Saturday 17th July 2021
Take on the 16-mile YMCA DownsLink Challenge from Horsham to Shoreham-by-Sea and help us put young people experiencing homelessness back on the path to independence.
Linking Sussex to Surrey, the Downs Link pathway is how our YMCA got its name! Every night we provide a safe home to over 750 young people in your community. Each and every one has faced serious challenges in their lives. By walking or running the Downs Link pathway, you will help us give young people the skills they need to create a brighter, independent future.
Step out with us and together we can tackle youth homelessness!
YMCA DownsLink Challenge details
Date: Saturday 17th July 2021
Location: The Downs Link bridleway between Horsham and Shoreham-by-Sea
Distance: 16 miles
Terrain: Mostly flat
Registration fee: £10
Suggested fundraising pledge: £50
Following the government announcement on 14.6.21 we wanted to update that our event is going ahead and will operate in line with Covid-19 safety guidelines at the time. Read our FAQs to find out more about how we’re keeping you safe and email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Want to take part in your own space?
We welcome supporters wanting to walk or run closer to home and in their own time, with a remote YMCA DownsLink Challenge! Below are links to some suggested walking routes across our localities, or feel free to make use of your own garden or treadmill. However you choose to take part, every step will go a long way to supporting homeless young people.
Register here to take part in your own space.
The YMCA DownsLink Challenge Experience
All participants will receive:
# Free YMCA DownsLink Challenge t-shirt
# Free wooden medal to celebrate your achievement!
On the day Downs Link route participants will receive:
# Medical assistance
# A clearly marked route
# Support and enthusiasm along the way
# A dedicated aid station to refuel halfway!
What happens after I register?
Once you’ve registered, we’ll send you your Information Pack containing fundraising tips and tricks, what to bring on the day, training ideas and a detailed map of the route with access points and transport options. You’ll also gain access to our YMCA DownsLink Challenge Dropbox, where you can find downloadable social media tiles, wording, a poster and a few other surprises!