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2.6 Challenge

Date: 26 APRIL 2020 - 26 MAY 2020

Location: Your choice

Registration fee: Free

The 2.6 Challenge

The 2.6 Challenge launched on Sunday 26 April – the original date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event.

We’re challenging you to take part in an activity of your choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to support Lepra. 

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.

There are just five simple steps to take: 

  1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge
  2. Choose to donate £26 (or whatever you can afford) to Lepra or, set up your fundraising page on JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving
  3. Share your page and ask all your friends and family to sponsor you 
  4. The fun bit - complete your challenge!
  5. Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #beatleprosy and #TwoPointSixChallenge and pass on the 2.6 challenge to friends

With your fantastic fundraising, £6 can buy a comfortable, safe pair of shoes to help someone affected by leprosy walk, work and keep their independence, and £26 can pay for a day's training of 2 community champions so they are able detect signs of leprosy and LF. 

We hope you’ll join the nation in The 2.6 Challenge to transform the life of someone affected by leprosy and help to save the UK’s charities.

On behalf of everyone we support, a huge thank you.


Date: 26 APRIL 2020 - 26 MAY 2020

Location: Your choice

Registration fee: Free

Apply for a place

If you have any further questions or would like to apply for a place, please contact Lucy in our events team on 01206 216 700 • events@lepra.org.uk

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