The London Marathon is back! Are you ready for the Challenge?

Sign up below to run for young people with #TeamYMCA in October 2022.


By making the £100 registration fee, you will be guaranteed a place in this year’s Marathon and will be agreeing to raise a minimum of £2000 to help young people when they really need it the most.

Our Fundraising Team will be in touch shortly with a marathon runner starter pack including a YMCA England and Wales participant agreement and tips to help you along your fundraising journey.

Why run the London Marathon for YMCA?

By joining Team YMCA you will help us continue our life changing work supporting young people and local communities across England and Wales.

Every year YMCA provides a home to more than 18,000 people experiencing homelessness, operating in 740 different communities and supporting 630,000 people.

YMCAs also provide accommodation, deliver education, offer advice, promote physical health and champion mental wellbeing for all young people.

Date: 2 October 2022
Distance: 26.2 miles
Registration fee: £100 + £2,000 min. sponsorship pledge

What to expect from YMCA

We know that training for and running the London Marathon is a big challenge to undertake, so we will be with you every step of the way. As part of Team YMCA, you will receive support from a dedicated point of contact. Whilst on Team YMCA you will receive:

  • A fundraising pack full of tips and advice
  • A high-quality YMCA running vest
  • A regular newsletter with exclusive updates delivered straight to your inbox
  • A Facebook community where you can share training tips, chart progress and share experiences with your teammates
  • Support at the London Marathon on the day from our designated cheer point.

For more information, contact or call 020 7186 9523.

We can’t wait to hear from you.

4 Team YMCA runners do the YMCA pose
2 YMCA runners (a woman and a man) hold their medals proudly aloft at the finish line
   I have had the best weekend; the support from YMCA has been second to none. I have been looked after from the beginning of my fundraising right through to the post-race reception where I was greeted by happy faces, a hot cup of coffee, snacks and a much needed sports massage. Thank you YMCA for the kindness you have shown me on this weekend!
Jenni, Team YMCA

Looking for other ways to fundraise for YMCA? Visit our fundraising page for more ideas.