Take part and make history, be one of the 100,000 taking part in the biggest Marathon ever

Team YMCA has a limited number of places in the Virtual London Marathon on Sunday 3 October 2021.
You will be able to take part anywhere in the world and on any route of your choice, whether it from your doorstep or your local park.

The Virtual London Marathon gives you the ability to complete your 26.2 miles in a 24 hour period (00:00 – 23:59 BST) so this is a great way to take part in the London Marathon in our new virtual world.

Everyone who completes the Virtual London Marathon will receive a coveted London Marathon finisher’s medal and t-shirt.

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: 3 October 2021
Where: Anywhere
Distance: 26.2 miles
Registration fee: £20
Sponsorship pledge: £100

What to expect from YMCA

We know that training for a 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
  • For more information, contact Mark.Relf@ymca.org.uk or call 020 7186 9523.

We can’t wait to hear from you.

   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.