In response to the cancellation of thousands of events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisers of the biggest mass-participation sports events across the country have joined forces.

They’ve created a new campaign, the 2.6 Challenge. This will raise vital funds to help to save the UK’s charities at this difficult time.

The 2.6 Challenge is launching Sunday 26 April. This would have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event.

How to get involved

On Sunday 26 April, The Christie charity is asking you to take part in an activity of your choice. It must be based around the number 2.6 or 26, and you just need to fundraise or donate to support our fight against cancer.

There’s a whole host of activities available – 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!

If you need some inspiration for what you can do, take a look at our Ideas Generator. It's packed with fun and interesting ways to fundraise, whether you're on your own or fundraising as a team.

You can also check out these ideas from the 2.6 Challenge website.

Please note: you must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing at all times during the 2.6 Challenge.

Most people are taking part on Sunday 26 April. But if that doesn’t work for you, you can do your activity whenever is best for you.

Support The Christie charity in the 2.6 Challenge by setting up your JustGiving page today!

Want more ideas? Check out what some of our fundraisers are doing for the 2.6 Challenge, including Ailsa McDonagh and Evie and Ellie England.