Date: 24th March

Venue: YMCA Manchester

Entry £30 per person (plus sponsorship)

Over 16’s only

Are you up for the challenge? Put mind over matter and join us for this unique and intriguing event.

Our inaugural Firewalk evening includes comprehensive training, food and a raffle, and is designed to increase participant’s confidence and self-esteem, as well as providing a lot of laughs and a great story to tell.

More info

Sign up here*

Dragon Boat Festival Salford

boat raceDate: 21st May 2017

Entry: Free – First come first served with a minimum sponsorship target of £50 per person. Simply
put your name down at Y Club reception, pick up your YMCA sponsorship pack and get training!

We are seeking up to 20 team members to make up Team YMCA to help us take back the Dragon Boat crown!

Rapidly becoming a permanent fixture on our Challenge events calendar, the Salford Dragon Boat festival is a team event that is a fun packed day for both experienced crews and novices alike.

More info can be found here.

Blackleach Country Park Run

Blackleach-RunnerDate: 10th September 10:00


The Blackleach race is 5 mile multi-terrain run which takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Blackleach Country Park in Walkden, Salford.

2017 marks the eighth year of this fantastic run which is organised and managed by the Manchester YMCA Harriers one of the oldest running clubs in the UK, if not the world! You can download your race form here.

If you would like to learn more about the Manchester YMCA Harriers please visit the Harriers website.

Peak District Challenge



Grit, Limestone and Determination

Date: 22nd/23rd Sept 2017

A new addition to the Challenge events calendar for 2017, the Peak District Challenge offers you the choice of 10km, 25km, 50km, 75km and 100km challenges that you can walk, jog or run!

Entry prices vary dependent on distance/event selected. Please enter at don’t forget to select YMCA Manchester as your chosen fundraising charity!

Event sponsorship – what you will be supporting:

We are asking all event participants to help raise sponsorship for our Inspiring Futures project which works tirelessly to improve the lives of young carers across Salford.

The project increases the confidence, social skills and employ-ability of this group and engages with them to achieve positive outcomes in their education, physical and mental wellbeing, socialisation, future careers and independence by delivering work related social skills workshops and individual support over a 12 month period.

Please see