‘Due to the latest guidance as regards the Covid 19 virus, we are sorry to announce the postponement of our YMCA North London Fun Run & Festival 2020. 

The new date for the Fun Run & Festival has now been confirmed and will be Sunday 20th September in Priory Park N8.

All the fun runs’ race entries will be transferrable to the new date in September.

We look forward to seeing you all there then!.

Thank you very much for your understanding and support in these difficult times.’

Priory Park London N8



NEW 5k (14 years+) a 10k (16 years+) and 8 separate 1 mile children’s races (ages 3 years to 15 years)  – all taking place on Sunday 20th September 2020, alongside a day long festival of food, live music and activities for children of varying ages!

The 2019 YMCA North London Fun Run & Festival was a great success, with over 8,000 people attending, either running in the races, spectating or just chilling out and enjoying the sun, food and music. We want 2020’s event to be even better, as it will be our 30th anniversary event. The aim will be for funds to be raised through race entries, as well as fundraising and donations. These funds will enable YMCA North London to continue to provide much needed services for some of our community’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.


In 2020 we are once again delighted and grateful to have the support of our sponsors and partners – their contributions are enormously appreciated by YMCA North London and we are looking forward to another fantastic event!

Marigold Health Foods, last year’s first time race sponsors, and wonderfully sponsors again for 2020. Although new to the race sponsorship, they are not novices to the event, and Patrick Tobin, MD of Marigold Health Foods, has himself run the 10k many times – looking forward to the Marigold team taking part once again!

Dunns, who bake a massive 3,000 delicious doughnuts for all Fun Runners on the day. Their baking stamina and skill, having done this over the last 20 years, is matched by their teams high running performance on the day, ably led by Lewis Freeman himself, owner of Dunns Family Bakers – go Dunns!

London Heathside Athletics, who provide us with 30 volunteer marshals for our 5k and 10k races – their expertise and experience are invaluable.

Hamptons International (previously Greene & Co), who have generously sponsored our festival for the past eight years, making the day long festival of food and music the huge community success that it is. Please go to the Festival page for full information.

We welcome more sponsor/partner relationships so you are interested in being a sponsor/partner for our Fun Run & Festival event, in any way, please contact the event coordinator Francesca.Johnson@ymcanorthlondon.org.uk

Our event is run on the day solely by volunteers, staff and members of our community. If you would like to volunteer or want any more information about the day itself, please contact  Francesca.Johnson@ymcanorthlondon.org.uk

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