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Why 2.6?

Sunday 26th April was the scheduled date for the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, the 40th edition of the world’s greatest marathon. With this huge event now postponed and thousands of other fundraising events across the UK cancelled due to Covid-19 there has been a devastating impact on charity income. And as for many this is a crisis time for Brain Tumour Support.

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 save the UK’s charities.

The 2.6 Challenge, will launch on Sunday 26 April and on, or from that date the public is asked to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to their chosen charity.

Be creative!

It is open to anyone of any age – the only requirement is that the activity must of course follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing. This could be something as simple as pledging to run 2.6 miles as your daily exercise to doing 26 minutes of yoga, or juggling for 26 minutes (or maybe just 2.6 minutes) non-stop. If you need inspiration you can find lots of ideas here.

Whatever you can do, you can be a part of it!

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