We’re challenging you to team up with your dog and walk a marathon (26 miles) or an ultra-marathon (50 miles) in a month this August. Join our paw-some team and raise money to end homelessness.

The challenge

Team up with your furry friend and walk a marathon (26 miles) or an ultra-marathon (50 miles) between 1 and 31 August. Raising money for St Mungo's means that we could provide a bed and support to almost 3,000 people experiencing homelessness each night.

You can take on this paw-some challenge anywhere, in your own time and at your own pace. Whether you choose to go on shorter walks every day or to plan longer distances at the weekend – it’s your challenge, so you can 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.

How it works

Sign up for free

Register online for free and set up your JustGiving page.

Choose your distance

Commit to walking a marathon (26 miles) or an ultra-marathon (50 miles) in a month this August with your paw-some pal. Track your miles using your favourite app or make a tally.

Raise money to end homelessness

By fundraising for St Mungo’s, you can help to support someone off the streets for good.

Meet the team

Join our Take the Lead Facebook group to get to know your fellow walkers and their furry legged friends.

Your rewards!

As a thank you for joining us on this challenge, you’ll receive some amazing rewards along the way. Check out what is on offer this year below!

When you register

You’ll receive a St Mungo’s t-shirt and mile tracker.

Raise £50

You’ll receive a St Mungo’s dog bandana.

Raise £150

You’ll be entered into a prize draw with the chance to win one of 5 pairs of tickets to a Dogfest 2023 event of your choice

Become the top fundraiser

St Mungo's corporate partner IHG Hotels & Resorts’ will donate 180,000 IHG One Rewards points to the top fundraiser. These points can be exchanged for a 2-night stay at one of their luxury hotels.

How your fundraising will make a difference

For thousands of people, rough sleeping can become a relentless cycle that’s incredibly difficult to escape from. Without a home, it’s almost impossible to find a job. Without a job, you can’t afford a home. And without urgent help, homelessness severely shortens, or even takes, lives.

Rough sleeping has been on the rise. With the increased pressures of the cost of living crisis, the number of people sleeping rough has increased by over a quarter compared to the previous year.

But with your support, St Mungo’s frontline workers can help more people off the streets and find them safe beds in from the cold. Your fundraising can make sure more people have their last night on the streets – and their first night of a new life.


Every £100 raised could help someone into a permanent home.


Every £50 raised could help provide essentials at a hostel.


Every £25 raised could make it someone's last night on the streets.

Meet the team