Run for us

A great run, a great challenge, a great cause

Welcome to our Great West Run Team 2017!


For many years now YMCA have entered a team of intrepid runners in Exeter’s Great West Run and this year will be no different…! Taking part on Sunday 15th October, this iconic half marathon takes you on an inspiring journey around our beautiful city and it is a great opportunity not only to raise money through sponsorship but also raise awareness of our work through special YMCA running shirts.

We are aiming to enter a team of 10 people, of all abilities and all ages.  It is a sponsored challenge so each person aims to raise £300 each, but this is a goal not a minimum requirement.

To join our team you will need to sign up at then register for a YMCA JustGiving fundraising page at We will then get notified and we will contact you to confirm your size for your personalised running top. We will also help you with lots of cool fundraising hints and tips. If you have already signed up with the Great West Run, then you can transfer to our team at no extra cost, just let us know by emailing

What your sponsorship money will achieve:

£72 could facilitate four Health & Wellbeing activities per month. This could be anything from sports and fitness groups to cooking courses which build confidence, skills and character for our young people

£135 could kit out five rooms with new bedding, pans, and fresh paint so that each new resident is welcomed into their new home

£300 could enable six YMCA residents to receive tailored one to one support which will help them in their next steps, covering anything from budgeting and money management to accessing job and training opportunities.

It’s a great run, a great challenge, and a great cause. Join us for Exeter’s Great West Run!

Great West Run Fundraising Pack

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