Virgin Money London Marathon

  • Registration fee: £50
  • Fundraising target: £1,500

26.2 miles is the distance our runners are going for young lives. We’d love to have you on our team and see you going the distance in April 2019.

The ballot for the marathon is open from Monday 30th April until Friday the 4th May, you can enter here.

The Virgin Money London Marathon is the largest annual fundraising event on the planet. Imagine running past some of the world’s most iconic landmarks whilst thousands of people shout your name. Imagine all the memories that will live with you forever.

From the moment you sign up, our team will be on hand to offer all the support you need. We’ll be there on the day, joining you for the evening’s pasta party and breakfast in the early hours before waving you off on your epic adventure. We would love for you to join us and go the distance for young lives.  Join our team. Apply for a Golden Bond place, or use your own place to run for us.

Terms and conditions apply.

London Landmarks Half Marathon 2019

  • Registration fee: FREE
  • Fundraising target: £350

We are thrilled to be a charity partner of the London Landmarks Half Marathon 2019 which promises to be a day like no other.

Be a part of #TeamYHA and help us make the moments that change young lives forever.

We are now providing life-changing breaks to more and more families and young people. A 2 night supported break away helps to build resilience, confidence, learn new skills and provide an understanding of the vital requirement for good health and wellbeing.

You can also join #TeamYHA by applying for one of our charity places. Just fill out the application form and we will be in touch with more details on how to secure a place if you’re successful.


Do your own thing

Be a life changer, wherever your imagination takes you.

Discover and explore the great outdoors running through fields, along tracks and pounding the trails in the city, on the coast and in the countryside.

Every step you take on your journey through amazing places can change young lives forever.

Choose your run and let us know who you will be doing it with; on your own, as part of a group of family and friends or as an event that brings your community together.

Remember you can use our unique and historic hostels as your perfect base, located in some of most of the beautiful scenery that England and Wales has to offer. Our team will help you every step of the way.

More running events coming soon

If running is your thing and you’d like to help us change young people’s lives but don’t see any events you fancy taking part in then keep this page bookmarked as we’ll have more running events coming soon.

Run through field, cover trails, pound the streets, or take to the track with the wind in your hair, all safe in the knowledge that you are raising money to give young people with challenging lives the opportunity to get a well-deserved break.

From marathon to 5kms and from 24 hour races to gentle jogs, we’ll have events to suit any type of runner – no matter what your pace.

Check back soon for more information!