Take on the 2.6 challenge and support Big Issue vendors

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in fundraising income. In response, the organisers of the biggest mass-participation 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 launched on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event, however you can take on your own 2.6 challenge on any date or duration that suits you.

People of all ages are taking on The 2.6 Challenge with a host of activities – from walking, running or cycling 2.6 miles, juggling for 2.6 minutes, to holding online workouts with 26 friends. The ideas and options are endless! We’re asking you to take part in an activity of your choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to support The Big Issue Foundation here.

Please note that you must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.

There are just five simple steps to take:

  1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge
  2. Head to the 2.6 challenge website and either fundraise or donate to The Big Issue Foundation
  3. Ask all your friends and 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 challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge and tag @TBIF

For more information please contact the Events team on events@bigissue.com or 02075 263456

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