The 2.6 Challenge

Take on 2.6 Challenge for Cancer Research UK.

Take on The 2.6 Challenge

Choose an activity of your choice from Sunday 26th April and support Cancer Research UK.

Whether you run 2.6 miles or bake 26 cupcakes, you can help fund life-saving cancer research. 

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What is The 2.6 Challenge?

From Sunday 26 April, the day when the Virgin Money London Marathon would have taken place, people across the nation are coming together to raise vital funds for UK charities.

The 2.6 Challenge can be any activity you like based around the numbers 26 or 2.6, from walking 2.6 miles to doing 26 push ups. Whatever your age or ability, you can take part and be an at-home fundraising hero. 

Simply choose your challenge, complete it on or from 26th April and support our life-saving research.

Choose your charity challenge

What you do it up to you! You can choose any activity you like for your 2.6 Challenge. Here's a few ideas to get you started. 

Running challenge - Walk, run or jog 2.6 miles 

Yoga challenge - Strench out and relax by completing 26 minutes of yoga

Dog walk challenge - Take your dog out for a 26 minute walk and get some fresh air 

Fitness challenge - Get moving and feel stronger by compleing 26 push ups, squats or lunges

Virtual quiz - Host a virtual quiz with 26 questions to stay connected with friends and family 

The #TwoPointSixChallenge is your chance to be creative, get moving and have fun from our own home, while supporting vital life-saving cancer research. 

Please follow the latest government guidelines on exercise and social distancing. Most people are taking part from Sunday 26 April but you can do your activity whenever is most convenient for you.

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The difference your money makes

Science illustration


Giving just £2.60 buys a pair of safety goggles to protect our scientists as they work in the lab.

DNA illustration


Raising £26 could pay for a simple blood test that allows researchers to analyse a patient’s DNA.

Petri dish illustration


Fundraising £260 buys 500 petri dishes that scientists use to grow and study cancer cells in.

Choose your 2.6 Challenge. Donate or fundraise. Share on social and tag @cr_uk. Sign up