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The Youth Hostel Association

We are proud to be the official Recommended Outdoor Clothing and Equipment Retailer for YHA. By working with YHA we aim to inspire all members to explore and enjoy the outdoors, and our expert staff can offer advice and fitting services, helping you to go further and discover new areas in comfort and style.


Help YHA change young lives forever. You could do something amazing by raising money from the things you love to do. Or the things you’ve always wanted to try, but never quite plucked up the courage. This could be the year you ran faster, cycled further or experienced more than you thought you could, and by doing it in aid of YHA you’ll be making a tangible difference to young lives. Take a look at the different ways you could get involved this year…

YHA Challenge Events 2019

Yorkshire 3 Peaks – 23rd June 2019

 

One of the toughest and most trekked routes in the UK, taking on a marathon distance over three of Yorkshire’s biggest mountains. Join us in June to take on this challenge. Pay just £20 and raise £300 and we will support you with a team of trekking guides and trekking staff as well as our amazing cheer team to get you through the event. 

 

Register here to join


Prudential RideLondon-Surrey100 – 4th August 2019

 

100 mile cycling event through closed road in London and Surrey. We have 20 places in 2019 and they will be going quickly so don’t miss out. Join Team YHA and receive amazing support with a pasta party at our Thameside hostel and cheer teams along the route. You’ll also receive a YHA cycling top for event day. 

 

Register here to join


Great North Run – 8th September 2019

 

The biggest half marathon in the UK and one of the biggest in the world. An amazing opportunity now the ballot has closed to still get a place by joining Team YHA. We have places and would love you to join us at our first Great North Run.

 

Register here to join


Skydive – All year

 

Book a skydive at any time throughout the year and ask if they offer a fundraising option to register. Pay a small deposit and raise money to cover the cost of your place with a donation to YHA. Here are two UK skydiving companies to take a look at: GoSkydive and UKParachuting

 

Register through the company and they will get in touch to advise us of your registration.


Our top 5 other events

Great North Swim – 7-9th June 2019

 

The most iconic open water swim in the UK and on the lakeside at one of our finest hostels YHA Ambleside – book now and join Team YHA by setting up your JustGiving page


Montane Spine Flare / Fusion 22-24th June 2019

 

108 & 268 mile race along the spine of England (The Pennine way). You need to complete the challenges within the tight time frame given. This is an iconic race for the extreme athletes and challenge ready trail runners and goes past some of our amazing hostels in the Peaks and the North – book now and join Team YHA by setting up your JustGiving page


Trekfest, the Peaks – 31st August 2019

 

25 - 50km trek through the Peak District with a festival atmosphere, BBQ's drink and food before and after the tough challenge which can be completed by beginners. Based down the road from our YHA Castleton Losehill Hall hostel. Book now and join Team YHA by setting up your JustGiving page


Snowdon trail running challenge – 28th September 2019

 

Snowdon is one of the prime areas of the UK for the wonderful sport of Mountain Trail Running and here you can take part in a 12k through to an ultra-marathon. Book now and join Team YHA by setting up your JustGiving page


Manchester Half Marathon – 13th October 2019

 

One of the UK's biggest and best half marathon's through the northern powerhouse of Manchester. Stay at our Manchester YHA and be a part of Team YHA. Book now and join Team YHA by setting up your JustGiving page

NB where events are taking place near one of our youth hostels we are able to offer 2-4 bedrooms for participants and their companions for £40 per night (subject to availability).

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Partner Benefits and Services

Free Boot Fitting

Our in-store experts will help you pick out the perfect pair of boots with a free footwear one-to-one, just ask in-store.

Buying For A Group

Our Group Sales Team can negotiate bulk purchases for groups on a case-by-case basis, just contact them at groupsales@cotswoldoutdoor.com

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Free Rucksack Fitting

With a free in-store rucksack one-to-one our expert staff will help you choose the right rucksack and adjust it to fit perfectly.

Kit Talks

With one of our group kit talks our experts can tell you everything you need to know about preparing for your adventure, just ask in-store.

Caring For Your Kit

Look after your kit and it will be with you for years to come. Check out our kit care guides online, or ask an expert in your local store.

Members Benefits

Members of the YHA receive an exclusive discount on a wide range of outdoor clothing and equipment. For full details, see the member's area of the YHA website.

For any enquiries regarding partnerships please email: partnerships@cotswoldoutdoor.com

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