Thank you for choosing to run or cycle for YMCA! Whether you are running a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon or Marathon, or even taking on a charity cycle, every challenge you overcome helps us to continue supporting young people and making a valuable impact in communities across England and Wales.

How to take part

Take a look below at the events on offer and click on the link provided next to the event you want to take part in. The link will take you through to a signup page on our partner website Run For Charity. Here you will be able to register your interest and sign up.

Once you have registered, please don’t forget to set up your fundraising page, which you can do here.

If you have any questions or would like any further information please email


What 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
  • Tailored support from our fundraising team


TCS London Marathon 2022

Join #TeamYMCA in the world-famous TCS London Marathon! We have a limited number of places available, apply and join us in making history! Applications are now open for London Marathon 2022.

Event Date: 2 October 2022
Where: London
Distance: 26.2 miles
Registration Fee: £100
Sponsorship Pledge: £2000

Sign up for TCS London Marathon 2022

Sidley London Revolution

Join us at this ultimate two day event and be a part of the UK’s greatest weekend cycling challenge, conquering the epic 156.9 mile loop of London.

Event Date: 1- 2 October 2022
Where: Lee Valley
Distance: 156.9 miles
Registration Fee: From £44
Sponsorship Pledge: £450

Sign up for Sidley London Revolution

Royal Parks Half Marathon 2022

Join Team YMCA for the Royal Parks Half Marathon, and take part in one of the greenest and most scenic views in London!

Event Date: 9 October 2022
Where: London
Distance: 13.1 miles
Registration Fee: £60
Sponsorship Pledge: £350

Sign up for Royal Parks Half Marathon

ASICS London 10K 2022

Join #TeamYMCA and dash past iconic central London sights including Big Ben, London Eye and the River Thames. In this 10K race you will be running through the best sites Central London has to offer!

Event Date: 10 July 2022
Where: London
Distance: 6.21 miles
Registration Fee: £20
Sponsorship Pledge: £200

Sign up for ASICS London 10K

Hackney Half 

Join us as part of #TeamYMCA this spring and experience the electric atmosphere of Hackney in the Hackney Half!

Event Date: 22 May 2022
Where: Hackney, London
Distance: 13.1 miles
Registration Fee: £20
Sponsorship Pledge: £250

Sign up for Hackney Half


Wales Marathon 2022

Set in the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the Wales Marathon offers a stunning red carpet finish so why not get photographed on the finish line in your YMCA vest and Medal?

Event Date: 3 July 2022
Where: South Wales
Distance: 26.2 miles
Registration Fee: £30
Sponsorship Pledge: £250

Sign up for Wales Marathon

Local Events

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Please get in touch with our Fundraising Team if you would like to know more about any of our events or if you have secured your own place.