Virgin London Marathon 2013

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Virgin London Marathon 2013

YouthNet and Age UK, have been chosen as joint official charities for the 2013 Virgin London Marathon!

We are working together to build a team of dedicated and determined marathon runners and need YOUR support!  If you would like to joint Team Run for it we would love to hear from you.  Please take a look at our dedicated website for details on how you can get involved.

The details:

When: 21st April 2013

Where: London

Target: £1,850 (excluding gift aid)

Registration fee: £100

Any questions?  Please get in touch!

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

London calling! British 10k London Run

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Could you run 10k to support YouthNet?

We need runners to support us at this year’s British 10k London Run on 8th July.

The 2012 event is being held just 19 days before the start of the Olympic Games and the excitement and buzz within London should make for a truly special occasion and the best British 10k London Run in its 12 year history!

The details:

  • 8th July
  • Central London
  • Fundraising target £350
  • Registration fee £40 (counts towards your fundraising target)

Anyone that supports YouthNet is brilliant in our eyes and will get lots of support in the build up to the run!  We’ll send you over a runners pack with some fundraising tips to get you on your way and also some training tips to make sure you’re ready to go on the 8th July.  We’ll also be around for a friendly chat if you need any advice with fundraising.

If you are interested in putting on your running shoes to support us please get in touch ASAP to secure your place!  Email or call 0207 250 5761

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YouthNet and the Gold Challenge

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YouthNet has 100 places in the Gold Challenge and would love you to be part of the team! The Gold Challenge is a unique opportunity to be part of the excitement surrounding London 2012 and raise vital funds for YouthNet at the same time – read on for more information…

About the Gold Challenge

There are three great challenges to choose from depending on whether you want to learn new sports, push yourself over 2012 km or complete your whole Gold Challenge in a day. YouthNet has 100 places so whether you fancy taking up the challenge by yourself or with a group of friends or colleagues, we’d love you to join our team.

Here are the challenges:

Olympic Sport Challenge

Learn Olympic or Paralympic sports by taking on a 5, 10, 20 or 30 sport challenge.  Choose your sports from a list of 30 Olympic and Paralympic Sports then use the Sports Finder in the sports section to find the local club, coach or event where you can do your chosen sport.

Read more…

2012 km Challenge

This challenge is great for teams or those individuals who want to push themselves.  There are three possible levels depending on how adventurous you are feeling:

• 2012 km
• 201.2 km
• 20.12 km

You or your team must cover your chosen distance via one or more of the following sports (for teams this is an aggregated total):

• Running (jogging, road-running, on a treadmill or on a track)
• Walking (on a treadmill, on a track, rambling or hillwalking)
• Cycling (in a gym, on a track, on the roads or off-road)
• Swimming (in a pool or in open water)
• Canoeing/Kayaking (inland or offshore)
• Horse riding
• Rowing (on a rowing machine or on water)
• Sailing (inland or offshore)

Read more….

Gold Challenge Time Trial

This challenge is great for keen gym goers, regular runners/swimmers/cyclists or triathletes.  It’s a great way to test your fitness or push yourself to the next level. There are three levels of challenge; the sprint, endurance and ultra.
You or your team must cover the below distances back to back recording your total time including transitions:

All disciplines can be done outdoors or in a gym. If you are in a team you can complete the challenge as a relay.  When you have completed your chosen challenge, update your My Page with your time and claim your reward.

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As well getting involved in the excitement of London 2012, the Gold Challenge provides a great way to raise funds to help YouthNet provide vital information and support about anything and everything for 16 – 25 year olds, whenever and wherever they need it.

We’d love you to raise as much as possible for YouthNet – be ambitious! To help you get started with a fundraising target, why not start by aiming to raise £50 – £100 per sport you complete, or what about giving yourself a suitably Olympic themed target of £2012?
We will help you every step of the way to reach your fundraising target. To get you started, take a look at our fundraising tips, which will give you plenty of ideas to get the money rolling in.

The next step:

If you like the sound of raising money for YouthNet by taking part in the Gold Challenge, all you need to do is visit the registration page, fill in the online form and pay your deposit.  We will then sign you up and your place will be confirmed.

For more information, please call YouthNet on 020 7250 5700.

Royal Parks 2012 Half Marathon

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Supporters holding up sign for runners Update: Entry to the 2011 race is now closed. To register your interest in 2012, please email

A bit more info…

Debuting just three years ago, the Royal Parks Half Marathon has quickly become one of the UK’s most popular races. Offering a unique course through London’s beautiful Royal Parks, and taking in some of the capital’s famous and historical landmarks, the race is a must for any keen runner’s calendar.  We’re looking for runners to enjoy this fantastic event and raise funds to help us reach even more young people throughout the UK, so sign up now to run for YouthNet!

Please call 020 7250 5767 for more information.

The details:

  • Date: 9 October 2011
  • City: London
  • Minimum Sponsorship: £499
  • Non-refundable deposit: £40 – payable when you sign up.  This amount counts towards your minimum sponsorship and includes your YouthNet running shirt.

For more information on the run, please visit the official website.