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One of the nation’s biggest fundraising events of the year

From Sunday 26th April, join thousands of people across the UK for one of the nation’s biggest fundraising events of the year — The 2.6 Challenge. From walking, running or cycling 2.6 miles, to holding an online workout with 26 friends, take part in an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and help raise money for St Oswald's.

What is The 2.6 Challenge?

The coronavirus pandemic has caused thousands of fundraising events to be cancelled, including the London Marathon which should have been taking place on 26th April. This will have a devastating impact on charities - losing billions across the sector in fundraising income. In response, the organisers of the biggest mass-participation sports events have come together to create The 2.6 Challenge to raise vital funds to help to save the UK’s charities in these difficult times.

Join the 2.6 challenge

How to take part and become a home hero

1. Think of an activity involving the numbers 2.6 or 26. It's totally up to you. Just think of an activity based around the numbers 26 or 2.6. Like a 2.6 mile run in fancy-dress, as many sit-ups as you can in 2.6 minutes or 26 minutes of yoga! Need more inspiration? Get some challenge ideas or download our Getting Started guide


2. Click here to donate £26 - or whatever you can, or set up a fundraising page.

3. Ask friends or family to sponsor you and challenge them to do their own 2.6 challenge!

4. Complete your challenge.

5. Share a photo or video of your activity on social media. Remember to tag @stoswaldshospice on Facebook or @stoswaldsuk on Instagram and Twitter. and us the hashtag #TwoPointSixChallenge.

Join The 2.6 challenge

Getting started with The 2.6 Challenge

Check out our handy guide containing all the info you need to get started!

Download our getting started guide
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