Join The 2.6 Challenge

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This event ended on Sunday 31st of May 2020

Free - sponsorship encouraged




Please note: as you will no doubt be aware COVID-19 is leading to many events being cancelled or postponed. Please check with the organisers of any event listed here to confirm it is going ahead as planned.

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you want to do something positive to help society in these difficult days?

Do you want to have fun?

Please join The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April. It’s been created to help save the UK’s charities. 2.6 miles. 2.6 km. 26 press-ups. 26 times up and down the stairs. 26 pancake flips. Anything with a 2 and a 6.

The cancellation of thousands of fundraising events has left a huge hole in charity income contributing to a massive £4 billion shortfall for the crucial work they do for so many people. Many charities are now facing closure.

We'd really appreciate your help to save them. The Virgin Money London Marathon has teamed up with other UK event organisers to create The 2.6 Challenge, beginning on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event.

We’re asking you to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to your chosen charity to help Save the UK’s Charities. The ideas and options are endless! You can do anything you like as long as it follows the Government’s guidance on exercise and social distancing.

All you need to do:
1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge – if you need help there are lots of ideas on the website
2. Head to to donate £26 – or whatever you can afford – to your chosen charity or to set up a fundraising page
3. Ask all your family and friends to sponsor you and ask them to do their own 2.6 Challenge
4. Complete your challenge
5. Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge
Find out more

You will help save the UK's charities through this difficult time by taking on the #TwoPointSixChallenge

Please get involved, get your family and friends active and get fundraising and/or donating.

Thank you for helping to Save the UK’s Charities.

Best wishes
The 2.6 Challenge Team

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