Do you want to make a difference?

Do you want to do something positive to help society in these difficult days?

Do you want to have fun?

Please join The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April. Created to help save the UK’s charities, were asking you to take on your own challenge – 2.6 miles. 2.6 km. 26 press ups. 26 times up and down the stairs. 26 pancake flips. Anything with a 2 and a 6.


The cancellation of thousands of fundraising events has left a huge hole in charity income contributing to a massive £4 billion shortfall for the crucial work they do for so many people. Many charities are now facing closure.

We want to help. At Running High, we have teamed up with other UK event organisers to create The 2.6 Challenge, beginning on Sunday 26 April – 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 in 2019.

From Sunday 26 April, we’re asking you to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to your chosen charity to help Save the UK’s Charities. Anything you like (as long as it follows the government’s advice on exercise and social distancing).

All you need to do is...

1 – Dream up your 2.6 challenge – if you need help, there are lots of ideas here.

2 – Head to twopointsixchallenge.co.uk to donate £26 – or whatever you can afford – to your chosen charity or to set up a fundraising page.

3 – Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you and challenge them to do their own 2.6 challenge.

4 – Complete your challenge.

5 – Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge.

Check out who's getting involved and what they are doing

Loads of famous faces have agreed to take part, including; Ellie Goulding, Johanna Konta, Levison Wood, Dina Asher Smith, Davina McCall, Heather Watson, the Made in Chelsea Cast, Ross Kemp, Seb Coe, Piers Morgan and Bear Grylls. They will all be doing their feats to help causes close to their hearts. Check out what Andrew Strauss, Jonny Wilkinson, Stephen Fry and Kevin Pietersen have already done!

9 Year old Melissa will be sitting in a bathtub of cornflakes and milk for 2.6 hours for Lindsey Lodge Hospice.

Kelly Jade from bridal boutique, The Wedding Club, will be attempting an Instagram live catwalk show where she’ll attempt to wear 26 outfits in 26mins for refugee charity Chose Love.

Please get involved. Get your friends and family active and get fundraising and/or donating.

Find out more and sign up

Thank you for helping to Save the UK’s Charities.