The 2.6 Challenge

From Sunday 26 April, the day when the Virgin Money London Marathon would have taken place, you’re invited to join the rest of the UK for The 2.6 Challenge #TwoPointSixChallenge

Anyone can take on the challenge

The #TwoPointSixChallenge is your chance to be a Home Hero and raise funds from your very own living room, bedroom, balcony or garden!

There are no rules – apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time. The main thing is to get active, have fun, pledge whatever you can to help or fundraise to save the UK’s charities.

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 26 April – when the 40th London Marathon would have taken place.

This could be something 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 or baking 26 cookies. There is so much you could do, here are some more ideas.

If you would like to fundraise for or donate to Z2K, there are five easy steps to follow:

  1. Dream up your 2.6 Challenge
  2. Choose your charity or community group – Z2K
  3. Find Z2K on Virgin Money Giving by clicking here. (this link is for both donating and fundraising. You can also donate to Z2K by clicking the pink donate button at the top of our website)
  4. Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you
  5. Complete your 2.6 challenge!

By taking on the challenge, you’ll be helping people access vital support to ensure everyone has the income and housing they need when it is needed most. You’ll be helping us to continue #FightingPoverty!

Help to inspire the nation by sharing pictures or videos of your challenge on social media using the hashtag #TwoPointSixChallenge to be part of the campaign. And don’t forget to tag us @Z2K_trust

Find out more about the challenge by visiting