The 2.6 Challenge

Let’s get Involved in the #TwoPointSixChallenge

The UK’s charities need your help

Can you help us? Like the other 170,000 UK charities, we are struggling with our fundraising due to lockdown. But, we have a plan. And you can be part of it. 

There’s no need to be a marathon runner to take part either. The #TwoPointSixChallenge is a challenge for all ages and abilities. 

The challenge idea is based around the number 26 or 2.6 and it starts on the day the London Marathon 40th Anniversary was due to take place: Sunday 26th April. It’s called the 2.6 Challenge.

You could run 2.6 miles, make 26 cupcakes, skip around your garden 26 laps – take the liberty to be creative.

There are no rules – other than keeping within government guidelines on social distancing and exercising safely. Furthermore, the brief is to have fun, to take part, get involved, get active and donate whatever you can to help save UK charities. We would, of course, be very grateful if you choose After Umbrage as your cause.

There are just five simple steps to take:
  1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge
  2. Head to to donate £26 or whatever you can afford. As little as £2.60 each will keep us going. And, make sure you go through the Virgin Money Giving Fundraising Button then to After Umbrage to set up a fundraising page
  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 don’t forget to tag us!

For further information on The 2.6 Challenge, including a list of partners and supporters, and for more ideas about what your activity could be, visit

So that it is easy to get involved, we have a super easy option for you – The After Umbrage Quiz. Gather a team, we’ll send you the questions and answers, enjoy the quiz and make a donation. It’s that simple.

Create a fundraising page using Virgin Money Giving

Follow the link above. You are doing the #twopointsixchallenge from the 26th April 2020 for After Umbrage.
If you get stuck, email


Shoot 26 basketball or netball hoops
Get 26 pals together for an online workout
Bike ride for 2.6 or 26 miles
Run 2.6 miles or for 26 minutes (indoors, outdoors or on the spot)
Challenge yourself to 26 pressups
Do 26 football keepie uppies or headers
Skip for 2.6 minutes without any mistakes
Try out 26 sofa-tricep dips
Jump 26 times on a trampoline
Walk 2.6km around your house in fancy dress – that’s 3,412 steps!
Stretch with 26 minutes of pilates or yoga
Pogo for 2.6 minutes without stopping
Hold the plank for 26 seconds or 2.6 minutes (156 seconds!)
Run up and down your street 26 times
Do 26 star jumps
Hop on each leg 26 times
Throw and catch a ball 26 times
Take your dog for a 26 minute walk
Complete 26 laps of the garden on foot, running, cycling, on your scooter or on roller skates
Put on some music and dance for 26 minutes
Do 26 step-ups
Juggle for 26 minutes or just 2.6 minutes
Complete 26 shoulder shrugs
Do some gardening for 26 minutes
Walk up and down the stairs 26 times


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