About the event

We are the national charity for homeless people. We help people directly out of homelessness and campaign for the changes needed to solve it altogether.

Everybody should have a place to call home. You can help end homelessness by taking the challenge.

The Crisis 50/50 challenge raised £50,000 last year with support from around the world from New York to Newcastle Upon Tyne, and this year you can help us to raise £75,000.

Run, walk, swim, cycle, space hop… Sign up solo, challenge friends and family, or create a team.

However you do it, rack up at least 50 miles anytime over 50 days, and raise £100 getting there.

Walk with your friends, stroll on your own, run with your dog, cycle with your children.

Or push yourself and do as many miles as you can.

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

Find out more about Crisis.

Martyn's story

"I’m looking forward to the future. It’s looking good."

After a relationship breakdown led to mental health issues, Martyn eventually lost his job. He was homeless, staying on friends' sofas, in hostels and even sleeping rough.

Then Martyn was introduced to Crisis. He took courses in construction, plastering and tiling. Thanks to Crisis' support, within weeks he found a flat.

"My work and learning coach at Crisis helped with my CV, job applications and interview practice. They were really supportive."

Now, Martyn is settled and has a job working full-time as a workshop technician.

By taking on the Crisis 50/50 challenge you’re helping someone like Martyn leave homelessness behind for good.

If you hit your £100 fundraising target we will offer you a Crisis t-shirt to wear, to help raise awareness of Crisis and ending homelessness.


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

Track your progress with a fitness app

Track your miles with a fitness app

Linking your everydayhero fundraising page to a fitness app is a great way to show how hard you have worked.

It's also proven by everydayhero that people like you who link a fitness app raise on average nearly double the amount of those that don't!

Watch videos on how to log your miles with fitness apps Map My Fitness, Fitbit and Strava.

Once connected to your chosen app your completed miles show up automatically on your activity feed.

Track your progress without a fitness app

If you’d prefer not to use a fitness app you can easily keep track of your miles 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 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. 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.

Find a friend

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

Find a friend

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 or on roads
  • 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.
  • If you’re under 16 and would like to take part in the 5050 Challenge, please ask an adult to contact us at 5050challenge@crisis.org.uk