You might not be running 26 miles at the London Marathon on April 26, but can you plank for 2.6 minutes? Can you hold an online quiz for 26 of your friends? Can you hop 26 laps of your garden?

What is the 2.6 challenge?

Due to restrictions put in place to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic thousands of fundraising events have been cancelled. Charities across the country are facing a loss of billions of pounds in fundraising income. In response, the organisations behind the UK's largest mass participation events have created the 2.6 challenge to raise vital funds and help save UK charities.

We have never needed your support more

Our teams are at the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic; working longer shifts, putting others first and providing the specialist care they are renowned for. They need our support more than ever. We can provide additional resources to help them deliver this specialist care, but we need your help, so we're asking our amazing supporters - are you ready to step up to the 2.6 challenge?

How to take part

On April 26, join thousands of people up and down the country taking on the 2.6 challenge. The challenge is open to all ages and abilities, the only limit is your imagination (and social distancing of course) Here's how to get involved:

  • Dream up a challenge around the number 26 or 2.6 take a look at the 2.6 Challenge Website for inspiration
  • Donate £26, whatever you can afford or set up a fundraising page
  • Ask your friends and family to sponsor you and challenge them to do a 2.6 challenge of their own
  • Complete your challenge
  • Join our online community of home heroes by sharing photographs or videos of your challenge using the hashtags #PurpleHeartArmy and #TwoPointSixChallenge. Remember to tag us! @RBHCharity

Register Today!