4 October 2015

Event date: Sunday 24 April 2016
Location: London
What is it about: A great day out! Run the famous and classic Virgin Money London Marathon and support young people in getting a better life. 

Unsuccessful in the ballot?

Then why not run the 2016 London Marathon for YMCA St Paul’s Group and help us make a difference to people’s lives by raising money for our work in the local community.

The registration fee is £100, and the fundraising target is £1,700.

How to register

If you’d like to support YMCA and take part in in 2016, please download and fill in our 2016 London Marathon Application form and email this back to SarahWard@ymcalsw.org

What you can 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
  • A high-quality YMCA running vest
  • Regular phone calls and 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.

“I would definitely do it again”

Lee Perry, 39, a fire fighter from Addlestone in Surrey, was one of four runners taking on the 26.2 mile course for YMCA St Paul’s Group last year. It was Lee’s first marathon and he completed the run in 4 hours and 22 minutes. After the race, he said:

Lee-Perry-Marathon-runner“I will definitely do it again! I enjoyed the whole day so much, it was an amazing experience and overall an amazing day. The crowds were immense and really helped carry you along, constantly calling out your name and offering support. It was a fantastic feeling!

“During the race I saw my wife and kids who were on the route to support me. This helped to spur me on! At the end of the race, I met up with my family and friends at Westminster Hall with the rest of the YMCA team for a celebration, which was a great end to the day. 

“The final stretch when you could see the finish line and realised that all the hard work and dedication had been worthwhile was also quite euphoric. I was able to raise £1,720 and I know that this money will be invaluable to the YMCA in helping others that are in need.”

Contact information

For more information, contact Sarah Ward:

T: 020 8339 7308
E: SarahWard@ymcalsw.org