What is The 2.6 Challenge?
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic impact on UK charities, including the Bonce Cancer Research Trust. In a bid to support charities, the organisers of the London Marathon, along with their partners, have launched The 2.6 Challenge to raise millions of pounds to save the UK's charities.
The Bone Cancer Research Trust alone is facing a loss of over £687,000 this year, so by getting involved in the 2.6 Challenge, you could help raise vital funds so we can continue saving lives. We have never needed your support more than right now, so please join #TeamBones and the rest of the nation and take on the #TwoPointSixChallenge.
How do I get involved?
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.
- Decide on your challenge
- Set up your fundraising page
- Spread the word and collect donations
It's that simple!
Setting up your fundraising page
You can use JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving to collect donations, simply click your preferred fundraising platform below and follow the instructions to get set up.
Every penny you raise through your chosen platform will come direct to the Bone Cancer Research Trust, enabling our life-saving work to continue.
2.6 Challenge ideas
Your challenge could be as simple as pledging to run or ride 2.6 miles as your daily exercise, holding the plank for 2.6 minutes, to gardening for 26 minutes. If you are talking part as a family check our Virgin Money Givings super handy activity pack which is busting with ideas or take a look at some of our suggestions here. Feel free to use one of our suggestions or make up your own. We can't wait to hear what weird and wonderful challenges you set yourselves.
Social media images & videos
We have social media cover photos, videos and images for you to share to let everyone know you are part of The 2.6 Challenge. Simply click the links below, save and upload to social media.