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Challenge 160

Challenge events in aid of YMCA Norfolk

This year, we are celebrating 160 years of service to the Norfolk community.

We are marking this anniversary by finding 160 people to take on challenge events to raise some much needed funds for our vital work with homeless and vulnerable young people across the county.

Join in, doing whatever kind of activity you enjoy, have a great time with new people and raise much needed funds in your community by challenging yourself.

We can help you take on inspirational and adventurous events; from skydives to the London Marathon. There are lots of national and local events you can join and we will support you with fundraising resources and ideas to help you achieve your goals.

Sometimes to take part in an event you will be asked to try to hit a sponsorship target and sometimes it’s as simple as paying a registration fee.

If you’d like to talk to someone about what raising funds for YMCA Norfolk involves and the benefits to you, please contact stefanie.pearson@ymcanorfolk.org or phone 01602 631263 ext 102

Here are a few challenges to get you could take part in but plans are still in development for the rest of the year and 2017 so why not suggest something?

YMCA Norfolk Events

Sleep Easy ¦ TBC 
Sleep Can you brave the cold, sleep in a cardboard box for one night and get sponsored for your efforts to help young homeless people.


Tour de Y: Norfolk ¦ Saturday 28th May 2016

cyclingThe Tour de Y: Norfolk is for cycling enthusiasts wanting to push themselves in a single day event.


Local Events

Grand East Anglian Run ¦ Sunday 1st May 2016

running shoeThe Grand East Anglian Run (GEAR) is a fast, flat 10k road race through the streets of Kings Lynn.

More information can be found on the GEAR website 

City of Norwich Half Marathon ¦  Sunday 9 April 2017

runningTake on a challenging fast rural route through Norwich.

More information can be found on the City of Norwich Half Marathon website 


National Events

London Marathon ¦ Sunday 23rd April 2017 

marathon Join team YMCA for the Virgin London Marathon. It’s time to limber up and put your best foot forward for the ultimate running challenge – the Virgin London marathon!



Organise your own challenge

Pancake race ¦ Tuesday February 28th 2017

familyRace around an obstacle course flipping your pancakes with your friends, family or colleagues.