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YMCA North London Fun Run & Festival


Welcome to YMCA North London Fun Run & Festival 2018 – this is our 28th year!

Our aim is to raise funds to enable members of our community to thrive. Your support allows us to provide much needed services for some of society’s most vulnerable groups, especially young people, through our housing, childcare and health and wellbeing services. Firstly providing them with stability and support, then enabling them to achieve their goals of independence, health and wellbeing.

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2018  YMCA North London Fun Run & Festival – Event Report

The 2018 Fun Run & Festival was once again a great success, the sun shone and Priory Park was filled with all runners, spectators, families attending the races and festival – a wonderful sight! Our aim is to raise funds to enable all members of our community to thrive. Your support allows YMCA North London to provide much needed services for some of society’s most vulnerable groups. Funds raised will directly support concessions for local people to access our childcare, children’s recreational activities and health and wellbeing services,. YMCA North London also offers support to young people through our hostel accommodation.

We were delighted this year to have Catherine West MP, David Lammy MP and Mayor Stephen Mann attend to open up our children’s races. Labour councillors Elin Weston and Adam Jogee and also Lib Dem councillor Dawn Barnes and her colleagues came and handed out children’s race trophies – we are very grateful for the support they continue to offer YMCA North London and the work we do within the community.

We want to thank all runners, of all ages and abilities, for their generosity and commitment – the event gets bigger and better every year, with your continued interest and energy!

Funds were raised through the race entry fees, and also from the generous donations made by the entrants through Just Giving and collecting sponsorship. We have £10,000 to go to reach the target amount for the charity, so please keep the fundraising and sponsorship money coming in to help us achieve 2018’s target of £30,000.

To make donations please go to https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/nlymca/funruns2018

We would also like to thank our festival sponsors, Greene & Co. This year was a wonderful collaboration – Greene & Co promoted our event through all their marketing pre-event, and on the day raised a massive £2,600 for YMCA North London – through their fantastic raffle and other stalls. – THANK YOU! Also their team of runners won 1st prize in the Adult 10k unaffiliated team category – congratulations to Simon Jackson and his fleet footed team!! The music stage was again filled with local artists, of all ages, many thanks to all who took part and particularly to Kim Staniland who organised the musical line up, and also David Timms and Paul Guenault who supported her in this – THANK YOU!

Once again we have been lucky to have worked closely with our local community, so our HUGE THANKS go to London Heathside Athletics for providing us with pre-run training from our Fitness Centre on Elmfield Avenue and in addition the 30 marshals for the Adult 10k course; Dunns Bakery for the thousands of delicious doughnuts which they generously handed out to all runners on the day; Heartlands School for their volunteers who manned the water station on the Adult 10k course and Crouch End’s Co-op Food for their help and support on the day!

For more information about YMCA North London, and the services we provide please go to


For queries about next year’s Fun Run & Festival please email Francesca.Johnson@ymcanorthlondon.org.uk

For 2018’s Race Results

Find your Race Result at: www.chiptiming.co.uk

Race Momento Photos 2018 – Ann Charlotte Photography

To view and buy your race finish photos, go to www.anncharlottephotography.com  and go to the Galleries section, the password is: ymca2018 (please note it may take a couple of days for the photos to be available).

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Registered Address:
184 Tottenham Lane, Crouch End,
London, N8 8SG