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Welcome to

Participation Sport

The mass participation sport experts

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About Participation Sport

We are the mass participation sport experts. Creators and deliverers of participation sport events. Consultants to rights holders, brands and charities. 


We challenge everyday athletes to achieve the extraordinary. Whether it's swimming, cycling, running or multi-sport there is one common element - bringing people together through activity.


Following over 15 years of experience in mass participation sport, the founders of Participation Sport Ltd. are dedicated to delivering only the most creative, innovative and authentic active challenges. 

Our events will give you the inspiration to try, opportunity to perform and encouragement to achieve those memorable sporting moments in your life. 

Our very first event; Marathon Swims was shortlisted as Participation Event of the Year at the prestigious BT Sport Industry Awards and Concept of the Year at the UK Active Awards


Event Portfolio 

Marathon Swims

London - Saturday 12 November 2022


Swimming now has its own marathon.  Redefining the sport of distance swimming.  Marathon Swims is a 10k, 5k and 1k mass participation swimming challenge, a swimming marathon. Hosted in global iconic swimming arenas, e.g. London Aquatics Centre 

London's marathon of swimming

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Saturday 2 April 2022


SPRING SPRINTS is the season-opener for outdoor swimming hosted at the iconic Hillingdon Lido. The 1km time trial can be completed as many times as you like.

ENTER today


Ultra London
Sat 8 October 2022 

London's ultra-marathon. The urban ultra is returning to the capital. Discover London's hidden footpaths and trails and become an ultra-Londoner.

Limited places - enter here


Spires and Steeples Challenge

Lincoln - 2022 date tbc

Take on an epic challenge - 13 or 26 miles from Lincoln to Sleaford along the Spires and Steeples Trail. 

Stunning off-road walk / run. Enter here


The mass



For more information about our events or consultancy services, please drop us a line to info@participationsport.com

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