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 everyone has faced serious challenges in their lives. Your support will help us give them 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
Want to take part in your own space?
We welcome supporters wanting to take part 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 Downslink 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!