Will you step up to the challenge?

We’re getting involved in the UK’s 2.6 Challenge and hope you’ll join us and have some fun!  It should have been the London Marathon this weekend and in honour of the 26-mile route, a new challenge has been set.

Don’t worry if you’re not able to get out of your house at the moment, we’re not looking for superheroes, we’re looking for Hospice at Home West Cumbria Heroes!

Pushchair SupporterYou don’t need to be a marathon runner to take part, as this is a challenge for all ages and abilities:





Step 1

Think of an activity based around the numbers 26 or 2.6 and complete it either on Sunday 26th April or any time throughout May.

Superhero Children Supporter

Step 2

Encourage your friends and family to sponsor you by creating a fundraising page, or donate directly to us.  To set up your own Just Giving page, click here for instructions

Step 3

Share your challenge on social media and nominate friends and family to do the same.  Easy!

Running woman supporter

Step 4

Let us know what you’ve done – we really want to hear your stories!


There is no end to what you could do to as part of the challenge and the 2.6 Challenge website has lots of ideas to inspire you.  It could be 2.6 mile running or walking, 26 star jumps, 26 miles on a bike or learn to juggle for 2.6 seconds!


  • To donate through the website click here
  • Text to donate by texting ‘HOSPICEWC’ plus the amount you want to donate to 70085 (e.g. HOSPICEWC20 to donate £20)

Take a look at the FACTSHEET

Further information on the UK’s 2.6 challenge can be found here.

Social Distancing

Please follow the guidelines from the Government in practicing in social distancing on how to exercise safely during this time. Whatever you can do, you can be part of it – the main thing is getting active, having fun and donating whatever you can to your local charity, Hospice at Home West Cumbria.