Get active, improve your wellbeing and raise funds for Eikon.
The Covid-19 crisis has meant a huge drop in voluntary income for Eikon much of which was expected to be raised through mass participation challenge events. We are hopeful that these events can take place at a later date, however we still need to maintain our services for vulnerable young people who need us now more than ever.
We are so grateful to all those who are combining forces to raise urgent funds for charities and we are thrilled that a collaboration of mass participation sports events across the country have come together to create an exciting new campaign – The 2.6 Challenge!
Run, ride, cycle, hop, lift, step…
The 2.6 Challenge launched on Sunday 26 April – the date the London Marathon would have taken place.
Take part in a challenge, ANY challenge, based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to support Eikon via JustGiving.
The 2.6 Challenge is open to anyone of any age and is a simple and fun way for everyone to do their bit whilst also keeping active at home and improving their wellbeing and mental health.
There are just three simple steps to take:
Don’t forget to share a photo or video of your challenge on social media using the hashtag #TwoPointSixChallenge and tag Eikon too (@eikoncharity on Facebook and Twitter OR @theeikoncharity on Instagram).
Your challenge could be something as simple as pledging to run 2.6 miles as your daily exercise to doing 26 minutes of yoga, or juggling for 26 minutes (or 2.6 minutes) non-stop. See below for more ideas! And don’t worry if you’re not able to get out of your house or flat for now – you can do your 2.6 challenge anywhere inside too! There are no rules, apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time. Whatever you can do, you can be a part of it. Above all, get active, have fun and pledge whatever you can to help raise funds for Eikon.
For more information and ideas visit the 2.6 Challenge Website or follow the hashtag on social media #TwoPointSixChallenge
Looking for 2.6 Challenge ideas? The options are endless:
- Run or cycle 2.6miles
- Do a 2.6 minute plank
- Shoot 26 basketball goals or football goals in a row
- Do 26 Keepie Uppies with a bat and ball
- Run 26 laps of your garden
- Climb up and down the stairs 26 times
- Do 26 sit ups or press ups every day for 26 days
- Run 2.6 10km runs (two 10km runs and one 6km run)
- Do 26 skips with a skipping rope without stopping
- Jump on your trampoline for 26 minutes non stop
- Lift 26kilos 26 times
- Star jump for 2.6 minutes