London Marathon 2018

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“Be a Hero!’ Register your interest for London Marathon 2018 and help young people build a better future.

If you’re lucky enough to win a place in the ballot, remember you can join Team YMCA with no registration fee or fundraising target!
If you’ve been inspired to take part in the world famous London Marathon, we have 57 places available on Team YMCA for 2018 and we would love to hear from you!


When: Sunday 22nd April 2018

Where: London

Entry Fee: £100 + £2,000 fundraising target.
The fundraising target for each participant is £2,000 with a £100 non-refundable registration fee, which will go towards your final sponsorship amount. The money raised from the London Marathon goes towards our life changing work with young people.


“Running a Marathon is challenging. If you do it slowly, it will hurt. If you do it fast, you will hurt. I told myself to take it easy, I couldn’t find easy after 20miles!!! The thought that YMCA could influence a life even for a brief moment, and all the overwhelming support and generosity from friends and family got me to the finish line”. – Abi Team YMCA Runner


What to expect from us

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

  • A fundraising and training pack full of tips and advice
  • FREE high-quality YMCA running vest
  • FREE 7 Day Gym Pass
  • Regular phone calls and email newsletters with personalised support
  • Support on the day from our dedicated cheering points
  • A post-race reception where you can enjoy a well-deserved massage and refreshments.
  • Team YMCA quarterly newsletter
  • Dedicated Facebook group to share experience and top tips.


The support I received from YMCA was excellent and far more personalised than other charities I have run for.” Sarah Carrington, Team YMCA Runner.


To register your interest please fill in our YMCA London Marathon Application Form 2018. You can also email our fundraising team at fundraising@theymca.org.uk or call 01733 373188 for more information.
“There has been a 55% increase in rough sleeping over a 4 year period. YMCAs provide almost 10,000 beds every night. Help YMCA combat homelessness by running the London Marathon.”

Click here to download an application form to get signed up today!


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