The 2.6 Challenge

From April 26th, Pseudomyxoma Survivor is joining the rest of the country in the 2.6 Challenge to help save the UK’s charities.

Whether you’re walking around your garden for 2.6 miles, hopping on your balcony for 2.6 minutes or doing 26 planks with your cat on your back, we would love your help.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on Pseudomyxoma Survivor and so many other charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of donations. 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 launched on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event.

How do I get involved?

Th 2.6 challenge for all ages and abilities. All you need to do is think of an activity that is based around the numbers 26 or 2.6 that suits your skills and complete from Sunday 26 April. This 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 maybe just 2.6 minutes!) non-stop. Check out the ‘how to get involved’ page at twopointsixchallenge.co.uk for more ideas and inspiration.

And don’t worry if you’re not able to get out your home 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 – the main thing is to get active, have fun and pledge whatever you can to help support Pseudomyxoma Survivor.

To join in 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 JustGiving to donate £26 – or whatever you can afford ­– to Pseudomyxoma Survivor 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 and #TeamPMPS
  6. You can also download and print a race bib to wear for your event!

For further information on The 2.6 Challenge, including a list of partners and supporters, and for even more ideas about what your activity could be, visit twopointsixchallenge.co.uk.

We hope you’ll join the nation in The 2.6 Challenge to support Pseudomyxoma Survivor and help to save the UK’s charities.

 

Events

Keep up to date with our Calendar of Events, including all fundraising and awareness days. Please email us if you are organising or know of any events which would be of interest to the pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) community and would like them listed here.  Do you have a great idea for an event? Contact us.

In aid of Pseudomyxoma Survivor Events

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Established in 2003, Edinburgh Marathon Festival is Scotland's largest mass participation running event, with over 35,000 runners and 100,000 spectators enjoying 11 different race distances over two days. From the 5k, held in the stunning Holyrood Park, to the one of the UK's fastest marathons, there's something for everyone.

Now in its 18th year, this year's festival is scheduled to take place on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September. This ever-growing festival of running is now a major event in the Scottish sporting calendar. Starting in Edinburgh, the course heads out through East Lothian offering stunning views and an unforgettable running experience.

Charity places are now closed for all of the events during the festival. If you have a place and would like to fundraise for Pseudomyxoma Survivor, please email [email protected].

Scottish Half Marathon & 10K

Where: East Lothian's Golf Coast
When: September 22nd

The Scottish Half Marathon + 10K is the ultimate running experience combining fast, flat routes with stunning views of East Lothian's Golf Coast - come and be a part of it!

The route is flat and fast - if you want to set a personal best for a half marathon, then this is the event for you. Starting just outside Edinburgh, you run along the magnificent East Lothian Golf Coast before finishing in the final furlong at Musselburgh Racecourse, Scotland’s oldest racecourse. The Scottish 10K is Scotland's newest 10K and a fantastic opportunity to grab that elusive PB!

More details on our Scottish Half page.

Supernova Run

Where: Bournemouth, London, Kelpies & Bournemouth
When: October 5th, October 18th, October 8th, 9th and 10th

Go on an enchanting journey of light and sound at a Supernova Run 5K!

Not only are these events fantastic 5k timed runs held in beautiful, iconic venues but they also give family and friends the chance to spend an evening together doing something a little different but a lot of fun! 

More details on our Supernova Run page.

It is with great sadness that we confirm that the 2020 edition of the LLHM will not take place.

LLHM 2020

Where: London
When: March 29th 2020

The London Landmarks Half Marathon (LLHM) is the chance to run through Westminster and the City on closed roads, with the route passing London’s most spectacular sites. The whole course immerses participants in London’s quirky and hidden history.

Nothing will motivate you more than fundraising for a cause you really care about, so what are you waiting for? Find out how you can join our team on our LLHM page.

The Big Fun Run season for 2020 has been postponed. It is currently anticipated that the next Big Fun Run will be 2021.

Big Fun Run 2020

Get involved in your local Big Fun Run 5k!

Big Fun Run is a series of 5k untimed runs staged within scenic settings throughout the UK from July to October. All you need to do is find the one closest to you!

The Big Fun Run series is strictly for FUN where it’s all about relaxed exercise. No times, no pressure, no sweat - just some easy moves and lots of laughs.

More details on our Big Fun Run page.

The Dog Jog season for 2020 has been postponed. It is anticipated that the next Dog Jog will be 2021.

Dog Jog 2020

Where: Various locations
When: Throughout the summer

Come and have a bark in the park with your four-legged friend!

Dog Jog is a series of 5k untimed jogs staged within scenic settings throughout the UK from July to October 2020 - all you need to do is find the one closest to you!

Nothing will motivate you more than fundraising for a cause you really care about, so what are you waiting for?

Find out how you can join our team on our Dog Jog page.

Come and be a part of it! ALL dogs are welcome.

Can you help us by cheering at charity events?

Support is needed along the routes for sporting events to cheer on our participants and shout words of encouragement.