The NMU 2.6 Challenge for Mind

The cancellation and postponement of hundreds of events including runs, walks, and cycle rides has impacted charities across the country, including our partner Mind, who have been left struggling to maintain their usual income through fundraising events.

About the event

The 2.6 Challenge is a nation-wide virtual event launching this Sunday, 26 April 2020. This should have been the date of the London Marathon, but like many other fundraising events it has been postponed to later in the year . In response, charities are encouraging people to take part in The 2.6 Challenge on that date instead!

Mind need you to get involved now more than ever, so join Team NMU today and get active, have fun, and pledge to fundraise whatever you can. Help to inspire the nation by sharing pictures or videos of your challenge on social media using the official hashtag #TwoPointSixChallenge and #NMUminds to be part of the campaign.

As we start to feel the impact of coronavirus on our mental health, it’s more important than ever that we take steps to look after ourselves and our wellbeing. Keeping active is a big part of this for so many people. So, whether you’re walking 26 laps of your balcony, walking or running 2.6 miles, or doing 26 minutes of gardening, we need your help. Join Team NMU for Mind and find new ways to stay active.

How to get involved

There’s no need to be a marathon runner to take part, this is a challenge for all ages and abilities. We’re not looking for superheroes, we’re looking for Home Heroes.

All you need to do is dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 that suits your skills and complete it on or from Sunday 26 April.

There are no rules, apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time. The main thing is to get active, have fun and help support UK’s charities.

Browse ideas and celebrity videos to find inspiration for your charity challenge here. Share your challenge with us on Instagram.

Raise awareness and join The 2.6 Challenge

Help to inspire the nation by sharing pictures or videos of your challenge on social media using the official hashtag #TwoPointSixChallenge and #NMUminds to be part of the campaign.

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