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Name: The 2.6 Challenge

Location: Anywhere you like!

The 2.6 Challenge

Kirkwood, has been hugely impacted by the cancellation of many fundraising events due to the coronavirus crisis. So when the organisers of the biggest mass participation sports events across the country came together to create a brilliant new campaign to raise vital funds for UK charities, we were delighted to be involved.

The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26 April - on what would have been the date of this year's London Marathon. We want you to get involved and help to raise vital funds for Kirkwood.

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 Kirkwood Hospice via the 2.6 Challenge Just Giving platform

The 2.6 Challenge is open to anyone of any age – the only requirement is that the activity must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.

The 2.6 Challenge is a simple and fun way for everyone to do their bit to help Kirkwood at a time when our sources of funding are under greater pressure than ever. 


This is a challenge for all ages and abilities. All you need to do is think of an activity based around the numbers 26 or 2.6 that suits your skills and complete it on or from Sunday 26 April.

This could be something as simple as pledging to run 2.6 miles as your daily exercise to doing 26 minutes of yoga, or juggling for 26 minutes (or maybe just 2.6 minutes) non-stop. Check out the ‘how to get involved’ page on our website for more ideas and inspiration.

And don’t worry if you’re not able to get out your house or flat for now – you can do your 2.6 challenge anywhere inside too!

There are no rules, apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time. Whatever you can do, you can be a part of it – the main thing is to get active, have fun and pledge whatever you can to help Kirkwood Hospice.

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