Y2Y North Downs Marathon Trek
Sunday 24 March 2019

The Y2Y North Downs Trek, now in its thirteenth year, will follow the North Downs Way along the beautiful Surrey countryside. The 26.2m Marathon starts at YMCA Downslink in Guildford, the 13.1m Half Marathon at Ranmore Common with both finishing at YMCA East Surrey in Redhill. Each distance is well marked with stunning views, undulating landscapes and occasional challenging hills.

Walk it, run it or both, but don’t miss it! You are driven to starting points by our volunteer support crew and can enjoy free refreshments at checkpoints en route. A 5 mile walking option is available for those new to long distance walking. Experienced leaders/backmarkers provide navigational support and there is free parking, showers and refreshments available at the finish.


Includes commemorative medal and technical t-shirt.


Join our free, friendly and fun training programme designed to give you the fitness and stamina you will need to achieve your goal. Training walks are taking place on Sunday 13 January and Sunday 17 February both leaving the YMCA in Redhill at 09:00 with refreshments available before and on your return.

Click here to download the training walks schedule

For more information about these training walks, please contact Kim Roderick.

If you want to take part in other walking events you can check out our 10 Peaks Challenge in June or our South Downs Trek in August – make it a Downs Double!


The entry fee purely covers the cost of the event. Although we have not specified a target, we are hoping you will feel inspired by our work in the community and consider fundraising for us. One of our main aims is to be inclusive and one example of this is our Exercise Referral programme which enables people with a chronic health condition, those who are rehabilitating from an injury, illness or have a disability to engage in physical activity to help them lead a healthier, independent and more active lifestyle.

This year we are hoping to raise in excess of £7,000 from both the Y2Y and South Downs Trek to purchase a Recumbent Stepper, a top of the range, wheelchair friendly step through design to enable adults with disabilities to exercise effectively and safely helping to improve everyday activities, which most of us take for granted. Thanks to its superb design, the Stepper provides total body exercise thanks to arm to leg movement and features a custom seat shape for full back support and therapy assist pedals offer 360-degree access.

Every penny you raise will go directly toward purchasing this vital piece of equipment for adults with disabilities and suffering from chronic illness or recovering from major surgery.

The best way to fundraise is to set up your unique Virginmoneygiving fundraising page. If you prefer the more traditional method of fundraising, please download your official sponsorship form. Alternatively, you can make a donation to YMCA East Surrey to help fund this important community facility.

Read more about our tips on fundraising or speak to a member of our team who will be more than happy to help you as you raise money to raise hope and opportunities for vulnerable and disadvantaged adults, children and young people across East Surrey.

Find out more

For more information, please contact the Challenge Events fundraising team.

T 01737 779979
E challenge@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk

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