Manchester takes on the 2.6 Challenge!

Across the nation, many people and organisations are taking part in the nationwide 2.6 Challenge which started on Sunday 26 April. An effort aiming to save UK charities at a time when nearly every major fundraising event has been cancelled or postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


In Manchester, We Love MCR Charity & MCRactive have teamed up to take on the challenge!


Together, we’re inviting Mancunians to show off our renowned ingenuity and creativity over the coming weekends by completing their own challenges, raising money and sharing to inspire us all with how Mancunians take on 2.6 challenges at home. We Love MCR Charity will use all the funds raised to support local groups and charities to improve their own communities. Click here to set up your fundraising page:


We’ve suggested 26 different challenges (below) to start you off, a mix of intensities for all, but feel free to create any of your own – be creative with 2.6 / 26 / 260 or 2600 and share with #WeLoveMCR #MCRactive #TwoPointSixChallenge. Let’s see some great examples of Manchester taking up the 2.6 challenge!


The 2.6 challenge provides the perfect opportunity to support physical, mental and emotional well-being. Whatever challenge you take up, follow, connect and share with @MCR_Charity & @MCRactive with a short video, image, creative idea or message. We Love MCR is happy to receive these direct by email to: or through our social channels.


Now more than ever is the time for us to consider our levels of physical activity, whilst recognising and sharing those small moments of happiness in our days. Stay safe, move more and look after yourself and your loved ones.

1: 260/2600 garden trampoline bounces in an hour  

 2: 260 throw ball and catch it between 2 or more of you without dropping it  

 3: 2600 steps up and down stairs (prob about 100 flights up and down)  

 4: 26 football headers  

 5: 26 forward rolls  

 6: Do something for each letter of the alphabet (26)  

 7: 2600 skips  

 8: Juggle for 2.6mins  

 9: Crazy dance / karaoke for 2.6m to your favourite home-grown band!

 10: Hold the Plank position for 26 seconds  

 11: How many balloons can you blow up in 26 seconds  

 12: 26 hula hoop spins without dropping the hoop 

 13: 26 step ups on the bottom of the stairs

14: 26 bicep curls with a tin of beans  

 15: 26 minutes of silence  

 16: 26 shots in a row (ball in bucket, not alcohol!)  

 17: Interval training 26 seconds walk / 26 seconds jog / 26 seconds run for 26 minutes

 18: Cover 2.6km in the most novel way (e.g. pogo stick, hopping, wheelbarrow race, in fancy dress etc.)  

 19: 26 things you can get in a matchbox  

 20: Walk 26 steps with a book balanced on your head  

 21: Call 26 contacts from your phone and say hi  

 22: Meditate for 2.6 minutes / 26 minutes  

 23: Leapfrogging 26 times  

 24: 26 keepy uppies with something that isn’t a football  

 25: Holding a musical note for 26 seconds (I.e. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh)  

 26: 26 runs / bike rides 2.6 miles every day for 26 consecutive days