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Take the Lead

We’re challenging you to team up with your pup and walk a marathon in a month this August. Join hundreds of others also taking on this paw-some challenge and raising money to end homelessness.

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The challenge

Team up with your furry friend and walk a marathon (26.2 miles) between 1 and 31 August. Raise money so we can provide a bed and support to over 3,200 people experiencing homelessness each night.

You can take on this paw-fect challenge anywhere, in your own time and at your own pace. Whether you walk a mile each day for 26 days, two miles every other day for 13 days or any other combination you choose to reach your target. It’s your challenge - so you decide when and where you clock up the miles!

It's completely free to register, but we encourage you to raise £50 to earn your St Mungo's dog bandana, so you can both look the part while out on your walks! Ask friends and family to sponsor you and help us get one step closer to ending homelessness for good.

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How it works

1. Sign up for free

Register online for free and set up your JustGiving page.

2. Walk a marathon

Commit to walking 26.2 miles in a month with your paw-some pal. Track your miles using your favourite app or make a tally.

3. Raise money to end homelessness

Every pound you raise will help us get one step closer to ensuring everyone has a place to call home.

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What you'll get when you join our team

Here’s what you’ll receive from us when you join our pup-tastic team!

  • Lots of fundraising tips and ideas to help you boost your total.
  • Access to our Facebook group where you can get to know your fellow walkers and their furry legged friends.
  • Regular pup-dates about our work and how your fundraising is transforming the lives of people affected by homelessness.

Your rewards!

You'll also receive lots of exciting rewards from us as you smash each of the key fundraising milestones along the way.

When you register

You’ll receive a St Mungo’s t-shirt and dog lead.

Raise £50

You’ll receive a dog bandana.

Raise £150

You’ll receive a goody bag including dog treats from Lily’s kitchen and a St Mungo’s dog t-shirt.

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How your money will make a difference

Your fundraising will transform the lives of people experiencing homelessness. People struggling to make ends meet. People without a safe place to stay. You can give them hope for the future.


Could buy clothes, like a sweatshirt or jeans, for someone sleeping rough.


Could help two people move away from the streets and begin their recovery journey.


Could pay for counselling sessions to support the mental health of someone experiencing homelessness.

Meet the team