We’re inviting our supporters to take part in The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April to help to save the UK’s charities.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in fundraising income.

In response, the organisers of the biggest mass-participation sports events across the country have come together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds to help to save the UK’s charities.

The 2.6 Challenge will launch 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 take part in an activity of your choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to support Leukaemia UK via twopointsixchallenge.co.uk 

People of all ages are taking on The 2.6 Challenge with a host of activities – from walking, running or cycling 2.6 miles, juggling for 2.6 minutes, to holding online workouts with 26 friends. The ideas and options are endless!

And here’s a few other ideas to inspire you:

  • Draw 26 rainbows
  • Do 26 football keepie-uppies in a row
  • Run 26 laps of your garden dressed in fancy dress
  • Build the biggest lego tower in 2.6 minutes
  • Who can put on 26 items of clothing the fastest?
  • Run, walk or cycle for 26 minutes and track it on Strava

The only requirement is that you must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing. Most people are taking part from Sunday 26 April but you can do your activity whenever is most convenient for you.

There are just five simple steps to take:

1.      Dream up your 2.6 challenge – if you need help there are lots of ideas here

2.      Head to twopointsixchallenge.co.uk to donate £26 – or whatever you can afford – to Leukaemia UK or to set up a fundraising page

3.      Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you and challenge 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


For further information on The 2.6 Challenge and for more ideas about what your activity could be, visit twopointsixchallenge.co.uk

We hope you will join the nation in The 2.6 Challenge to support Leukaemia UK and help to save the UK’s charities. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us on [email protected] if you have any questions or wish to discuss any ideas with our team.

Your support will help us fund life-saving leukaemia and other blood cancers research and care.

Looking for other ideas? See our range of fundraising ideas and cballenges to support us from your home.

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