The world’s biggest one-day fundraising event, the Virgin Money London Marathon, was due to take place on Sunday 26 April.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the cancellation of events across the world and with it, the loss of income from many fundraising events. The 2.6 Challenge has been created to help save the UK’s charities.
Many charities have had to reduce or stop services at a time when vulnerable members of society need them most. Some charities may not survive the next few months – so please get involved and help support our local charities!
You simply need to choose a physical activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and complete it on Sunday 26 April, the day the 40th London Marathon would have taken place.
It could be something as simple as pledging to walk, run or cycle 2.6 miles as part of your two-hours daily exercise, doing 26 star jumps or press-ups, or taking part in an online exercise class for 26 minutes.
Anyone can take part, whatever your age or ability.
It’s time to get creative! Your activity can be anything you like, based around the numbers 2.6 or 26. If you’re stuck for ideas, take a look below:
Once you’ve decided upon your challenge, you can choose to help by donating to a local charity. Our suggested chosen charities are listed below:
Members of the Jersey Sport team will be taking part in the 2.6 Challenge on Sunday 26 April.
Our team have made pledges to complete the following challenges:
Catriona: 26.2 mile cycle route
Dan: 2.6 mile run
Elliot: 2.6 mile run
Emma: 26 minutes of boogie boarding
James: 26 related circuits
Jo: 2.6 mile walk
Laura: 2.6 mile run
Lorraine: indoor circuit with 26 reps of various exercises
Martine: 26-minute sea swim
Nigel: 26 press ups, 26 sit ups, 2.6-minute plank
We’d love as many local sports people to take part as possible – so please share your photos or videos of your 2.6 challenge on social media using the official hashtag #TwoPointSixChallenge along with #JerseySport to be part of the campaign and help inspire others.