The 2.6 Challenge - North Yorkshire Sport

Help North Yorkshire Sport support vulnerable people across the County to look after their physical and mental health

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North Yorkshire Sport are inviting you, your family and friends to take part in The 2.6 Challenge that launched on Sunday 26 April to help the UK's charities.

The Covid-19 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 launched 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 North Yorkshire Sport.

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! You could even incorporate your weekly School Games challenge in to this!

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 over on the 2.6 challenge website

2. Donate whatever you can afford ­to North Yorkshire Sport or set up a fundraising page for others to support you in your 2.6 challenge

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 @NorthYorksSport

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

We all know how important it is to stay active at this time. The Chief Medical Adviser Chris Whitty, said at the government's daily briefing on 15th April; 'exercise is one of the best things you can possibly do'.

North Yorkshire Sport help support vulnerable people across the county to look after their physical and mental health. By donating to our charity at this time you can help us continue to carry out this essential work at this key time.

We strongly believe in the power of sport and physical activity to support physical and mental wellbeing of the population, and by supporting our charity you will be enabling us to reach out and support more vulnerable people in North Yorkshire.

How are you going to get involved? Perhaps see below what the North Yorkshire Sport team did as part of their contribution to the 2.6 challenge.