YMCA Marathon runner

Be a part of Team YMCA

If you are ready for a challenge, join Team YMCA and run the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon.

Running through the streets of London in one of the world’s most iconic races, you will be doing something amazing and helping YMCA continue life changing work with young people across England and Wales.

The fundraising target for each participant is £2,000 (excluding Gift Aid) with a £100 non-refundable registration fee, which will go towards your final sponsorship amount.

Applications for a charity place on Team YMCA are now open and will be looked at on an individual basis, so please do be as detailed as possible.

What to expect from us

We know that training for and running 26.2 miles is a big challenge to undertake so we will be with your every step of the way. As part of Team YMCA you will receive:

  • A fundraising and training pack full of tips and advice
  • A high-quality YMCA running vest
  • Regular email newsletters and personalised support
  • Support on the day from our designated cheer point
  • A post-race reception where you can enjoy a well-deserved massage and refreshments
   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 2017

Successful in the Ballot?

The public ballot has now closed. Results will be announced in October.

If you are lucky enough to receive a place in the ballot, we would love to have you as part of Team YMCA. If you are successful in receiving a ballot place, there is no registration fee or minimum fundraising.

To apply, please download our registration of interest form.

For more information, please email events@ymca.org.uk or call 020 7186 9523.

We can’t wait to hear from you.