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London Marathon 26 April 2020 - could you join Team YMCA?


Be a part of the greatest marathon in the world and help raise money for YMCA West Kent. YMCA England & Wales organise Team YMCA team each year; so you can get great support & advice if you join Team YMCA

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Date 26 April 2020  Distance 26.2 miles  Registration £100  Sponsor pledge £2,000 [+gift aid]

Can you be part of Team YMCA - if you are up for an amazing, worthwhile, challenge on the iconic London Marathon?

Why run the London Marathon for Team YMCA?  Joining Team YMCA you will help us continue our life changing work supporting young people and local communities across England & Wales.  Every year YMCA provides a home to more than 18,000 people experiencing homelessness, operating in 740 different communities and supporting over 600,000 people.  YMCAs provide accommodation, deliver education, offer advice, promote physical health & champion mental wellbeing for all young people

What to expect from YMCA?  We know training for and running the London Marathon is a big challenge for anyone, so we will be with you every step of the way. As part of Team YMCA, you will receive VIP treatment, including:

  • Fundraising pack full of tips + advice
  • High-quality YMCA running vest
  • Regular newsletter with exclusive updates delivered straight to your inbox
  • Facebook community to share training tips, chart progress & share experiences with your teammates
  • Support at the London Marathon on the day from our designated cheer point

For more info contact or call 020 7186 9523  < We can’t wait to hear from you!


Running through the streets of London in one of the world’s most iconic races, you will be doing something amazing by helping YMCA continue our life changing work with young people across England and Wales.

The fundraising target for each runner is £2,000 (plus Gift Aid) with a £100 non-refundable registration fee, which will go towards your final sponsorship amount.  When applications for charity places on Team YMCA are open they will be looked at on an individual basis, so please do be as detailed as possible, and think about how you can secure the most sponsorship and complete enough training for this epic event

"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 this weekend!"   
Jenni, Team YMCA  

Do apply for a place in the public ballot as charity tickets are very expensive!  If you can get a place let us know and you can still be a full member of Team YMCA

Want to talk to someone locally? Talk to Rob, our CEO -  by email  or text London Marathon to him on 07941 388 852 - as he raised £7000 in London Marathon 2004 

Click here if you are looking for other YMCA challenge events?