The 2.6 Challenge

We’d normally be getting ready to cheer on our London Marathon runners right about now. But the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic means that so many events – raising such important funds – can’t go ahead this year.

But by taking on the 2.6 Challenge, you can still make a difference for blind and partially sighted people in your community.

Whether you’re running around the balcony for 2.6 miles, doing 26 press ups with the dog on your back or bench pressing 26 kilos with your grandchildren, we need your help to save the UK’s charities.

The Vision Foundation needs your support now more than ever. It’s never been more important to come together and show how much we care about blind and partially sighted people.

How do I get involved?

No need to be a marathon runner to take part – this is a challenge for all ages and abilities. Just get thinking of an activity based around the numbers 26 or 2.6 and complete it on or from Sunday April 26.

Button reads 'Register your challenge here'

Button reads 'Take on the #26DipsChallenge

Help us to inspire the nation by sharing pictures or videos of your challenge on social media, tagging the Vision Foundation on Instagram or Twitter at @Vision_Fdn, and using the official hashtag #TwoPointSixChallenge to be part of the campaign

Don’t worry if you’re not able to get out your house or flat for now. We’re not looking for superheroes – we’re looking for Home Heroes.

For more information, contact Jess at or by telephone on 020 7620 4994

Social distancing

Please follow the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time of social distancing. Whatever you can do, you can be part of the 2.6 Challenge – the main thing is getting active, having fun and donating whatever you can to help save the UK’s charities.