Didn’t get a place through the London Marathon ballot? Run for Team YMCA.

Register your interest today!

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: 26 April 2020
Distance: 26.2 miles
Registration fee: £100
Sponsorship pledge: £2,000

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 VIP treatment, including:

  • 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 marathon@ymca.org.uk 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.