The 2.6 Challenge

The Covid-19 pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on UK charities leading to an estimated loss of £4 billion for the sector. Charities depend on income from fundraising events and thousands have been cancelled or postponed including Cerebral Palsy Sport events.

For many charities like ours, 26th April 2020 would have been one of the biggest fundraising day of the year thanks to the London Marathon, the world’s biggest one day fundraising event which raised £66.4 million for charities in 2019.

In response, the UK’s mass participation sports event industry has come together to create The 2.6 Challenge, a nationwide fundraising campaign to Save the UK’s Charities.

We are inviting the public to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate for Cerebral Palsy Sport. It would be wonderful to have your support.

The campaign, The 2.6 Challenge, will launch on Sunday 26 April 2020 – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one day annual fundraising event, which raised £66.4 million for charities in 2019.  The challenge will last for a week.The 2.6 Challenge is open to anyone of any age – the only requirement is that the activity must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing and remember to stay local.

Anyone can take on a challenge

All you need to do is dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 that suits your skills and complete it on Sunday April 26 – when the 40th London Marathon would have taken place.


  • RaceRun or ride 2.6 miles as your daily exercise
  • Holding the plank for 2.6 minutes, to gardening for 26 minutes.
  • 26 press-ups with the dog on your back
  • 26 tick toks in 26 minutes
  • Baking 26 cakes


Come up with your own personal challenge.


Set up a fundraising page – ask your family and friends to sponsor you and challenge them or donate £26.2 now. Click here to set up your fundraising page or donate £26.2.


Help to inspire the nation by sharing pictures or videos of your the challenge you are planning on social media using the official hashtag #TwoPointSixChallenge to be part of the campaign. Challenge your friends and family to take part!


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