You could help us change young lives forever. You could do something amazing by raising money from the things you love to do. Or the things you’ve always wanted to try, but never quite plucked up the courage. This could be the year you ran faster, cycled further or experienced more than you thought you could, and by doing it in aid of YHA you’ll be making a tangible difference to young lives.
Take a look at the different ways you could get involved on one of our charity challenge events this year…
Join YHA’s charity challenge and race your way around our Lake District trail – from wherever you are in the world. Proceeds will support YHA’s vital work improving physical and mental health, wellbeing and life skills.
You’ll also get an event medal to celebrate your achievement, and – if you raise £50 – entry into our prize draw to win a free two-night YHA stay in the Lake District.
Virgin Money London Marathon and Virtual London Marathon
The 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon is taking place on Sunday 3 October, with a record 50,000 participants running on the streets of the capital, from Blackheath to The Mall.
On the same day, an additional 50,000 people will have the chance to take on the world’s greatest marathon on the course of their choice from 00:00:00 to 23:59:59 BST, wherever they are in the country – building on the success of the first-ever virtual London Marathon last year.
Running challenge events
Join YHA’s charity challenge and race your way around our Lake District trail – from wherever you are in the world. Proceeds will support YHA’s vital work. Taking place from Wednesday 1st – Thursday 30th September 2021.
Snowdon Running Challenge
The Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon
The Virgin Money London Marathon is the largest annual charity challenge on the planet and this year promises to be the biggest yet. YHA have places up for grabs in the Virtual London Marathon so you can take part wherever you are. Taking place on Sunday 3rd October 2021.
Asda Foundation Derby Half Marathon
Organised by Run For All for the first time in 2018, the Asda Foundation Derby Half Marathon – formerly known as the Ramathon – proved to be a welcome addition to Run For All’s events calendar. Taking place on Sunday 28th November 2021.
Take adventure to the extreme
Be a life changer, wherever your imagination takes you
If none of the above events take your fancy, you can do your own thing. The UK is brimming full of beautiful places to take on unique challenges and setting one for yourself is a great way to discover new places and explore the great outdoors. Every step you take on your journey can change young lives forever.
Remember you can use our hostels as your base, located in some of the most spectacular scenery that England and Wales has to offer. Our team will be there to help you every step of the way.