Get involved!

Lots of big events like the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020 have been postponed or cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But the fundraising from those events is desperately needed to help Mencap provide support to the people who rely on us across the UK.

That's where you come in! By taking part in the 2.6 Challenge on Sunday 26 April, you can help us fill the gap left by our usual fundraising events - right from the comfort of your own home!


Join #TeamMencap!

To take part in the 2.6 Challenge, you can do 2.6 or 26 of pretty much anything! You just have to do it (or start doing it) on Sunday 26 April.

Here are some ideas for you: 

  • Run 26 laps of your garden 
  • Do 26 or 260 press ups 
  • Skip for 26 minutes 
  • Hold a plank for 2.6 minutes
  • Do 26 different online workout videos
  • Run 2.6 miles or kilometres (indoors, outdoors or on the spot)
  • Score 26 goals
  • Get your pet to give you 26 high fives

How to get started with your 2.6 Challenge:

Sign up and join the challenge via and create your fundraising page with details of the challenge you will be taking on.  

Make your page as personal as possible with a photo and details about your challenge.

Set a fundraising target - you could aim to raise £26 or £260, every contribution helps!  

Be part of the campaign by sharing pictures of your challenge using the official hashtag #TwoPointSixChallenge and tag #TeamMencap at the same time. 

Once you have done your challenge, why not tag someone to take on their own 2.6 Challenge?


Need some inspiration?

Mencap supporter Charlotte Aspley will be running 2.6 miles on Sunday! She has set up her Virgin Money Giving Page and will be running around her neighbourhood whilst fundraising for Mencap. 

I’m running 2.6 miles for Mencap, as I want to raise money for Mencap so they can make sure people with a learning disability get the best support possible during these tough times.

Whatever challenge you decide to do on Sunday, please follow government guidelines and practice social distancing.