Take the Lead | St Mungos
Thu 1 - Sat 31 Aug 2024 Anywhere

Take the Lead | St Mungos

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

  • Thu 1 - Sat 31 Aug 2024

Take the Lead | St Mungos



All ages

  • 26.2 miles


Team up with your furry friend and walk a marathon (26.2 miles) between 1 and 31 August. Raise money so St Mungo's can provide a bed and support to almost 3,000 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.


  • Virtual marathon-distance walking challenge
  • Town, country, flat or hilly - it's up to you!
  • Between 1 August and 31 August
  • For you and your dog
  • Free to register with £50 sponsorship target
  • Earn your St. Mungo's dog bandana once you raise £50
  • Help end homelessness for good

The challenge you need

This challenge is for everyone, regardless of fitness level or ability. Here are just some of the many benefits to you:

  • Lose weight
  • Decrease stress
  • Develop healthier habits
  • Improve physical fitness
  • Sense of achievement
  • Feel happier

Promoting mental well-being

This virtual challenge highlights the importance of keeping a check on your mental well-being. Getting involved in a virtual challenge like this can help to keep you motivated and healthy, whilst also raising great awareness for a worthy charity and showing your support.

Event video

  • All fitness levels
  • Dogs allowed
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Teams
  • Virtual option
  • Wheelchair users

How does it work?

  • Sign up for free

    Register online for free and set up your JustGiving page.

  • 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.

  • Raise money to end homelessness

    Every pound you raise will help St. Mungo's get one step closer to ensuring everyone has a place to call home.


  • Coast
  • Mountains
  • Park
  • Rural
  • Urban


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

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

Your rewards!

  • St. Mungo's t-shirt and dog lead

    When you register.

  • Dog bandana

    When you raise £50.

  • Goody bag

    Including dog treats from Lily's kitchen and a St. Mungo's dog t-shirt, when you raise £150.

  • Fundraising incentives
  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising required
  • Fundraising support
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

Ask friends and family to sponsor you and help St. Mungo's get one step closer to ending homelessness for good.

St. Mungo's

Running a range of hostels and projects to help homeless people rebuild their lives.

St Mungo’s provides a bed and support to more than 3,150 people a night who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness. The charity's vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions.

  • All ages
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
  • Fundraising required

Entry fees

Entry fee


Minimum sponsorship