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The 2.6 Challenge

The 2.6 Challenge

Help us be there for older people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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We’re inviting you, your family, friends and colleagues to take part in The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April to help to save the UK’s charities. By choosing Age Scotland you are helping us be there for thousands of older people in Scotland who are feeling lonely and isolated in need of advice and friendship through this COVID-19 pandemic.

The pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in fundraising income.

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 to save the UK’s charities.

The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event.

We’re asking you to take part in an activity of your choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to support Age Scotland via twopointsixchallenge.co.uk

People of all ages are taking on The 2.6 Challenge with a host of activities – 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!

The only requirement is that you must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing. Most people are taking part from Sunday 26 April but you can do your activity whenever is most convenient for you.

There are just five simple steps to take:

  1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge – if you need help there are lots of ideas below.
  2. Head to twopointsixchallenge.co.uk to donate £26 – or whatever you can afford ­– to Age Scotland or to set up a JustGiving 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 tag Age Scotland so we can celebrate too!

We hope you’ll join the nation in The 2.6 Challenge to support Age Scotland and help to save the UK’s charities.

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The 2.6 Challenge ideas

  • 26km around your garden or living room
  • Run up and down your stairs 26 times
  • 26 minutes of star jumps
  • Walk around your house 26 times
  • Walk, run, jog, cycle, crawl, jump, roll 2.6km
  • Do a hand stand for 2.6 minutes.
  • Score 26 goals
  • 26 push ups
  • Putt 26 golf balls
  • Plank for 2.6 minutes
  • Donate £26 or whatever you can afford

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