Impact and fundraising, Issue 11, Things to do

Marathon miles

“You’ll be raising vital funds that could transform the lives of others, forever”

So… another year zipping by, another London Marathon done and dusted. It’s one of the planet’s great city road races: a springtime whirl of noise, colour and massed crowds. Were you inspired by the 40,000 runners who took to the streets this year? And even more importantly: do you fancy taking on the challenge yourself in 2019? It’s as momentous and iconic an event as you’ll find anywhere – and whether you’re a running novice or a hardened road-pounder, we’d love to welcome you onto TeamYHA.

By running 26.2 miles through London for YHA, you won’t just be setting yourself the kind of goal that can change your life – you’ll also be raising vital funds that could transform the lives of others, forever. The young people we help often have to cope with serious daily struggles, whether through poverty, domestic problems, caring for relatives with disabilities or even just a lack of basic opportunities.
Our aim has always been to better the lives of these young people by giving them experiences that can open their eyes and broaden their horizons. Our work helps to transform their aspirations, sharpen their sense of adventure and boost their sense of self-worth. And by joining our London Marathon team for 2019, you’ll be raising the funds that do exactly that.

As a TeamYHA runner, you’ll also receive the following benefits:
• Free London accommodation the night before the marathon
• A pasta party (to load up on those all-important carbs!) the night before the race
• A running vest or T-shirt
• The vocal support of our dedicated cheer squad along the course
• Advice on getting sponsored
• Support every step of the way

Will April 2019 be your time to shine? Sign up now here – and we’ll help it to be one of the best decisions you make all year.

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