the board and paddle! It’s easy to learn the basics and most people can stand and paddle in a straight line within 30 minutes of starting. Paddleboarding is recognised as a great way to stay in shape – it gives you a total body workout strengthening all your core muscles. Training for this event consists of a rigorous programme of varied exercise and time spent on the board learning technique and safety. Any profits and all funds raised through this event will be directed to: St Mark’s Hospital Foundation, registered UK charity number: 1140930 It’s back again for a second year – 40tude’s ‘marathon with a difference’! the coolest challenge london has to offer! The 40tude london SUP marathon 2014 Interested in signing up to the 40tude London SUP Marathon? Then contact [email protected] to request a registration form. Your place will be secure once you have returned your completed registration form and paid the entry fees. Please do register quickly as this event is already attracting a high level of interest and we have limited capacity. If you wish to try out SUP before committing to the marathon, then do please come along to one of our group or 1-to-1 training sessions (see below). Our event safety standards require that all participants must have completed a minimum of three hours ‘coached’ training on the Thames prior to completing the 40tude London SUP Marathon – although some participants may require longer to feel comfortable enough to tackle a 26-mile challenge. People who have registered, but have not completed the minimum training prior to Monday 2nd June 2014 will not be allowed to participate in the event and will not be eligible for a refund of their entry fees. (Any profits made from the event will be donated to St Mark’s Hospital Foundation.) There will be plenty of opportunities to join in Active360 training sessions throughout the Spring and to hire boards. All participants will get a discount on an Active360 SUP Boarding Pass which gives substantial discounts on equipment hire. We will advise you of the training schedule, costs and booking details as soon as they are available. If you have already trained in SUP, then please contact Paul Hyman at Active360 to discuss your experience. Places may be available for experienced paddleboarders to act as event marshals. You will find Paul’s contact details below. Any profits and all funds raised through this event will be directed to: St Mark’s Hospital Foundation, registered UK charity number: 1140930 Important!: Mandatory SUP Training The 40tude London SUP Marathon 2014 fROM Shepperton to putney Entry fees are £195 per person, or £160 if you are providing your own equipment (this must include paddleboard, paddle and buoyancy aid). Any profits from the event will go to support colon cancer research at St Mark’s Hospital. Fees include entry into the 40tude London SUP Marathon, loan of paddleboards, paddles and buoyancy aids at the event (for full paying participants), qualified instructors & full marshalling, safety boats, first aid assistance, Environment Agency fees, Port of London Authority fees, transport of equipment, snacks and energy drinks, safety briefing breakfast, lunch and a party in the evening at Crewroom on the riverbank at Putney (excluding drinks). Entry fee does not include mandatory pre-event training. Fundraising and Sponsorship All fundraising, sponsorship and any profits generated from the event will be channeled, via 40tude curing colon cancer, to the St. Mark’s Hospital Foundation and from there into 40tude sponsored projects. We fully recognise that some people are more able to raise sponsorship than others for all sorts of reasons. We will help you to set up a 40tude charity giving page and provide you with lots of encouragement to raise funds for this important cause – but we will never put you under pressure. We respectfully ask that all money raised goes to support 40tude’s work with St Mark’s Hospital Foundation. If you wish to raise funds for an alternative colon cancer cause, then please call us to discuss this further. This event offers a unique brand exposure opportunity to potential sponsors. Please contact [email protected] to request details of the sponsorship packages available. Any profits and all funds raised through this event will be directed to: St Mark’s Hospital Foundation, registered UK charity number: 1140930 Entry fees The 40tude london SUP marathon 2014 About 40tude We are currently funding a research project called FLEX at St Mark’s Hospital in Harrow – a world leading centre for research and treatment of bowel disorders. For more information on 40tude visit our website: www.40tude.org.uk. About Active360 Active360 is London’s first ASI (Academy of Surf Instructors) accredited SUP school, and is dedicated to developing the sport of SUP in London. Active360 will be responsible for all on-water elements of the 40tude London SUP Marathon and will be providing equipment and mandatory pre-event training to all participants. For more information on Active360, please visit their website at: www.active360.co.uk. Contacts If you have any questions, then please contact: 40tude – Olivia Henley at: [email protected] Active360 – Paul Hyman at: [email protected] or 07885 860806. Any profits and all funds raised through this event will be directed to: St Mark’s Hospital Foundation, registered UK charity number: 1140930 40tude is a rapidly expanding ‘family’ of fundraisers who are taking action against the second biggest cancer killer in the Western world – colon cancer. 40tude runs a series of ‘challenges’ each year that provide a fundraising focus. Many of the participants in 40tude events have had friends and family who have suffered from colon cancer and therefore have deep connections to the cause. Television presenter Chris Evans is 40tude’s patron.