Gav's Paddle: the 40tude Stand Up Paddleboard Marathon 2018

Saturday 16th June 2018

40tude's 2018 Stand Up Paddleboard Marathon was a particularly special event this year.  Over 90 paddlers successfully completed the marathon distance - 26 miles of the River Thames from Walton to Putney - on stand up paddleboards, in memory of inspirational 40tude supporter Gavin Murray.  Very sadly Gavin passed away in October 2017 from colon cancer, aged just 42. In the short time that 40tude knew him, Gavin raised an incredible amount of funds for our charity and dedicated himself to preventing others from suffering the same fate.

In completing our marathon our amazing paddlers have helping to raise both awareness and vital funds to help cure colon cancer.  Over £100,000 has been raised as a result of this year's event, helping 40tude to continue to fund inspirational research into curing colon cancer.

Our short film of the day, produced by Jake Hatt of Free Bird Film, captures beautifully the atmosphere of this very special event, the motivation of everyone who took part and the messages about bowel cancer prevention which 40tude is working to share as widely as possible.   It can be found on 40tude's YouTube channel at:   

If you would be interested in joining us for our next SUP Marathon please let Kate know and we will ensure you receive the details as soon as they are available.

The film of Gav’s Paddle: the 40tude SUP Marathon 2018, produced for 40tude by Jake Hatt of Free Bird Film