YMCA THAMES GATEWAY




BARKING & DAGENHAM / DARTFORD
GREENWICH / HAVERING / ASHFORD

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CHALLENGE EVENTS

Get fit, have fun, meet friends and raise funds with a YMCA Challenge event!

BROADGATE TOWER CHALLENGE

Climb 877 steps over 35 floors of the Broadgate Tower in the heart of the City of London. This will be a festival of tower running celebrating the popularity of vertical running in the UK Read more

THE BIG HALF

The Big Half (marathon) takes in iconic London sites including Tower Bridge and Cutty Sark in a reversal of the London Marathon route Read more

GREAT WALL OF CHINA TREK

Our Great Wall of China Trek is a fantastic charity challenge hiking for five days along this magnificent man-made structure. One of the best in the market, our challenge takes us over watch towers and mountains, through historic battlement stations that are well off the tourist trail Read more

THAMES PATH CHALLENGE

A stunning route with scenery that’s steeped in history, and a superb backdrop for a festival of river-side challenges – with 3 unique events to join stretching from Tower Bridge to Henley Read more

EURO CITY CYCLE

Our journey begins with a ride to the east coast of England to catch our overnight ferry to Holland. From here, its windmills and fast flat cycling to take us into Amsterdam where we can enjoy the delights this city is famous for. Read more

WALES END TO END CYCLE

Pedalling from the most northern point of Wales down to the vibrant capital of Cardiff, you’ll experience diverse beautiful landscapes of majestic woodlands; rural lanes and distinct mountain ranges from start to finish Read more

SCREWBALL RALLY

The Screwball Rally is a five day European road trip with 80 other like-minded teams. The Rally like no other, covers 1750 miles through eight countries over five days Read more

For ALL challenges: if you choose the self-funding option we would ask that you set up a Virgin Money Giving Sponsorship page and try to raise as much as possible for the work of YMCA Thames Gateway. In return you will receive full fundraising support, a fundraising pack and a branded t-shirt to wear at your chosen event.

It costs over £5 million every year to provide our Housing & Support, Childcare, Youth & Family and Health & Wellbeing Services across the Thames Gateway – with your help we will ensure that more people in our local communities are able to belong, contribute and thrive.

 

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