The 2.6 Challenge: Challenge yourself

We’re part of The 2.6 Challenge and would love for you to join our team to raise money for Mencap Liverpool & Sefton!

In a bid to Save the UK’s charities, the nation is invited to join in on some online fun with the 2.6 challenge, organised by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).

From Sunday 26th April you can help support Mencap Liverpool & Sefton by creating and challenging yourself to complete an activity based around the number 2.6 or 26.

Representative of the 26 miles our lovely marathon runners would have completed on Sunday!

This challenge could be anything you can think of, for example…

  • 2.6km / 26 mile run

  • 26 minute live lounge/gig

  • 26 kick-ups

  • 26 star jumps

  • 26 pancake flips

  • 26 minute disco with your friends

  • Bake 26 cupcakes

There are so many ways to be creative with this challenge and the aim is to raise or donate £26.00 to your chosen charity!


It’s then up to you to get practising and complete your 2.6 challenge. Don’t be shy, post it online and tag us @MencapLiverpool and use the #twopointsixchallenge hashtag we would love to see you complete your challenge!


The aim is to complete a 2.6 challenge and donate or fundraise £26.00 + to a charity of your choice.

Fundraise with us

How do I pay in?

You can donate or fundraise for us via JustGiving. Once you’ve set up a fundraising page, don’t forget to share it on social media with the hashtag #TwoPointSixChallenge

Support us on Virgin Money Giving


On completion of your 2.6 challenge and your £26.00 + donation or fundraise, help us spread the word! Nominate your friends and family to complete a 2.6 challenge for our cause!


Sunday 29th April will mark the start of this campaign and we invite YOU to join us (in fancy dress of course), to celebrate the training efforts our Marathon team Megan Thomas (Mencap Member), Brain Stewart (Mencap Member) and Sarah Jones (CEO).

With our team, at 11am on Sunday 29th April we are climbing 26 flights of stairs on Zoom to raise some money and complete our Virtual 3 Peaks Fundraising Challenge! #twopointsixchallenge

Please contact us for further details at

Challenge yourself to a 2.6 Challenge, help support our cause x

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