Put your best foot forward for us at the London Marathon

October 31, 2016

Local runners who have missed out on a place in next year’s Virgin Money London Marathon are being encouraged to sign-up for a place with one of the region’s oldest youth charities.

Race organisers recently informed runners if they had been successful in gaining a ballot place for the famous event set for Sunday 24 April 2017.

If you have missed out on a place and are looking for a way to enter the race: YMCA Humber says it has the solution for you.

The charity has five places available in the 2017 event and is encouraging local runners to get in touch to book their place and pledge their support to the youth charity in the process.

YMCA Humber has been operating in the Humber Region since 1882. Its services span across North East Lincolnshire and every year over 300 young people pass through the doors of its services and projects.


Money raised by marathon runners will be spent on ensuring those services continue to run for young people in the months and years to come.

Malcolm Smith, Chief Executive of YMCA Humber said: “Runners who sign up to take part in the London Marathon all make a heroic effort to do something super human and I can only applaud them for that.

“I hope local runners who are looking for a way to enter the event, choose to support their local youth charity, which has been supporting young people in our area since 1882.

“Taking part in the London Marathon is no easy feat but by running for YMCA, there will be even more motivation to get over the line, knowing that what you are doing is directly improving the life chances of young people in your community at home.

“I would recommend all runners who have not secured a place to get in touch today.”

YMCA Humber is part of the wider YMCA Federation that supports almost 230,000 young people across the UK every year.

For more information on running for YMCA Humber, call Jonathan Byrne, Events and Marketing Lead on 01472 359 621 or email info@ymca-humber.com. There is also further information on our dedicated London Marathon page.