Fundraise from home and help support disadvantaged young people

Are you looking for a way to support YMCA but aren’t sure how with challenge events being cancelled? Look no further, YMCA has a variety of virtual running events you can now take part in anywhere from setting off from your front door or at your local park.

Virtual Challenges

How to take part

Take a look below at the virtual 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 sign up and find out how to submit your evidence to receive your medal for completing the race in the post.

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

Virtual Park Runs

Virtual World Marathons

Want to add some more medals to your collection? Take part in the Virtual World Marathon series. All you need to do is track your distance while running and submit your evidence to receive your finishers medal! You can run these events as an individual or as part of a team.

Seasonal Events

Virtual Santa Dash

Grab your Santa hat or your favourite Christmas jumper and take on this year’s virtual Santa Dash.  Take part in this 5K anytime, anywhere between 1 December – 25 December 2021.

Take Part: Before 25 December 2021
Registration Fee: £20

Take part in the Virtual Santa Dash

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