Facebook Fundraising Challenges are a great way to join a motivated group and participate in a fitness activity while raising funds for the important work of the American Red Cross! Challenges are hosted on our National Facebook account and run as virtual events.
How it Works:
Participants in a Facebook Challenge Fundraiser will join a Challenge, fundraise for the event, track their fitness activity, and participate in sharing and posting about their experience.
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.
Congratulations for recruiting the most Facebook challenge participants to date!
8. Minnesota and the Dakotas
9. Northern Ohio
10. Central & Southern Illinois
FAQs About the June 15 Mile Challenge
How can I register?
Join the Facebook group HERE, and register by following the prompts in Facebook Messenger.
Is this event free?
Yes, this event is 100% free. 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 do Challenge participants log their miles?
Miles are logged in Facebook Messenger through the Red Cross conversation stream. Starting on June 1, participants can type “Menu” then enter, and then click the “Record miles" button in Facebook Messenger.
Who can answer questions from participants about the 2nd Annual 75 Mile Challenge?
More information about the challenge can be found on this info sheet. Once registered for the Challenge, participants can also 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.