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

Supernova Run

Where: Kelpies
When: November 13th, 14th and 15th

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.

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.