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

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Be a part of Team YMCA

If you are ready for a challenge, join Team YMCA and run the London Marathon.

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

The fundraising target for each participant is £2,000 (plus Gift Aid) with a £100 non-refundable registration fee, which will go towards your final sponsorship amount.

When applications for a charity place 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. 

What to expect from us

We know that training for and running 26.2 miles is a big challenge to undertake so we will be with your every step of the way. As part of Team YMCA you will receive:

  • A fundraising and training pack full of tips and advice
  • A high-quality YMCA running vest
  • Regular email newsletters and personalised support
  • Support on the day from our designated cheer point
  • A post-race reception where you can enjoy a well-deserved massage and refreshments
"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!"

Successful in the Public Ballot?

Do apply for a place in the public ballot as the charity tickets are very expensive! Results are usually announced in October.

If you are lucky enough to receive a place in the ballot, we would love to have you as part of Team YMCA. If you are successful in receiving a ballot place, there is no registration fee or minimum fundraising; but we hope you can add to our fund-raising, support and raising awareness of the amazing work the YMCA has been doing for over 175 years!

To apply, please download our registration of interest form.

For more information, please email or call 020 7186 9523.

We can’t wait to hear from you.

if you want to talk to someone locally do contact or CEO Rob by email or text him on 07941388852 as he ran the London Marathon 2004 raising some £7000 for charity.