The 2.6 Challenge

YST The 2.6 Challenge
The 2.6 Challenge is a national fundraising event designed to help UK charities at this very challenging time. It’s easy, fun and will make a real difference to the young people we work with.

We were devastated when the London Marathon was postponed. Like many charities, mass participation events like this are a huge source of income that we depend on in order to continue supporting young people across the UK through the power of sport, play and physical activity.

The 2.6 challenge is a great way to support us! Are you ready to take the challenge?

How it works:

Pick and complete your 2.6 challenge – it could be 26 press ups, a 2.6 mile walk, 26 minutes of salsa – the choice is yours. Then…

  1. Donate whatever you can, £2.60, £26: we will be hugely grateful for whatever you can afford. Head to our Virgin Money page or click the adjacent ‘donate’ button.
  2. If you’re feeling SUPER motivated, you might even wish to fundraise for us by clicking ‘fundraise now’ at:
  3. Spread the word! Ask your friends and family to sponsor you if you decide to fundraise, or nominate them to take on their own 2.6 challenge. Promote the challenge as far and wide as you can. 
  4. Share your challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge #StayHomeStayActive and tag us @youthsporttrust

We are very touched by the many people who are helping us at this time, such as Ann Brown and Helen Burrowes:

Ann has been a supporter of YST for many years and is one of our Lead Headteacher Ambassadors. She is bravely taking on 26 Zumba routines and describes why she is supporting us:

“The YST have a 24 year history of successfully creating sport and physical activity programmes which equip young people, including those with SEND, with new skills, offer them positive experiences and ensure that they are better prepared for the challenges of life.”

Find out more here.

Helen is a great supporter of YST who faces her own very difficult physical challenge:

“I’m attempting to walk 2.6 miles in one go... for those who know my journey - Sunday 26th April will also mark 8 months to the day since I was left paralysed by a random and unexplained onset of a rare neurological condition called Transverse Myelitis.”

Find out more here.