Each challenge is a virtual event hosted on Facebook that brings people together so they can engage and interact with others in the group, create a fundraiser, track towards their physical goals, and earn Red Cross merchandise in recognition of their support.
50-Mile Your Way Challenge!
Jump into action this November and help save lives and bring relief to those in need.
Create a Facebook fundraiser to raise funds for people impacted by disasters. You will receive a free American Red Cross stainless steel water bottle when you receive your first donation.
So far in the June Swim Challenge we have raised $169k from 4,596 donations.
We have 13,500 group members participating in our challenge.
You will receive a free American Red Cross beach towel and sweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt pool bag when you raise $200.*
*Items available while supplies last, shipping to US only.
Thank you to our presenting partner sweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt!
How to Join a Challenge
JOIN THE GROUP
Join our Challenge Group to interact with other participants, post photos, and encourage each other!
TRACK YOUR MILES
Download the free printable calendar or use your favorite mobile app to track your daily progress. The printable calendar can be found in the Facebook group.
START A FUNDRAISER
Start a Fundraiser while completing this physical feat. Share your fundraiser on Facebook to support people impacted by disasters big and small.
How it Works
After completing the registration steps, participants can begin interacting with the group, encouraging each other, and get started on their fundraising.
Starting on October 1, participants can begin tracking their miles through Messenger and work towards completing the goal of 50 miles by October 31.
Throughout the Challenge, participants will receive information through Facebook Messenger and from posts in the group. This content will be providing updates, sharing encouragement, posting fundraising tips, and sparking engagement with the community.
All Challenge participants are encouraged to fundraise $150 to support people impacted by disasters big and small.
Earn Red Cross gear while you fundraise!
Participants that support fundraising efforts can receive Red Cross recognition items as a token of appreciation for supporting people impacted by disasters big and small. Fundraisers will be prompted to provide their shipping information in Facebook Messenger once they qualify. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing and shipping. Shipping is only available within the United States and all items are available while supplies last.
Red Cross Shoelaces
Red Cross Long Sleeve T-shirt
To Join Our Current Fundraiser:
Sign up for the current Challenge by joining the Facebook Group
Follow the instructions posted in the Facebook Group to opt-in to the Messenger experience
Use the link provided in the Group to create a Challenge Fundraiser
How To Track Your Fitness Activity
Progress can be logged using a free and printable daily tracker that you can download to record your progress after you finish each day. Use whichever mobile app or equipment you’d like to track your progress in real time. Register for our current Facebook Challenge to download your daily tracker.
How To Fundraise
Support people impacted by disasters big and small.
Create a fundraiser by selecting the fundraiser creation link in the Challenge Facebook Group or on this website once live. The fundraiser will have the name of the Challenge and the Challenge photo automatically included.
Post updates on your fundraiser, thank donors, share your fitness goals, and encourage your friends and family to donate!
Upcoming Facebook Challenges
June 15 Mile Swim Challenge
Registration for the second annual June 15 mile swim challenge is now open.
What’s your connection to the Red Cross? I started giving blood last year and want to help others in need. There are so many out there struggling and I just want to give back and help any way I can.
What motivated you to raise money on behalf of the Red Cross? To help individuals and families impacted by natural disasters. It is great knowing that others can be helped when they are going through a difficult time when they need it most. The Red Cross is an amazing organization and does so much for the community and I am so happy to support such an amazing organization.
What are your top fundraising tips for future 75 Mile Challenge participants? Post your journey and share with friends and family. Don’t be afraid to ask others because if you don’t ask you will never know.
What is your top tip for running 75 miles in 31 days? You have 31 days to complete and can chip away at the mileage each day. Don’t Give Up. Keep pushing because you can do this.
What’s your connection to the Red Cross? I don’t really have any connection, rather I just believe it is an extraordinary organization doing absolutely amazing work. Everything the American Red Cross provides to those in need and the help they supply to military families is of utmost importance and it was an honor to be part of their efforts.
What motivated you to raise money on behalf of the Red Cross? I am a runner who stays motivated by running for a purpose. I gained a lot of appreciation for the Red Cross after having to sign blood transfusion forms during the very scary emergent birth of my daughter. It made it slightly less traumatic knowing there were bags of blood available and at my bedside in the event they were necessary.
What are your top fundraising tips for future 75 Mile Challenge participants? Share your story, share your progress, share your journey, share the mission and objectives of the American Red Cross.
Yes, Facebook Challenges are 100% free to participate in. We just encourage you to start a personal fundraiser for the American Red Cross to support people who need food, recovery support, and care after disasters of all sizes during the challenge!
How can I track my progress?
Progress can be logged using a free and printable daily tracker that you can download to record your progress after you finish each day. Use whichever mobile app or equipment you’d like to track your progress in real-time. Register for our current Facebook Challenge to download your daily tracker.
Who can answer questions from participants about Facebook Challenges?
Once registered for a Challenge, participants can ask questions in the Facebook Group or ask questions directly in Facebook Messenger. Please allow at least 24-48 hours for response. Other unanswered questions can be sent to P2PFundraising@Redcross.org.