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North London YMCA's Annual Fun Runs and Festival 17th May 2015

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North London YMCA's Annual Fun Runs and Festival 17th May 2015

Time: May 17, 2015 all day
Location: Priory Park, N8
City/Town: Hornsey
Website or Map: http://www.ymcahornsey.org/mo…
Phone: 020 8340 6088
Event Type: charity, fun, run
Organized By: Alison Harrow
Latest Activity: Mar 30, 2015

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Event Description

Every 3rd Sunday in May, North London YMCA organises the Annual Crouch End Fun Run & Festival - one of the largest community events in North London, a diary must for many.

This is a charity event to raise funds for vulnerable young homeless people in the YMCA hostel. 

There is an Adult 10k event followed by 9 children’s 1 mile fun runs, with over 2,500 adults and children competing in the 10 runs. There are thousands of people in the park, cheering the runners along, and throughout the day enjoying the Festival of music and entertainment that runs alongside – a really fun day for families and communities to get together to help raise funds for vulnerable homeless young people to enable them to build a better future.

The date of the Event is 17th May 2015, and entries will open on 2nd March 2015 

Enter via http://www.ymcahornsey.org/modules/funrun/



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Comment by Alison Harrow on March 5, 2015 at 15:42

Entries are now open for the fun runs! 

The nine 1 mile children’s fun runs that are completely contained within Priory Park, take place between 12- 3pm. They are split into age groups, and are open to children aged 4 and over on 17th May. 

The Adult 10km event, in and around the lower levels of Alexandra Palace Park and Priory Park starts at 9.30am is open to anyone who is over 16 on 17th May.

The festival continues throughout the day.

Entries are open now, and sell out fast, so get your entry in early! To enter, go to http://www.ymcahornsey.org/modules/funrun/

Comment by Alison Harrow on March 30, 2015 at 13:28

North London YMCA are reserving 25% of all Crouch End Fun Run places for adults and children who will commit to raise £30 for vulnerable young homeless people. The adult 10km event, and nine 1 mile children’s fun runs in Priory Park, N8 take place on Sunday 17th May 2015.


Many young people arrive at the YMCA hostel with nothing, fleeing abuse. The hostel provides 157 young people with a safe place to sleep at night. A specialist support team assist to reduce the risk of them becoming homeless in the future, by helping them to find college courses, employment, and move-on accommodation. Young people can also improve skills for independent living at the new Life Academy, that provides classes such as Healthy Eating on a Budget.


Shane, YMCA resident, said. “When you’re homeless you never know what danger could strike you at any point.  In winter you freeze, at any time you could be attacked and you are also struggling to feed yourself to keep your strength up.” With the help of his support worker he hopes to train as a welder. “I thought I would never get a job. Now nothing will stop me from achieving my goals.”

Fun run participants who commit to raising at least £30 in sponsorship or donations, receive a discounted entry fee of up to 48% for children, and up to 41% for adults and 25% of places are reserved for this purpose.

So get your entry in now at www.northlondonymca.org.uk, and go to the ‘fun run’ pages. 


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