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The 2.6 Challenge


The coronavirus crisis has had a devastating effect on charities. In response, event organisers 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.

You can take part in an activity of your choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to support Become via twopointsixchallenge.co.uk.

People of all ages are taking on The 2.6 Challenge with a host of activities – from walking 2.6 miles, juggling for 2.6 minutes, to holding online workouts with 26 friends. The ideas are endless! Lots of people are taking part from Sunday 26 April but you can do your activity whenever you like.

5 steps to a successful 2.6 challenge

Let your imagination run riot! If you are looking for inspiration, there are lots of ideas here.

Remember to follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.


Head to www.twopointsixchallenge.co.uk to set up an  online fundraising page or donate £26 (or whatever you can afford). 

When you set up your fundraising page you'll get a unique link to share with friends and loved ones so you can keep track of how much you've raised.

Remember to take a photo or video of your challenge, if you can. And most importantly, have loads of fun! 

Share a photo, video or update of your challenge on social media with TwoPointSixChallenge and remember to tag Become if you can!