The 2.6 Challenge

Whether you’re a family getting creative with a stop motion picture movie, a sports fan taking on the 26 second Lycra challenge, or fancy a ‘who’s who?’ baby pictures game, take on the 2.6 challenge for The Children’s Trust.

Be a Home Hero and raise funds from your very own living room, bedroom, balcony or garden!

Challenges Community Events Fundraising campaigns Sporting Events

Attend the event

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on fundraising events, many of which have had to be cancelled or postponed. This includes The Virgin Money London Marathon, which helps The Children's Trust raise hundreds of thousands of pounds a year for children with brain injury and neurodisability. 

The 2.6 Challenge will be taking place from April 26, on what would have been the 40th Virgin Money London Marathon. And we want you to be part of it. All you need to do is dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 that suits your skills and donate or raise £26 (or more, of course!).

There are no rules – apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time and anyone can take on the challenge.

Get active, creative and have fun!

All money raised will go towards our urgent appeal. Kind supporters like you can help see us through this emergency.

Get social and challenge your friends and family! Don't forget to share your photos with us on social media!

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Find out more about the #TwoPointSixChallenge

There are no rules on how to take part – apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time - and anyone can take on the challenge. 

Check out these fun ideas on how to take part - there's something here for everyone!

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Fun ideas for how you can take part

There are endless ways for you to get involved in The 2.6 Challenge see below for our personal favourites!

Great British Bake-off

This competition is all about the looks. Find 26 wannabe bakers to enter a virtual Great British Bake-off, which will be judged completely on presentation rather than taste. Charge per entry, pick a theme and then judge photographs of the entries.

The putting-away relay

Put a basket of clean, dry, laundry in the front room. Contestants take an item of clothing, fold it, run to place it outside the room of whomever it belongs to and race back to the front room. Whoever delivers the most items wins.

Are you craving a coffee?

Working from home has its pros but are you missing your frothy coffee from the shop by your office? Challenge your colleagues to re-create a fancy coffee in their own home and donate the cost (around £2.60 usually) of the coffee to your donation page. Share pictures, crown a coffee connoisseur!

Climb a mountain

An Teallach in Scotland is the 26th tallest mountain in the British Isles, with its peak standing at 1,062 metres. Your challenge is to climb it. From home. With the average domestic staircase taking you up just over 3.5 metres, you’ll need to ascend 300 of them to equal the towering elevation of this majestic peak – maybe split the distance with your household and get sponsored to complete it? Do make sure you’re up to the task first, though, and take it at a steady pace – apparently mountain rescue teams object to being called out to people’s staircases during a lockdown.