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The 2.6 Challenge

Join us for The 2.6 Challenge and help us raise much needed funds to keep our services running.

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What is it?

The 2.6 Challenge is a national challenge organised by London Marathon Events, The Great Run Company, Human Race and parkrun. It launches on 26 April, the original date of the 40th London Marathon.

Supporters can sign up anytime after that date and start a challenge based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to help to save the UK’s charities.

See our: 20 Unique 2.6 Challenge Ideas

This is a challenge for all ages and abilities. Just get thinking of an activity based around the numbers 26 or 2.6.

It could be something as simple as running 2.6 miles, 26 minutes of yoga, or juggling for 26 minutes – or on second thoughts, maybe just 2.6 minutes! 


With so many fundraising events being cancelled or postponed, the national challenge aims to help charities raise vital funds during this really difficult time.

At Julian House, we’ve had to cancel or postpone all of our pre-existing fundraising events. All of our charity shops and bike workshops have closed, and we’re expecting a loss of £200,000 in income because of the virus. This has a massive effect on how and if we can keep our life saving services running.

Help us keep them open. Take part in the challenge, choose us as your charity, raise funds and feel good knowing you’re helping us support the vulnerable men, women and children experiencing homelessness and escaping domestic abuse during the Coronavirus crisis.

Sign up

It’s free to sign up and support us. Sign up here

Create your Just Giving page, select Julian House as your charity, plan your challenge and start promoting it amongst friends, family and colleagues.

Track and share on Strava

Join our Strava Club to track and share your challenge with us and fellow supporters.

School’s Activity Calendar

Download our 26 day Challenge Calendar here.

Are you a business?

Download this marketing toolkit to help you promote your challenge.

Need extra help or ideas?

Email Jess on or call on 07939055432


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