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The 2.6 Challenge

Event details

  • Sunday 26 April 2020
  • Anywhere
  • Accessible

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Save the UK's charities

The coronavirus pandemic has meant the cancellation of thousands of charity fundraising events and the loss of billions in fundraising income. In response, the organisers of the biggest 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 is on Sunday 26 April – when the London Marathon was meant to take place – and aims to raise an incredible £67 million for UK charities.

Be a #HomeHero and take part in The 2.6 Challenge

Join #TeamScope and thousands of people from across the UK for one of the biggest fundraising events of the year.

Inspired by the distance of a marathon, 26.2 miles, you choose your own challenge based on the numbers 2.6 or 26. The options are endless! We’ve picked a few of our favourites to give you some inspiration…

  • Basic run: Run 2.6km
  • Duathlon: Run 2.6km, cycle 2.6km, run 2.6km
  • Bakers delight: Bake 26 identical cupcakes or cookies
  • HIIT challenge: 26 reps of 26 exercises
  • Zen challenge: 26 yoga poses in 26 minutes
  • Juggling: Juggle for 26 minutes, or 2.6 minutes, or 26 seconds
  • Keepy-up challenge: Do 26 keepy-ups, or try and go for 26 minutes
  • Taste test challenge: Challenge yourself to guess 26 different foods while blindfolded

So whether you’re into running, baking or anything in between, choose your challenge and get started today.

The only rule is that you must stay within government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.

How to join in

There are just five simple steps to taking part

  1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge
  2. Make a donation to Scope as you prepare to complete your challenge – or even better, set up a JustGiving page so others can contribute as well.
  3. Spread the word and encourage friends and family to get involved by sponsoring you or by taking on their own challenge.
  4. Complete your challenge.
  5. Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media using #TwoPointSixChallenge, #TeamScope and @Scope so we can see your awesome challenge in action!

Supporting Scope

The pandemic has changed things for us all, with many plans put on hold – including events like the London Marathon, which a number of amazing Scope supporters were preparing to run this weekend.

By taking part and donating or fundraising for Scope, you’re helping us provide vital support to disabled people across the UK at a time when it’s needed more than ever.

The uncertainty we are all feeling is even more heightened for disabled people who are worried about the impact self-isolation will have on their lives – from the shortage of carers due to illness, to the scarcity of essential supplies and supermarket delivery slots.

Every penny you raise is vital in helping us provide essential advice and support to those who need it most.

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