About the event

In our 50th anniversary year, we’re pulling together everyone and everything that’s needed to end homelessness.

You can join us by taking the Crisis 50/50 challenge.

Sign up solo, challenge friends or form a team. You just need to cover 50 miles in 50 days… and raise £50 getting there.

From runners to riders, swimmers to hang gliders, anyone can sign up and be part of the movement to end homelessness.

If we all pitch in and share the load equally, 50/50, we will end homelessness in Britain.

Share your Crisis 50/50 Challenge on social media using #Crisis5050

Find out more about Crisis.

The first 500 challengers to get a donation on their fundraising page will receive a Crisis sweatband, as featured in the 50/50 challenge video!


How your support helps

We know that, if we work together, we can end homelessness for good. Your Crisis 50/50 challenge helps create a future without homelessness and funds our vital services for homeless people today:

  • £10 provides a warm welcome and helps someone take the first steps out of homelessness
  • £25 helps someone regain a sense of worth through healthcare and counselling
  • £50 helps someone gain the skills or qualifications they need to turn their life around
  • £100 provides support, training and equipment to help someone find their way back into employment

Keep safe during the Crisis 50/50 challenge

We know that everyone has different abilities, so you can take part however you like – even on a space hopper - just make sure that it is safe!

  • Wear appropriate shoes or kit for your challenge, including hi-vis clothing or accessories for any activities taking place at night
  • Always take routes that are well-lit and known to you and let a friend or family member know when and where you are going
  • Warm up properly before your activity and don’t push yourself TOO hard! If you feel unwell or injure yourself, please seek medical advice before continuing your activity.
  • Children should be supervised by an adult.

Track your progress

Track your miles with a fitness app

Linking your fundraising page to a fitness app is a great way to update everyone with your efforts. Plus it’s proven that fundraisers who use this feature raise on average nearly double the amount of those that don’t!

Your activities will come up automatically on your activity feed once connected to your chosen app. To see how many miles you’ve covered so far, click the ‘Click here to see total miles’ button. This will be on the right hand side on Desktop and at the bottom of your page if on mobile.

You can find out more about how to log your miles with Map My Fitness, Fitbit and Strava.

If you’d prefer not to use a fitness app you can still easily keep track of your miles through your fundraising page by manually updating it using the simple steps below. That way your friends and family will still be able to see how you’re progressing:

  1. Go to your fundraising page – this was automatically set-up for you when you signed-up to The Crisis 50/50 Challenge.
  2. Log-in to your fundraising page using the email address and password you supplied during sign-up (don’t worry if you’ve forgotten either of these, there’s the option to re-set).
  3. Just below the ‘Post an update’ box, you’ll see ‘Fitness’ with a runner. Click on this and it will open up a box
  4. Edit the number of miles, your duration, and the time of day you completed your miles by clicking on the links.
  5. Click ‘post’ and then refresh your page – it should now appear in your feed.

Donate

Our goal is to end homelessness. This won’t be easy but with your support we know that together, we can do it. Thank you.

Support one of our challengers by searching their name below and donating directly to their online fundraising page.

Find a friend

Donate to Crisis

If you want to make a general donation to Crisis, you can do so here:www.crisis.org.uk/donate

Please note that general donations will not go towards an individual’s fundraising page, so if you have already signed up or would like to support a friend, please use the search option above.


Other ways to raise £50

If you don’t want to do 50 miles but still want to get involved and fundraise for Crisis in our 50th anniversary year, explore more ideas to make a difference.

Fundraise for Crisis