The 2.6 Challenge
With hundreds of fundraising events cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic, leaders from mass participation organisations including the London Marathon, Run 4 Wales, Parkrun and Great Run Company as well as the Institute of Fundraising and the Charities Aid Foundation, have come together to launch a huge fundraising campaign to save the UKs charities and we would love for you to get involved.
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 Endometriosis 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!
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:
- Dream up your 2.6 challenge – if you need help there are lots of ideas here
- Set up a fundraising page on either Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving
- Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you and challenge them to do their own 2.6 Challenge
- Complete your challenge
- Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge #GoTeamEndo
We hope you’ll join the nation in The 2.6 Challenge to support Endometriosis UK and help to save the UK’s charities. We are extremely grateful for your continued support and are looking forward to seeing all your creative fundraising ideas.