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What will your 2.6 Challenge be? Help save UK charities... including the Fragile X Society!

Updated: Apr 22, 2020

We’re inviting you, your family and friends to take part in The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April to help to save the UK’s charities- including The Fragile X Society!

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 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 The Fragile X Society via 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 here

  2. Head to to donate £26 – or whatever you can afford ­– to The Fragile X Society or 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

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 hope you’ll join the nation in The 2.6 Challenge to support The Fragile X Society and help to save the UK’s charities.


Rosie Martin
Apr 27, 2020

My niece and I completed our challeng yesterday - walking round the village green 26 times - 10 miles in all and took us 4 hours! Very many thanks to all those who contributed to my fundraising page below - Rosie


Rosie Martin
Apr 22, 2020

Rosie's 2.6 challenge! I'm planning to walk 26 times around the (large) village green where I"m staying in Hilton, near Cambridge. One round takes about 8.5 minutes, so hoping to do the 26 in just over 2 hours, wearing my FragileX Tshirt! my fundraising page is : .

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