Asthma UK | 2.6 Challenge

  • Asset 1 At home
  • Asset 2 On and from 26th April 2020
  • Asset 6

    No registration fee 

    No set fundraising target 

Asset 5

We are really excited to jump on board The 2.6 Challenge and join this nationwide effort to save UK charities.

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0300 222 5800

Are you a home hero looking for some 2.6 Challenge inspiration?

Check out the video below for a sneaky peak at what our supporters have been up to:

Video: Are you a home hero looking for some 2.6 Challenge inspiration?

Check out the video below for a sneaky peak at what our supporters have been up to:

What is the 2.6 challenge?

Asthma UK, like so many charities, has been hugely impacted by the cancellation of thousands of fundraising events due to COVID-19 and we would love to have your help.

In response to the current crisis that charities are facing, 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 our fundraising and save the UK’s charities. The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26 April 2020 – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon and the challenge will last for a week.

Whether you're running a superhero dash round your garden for 2.6 miles, walking around the balcony for 2.6 miles, doing 26 press ups with the dog on your back, reciting 26 lines of a poem or staying silent for 26 minutes, we would love your help! 

How do I get involved?

No need to be a marathon runner to take part – this is a challenge for all ages and abilities. Just get thinking of an activity based around the numbers 26 or 2.6 and complete it on or from Sunday April 26. 

What are the rules? And what if I am in self-isolation?

Don’t worry if you’re not able to get out your house or flat right now. We’re not looking for superheroes - we’re looking for Home Heroes.

There are no rules (apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time). Whatever you can do, you can be part of it – the main thing is getting active, having fun and donating whatever you can to help support Asthma UK. 

Please send us your photos!

Help us to inspire the rest of our supporters by sharing pictures or videos of your challenge on social media using the official hashtag #TwoPointSixChallenge and #AsthmaUK.