Together we can do great things’’ Mother Teresa

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of millions 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 ChildAid via

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!

Example activities (all must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing)

Run or walk 2.6 miles (or km) – or for 26 minutes

Exercise at home for 26 minutes (or 2.6 minutes)

Do 26 press ups

Walk up and down the stairs 26 times

Do some gardening for 26 minutes

Or anything else you can think of!

Please plan your activity, make sure it is safe, at or near your home and that it adheres to Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing during the lockdown. Please do not try anything too strenuous and always make sure you are well hydrated before exercising. 

To Fundraise, donate or take a challenge please visit twopointsixchallenge .

Once you’re ready, remember to help to inspire the nation by sharing photos or videos of your challenge, tag your friends on social media and challenge them to join in too, making sure you use the official hashtag #TwoPointSixChallenge .

Right now, be sure to promote your fundraising page via your emails, WhatsApp and social media posts.

For more ideas and information, please visit or check the family activitypack.

Thank you for your support.