The 2.6 Challenge
26 Apr, 2020 - 08:00am
The top 25 mass participation sports events in the UK raise more than £150 million for charities every year, and with fundraising events up and down the country delayed or postponed due to COVID-19, charities including Bolton Hospice are facing uncertainty.
JustGiving have worked with the organisers of the UK’s biggest mass participation events, who have come together to create The 2.6 Challenge, a nationwide fundraising campaign to raise vital funds to help save the UK’s charities.
What is The 2.6 Challenge?
The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26 April. 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 due to Coronavirus. In response, we're taking part in the campaign and encouraging you to take part in the 2.6 challenge on this date instead!
All you do is think of an activity that suits your skills based around the number 2.6 or 26. The campaign is open to anyone of any age – the only requirement is that the activity must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.
You can choose to fundraise for Bolton Hospice and ask for donations from family and friends, or donate directly here.
Inspiring examples of ‘2.6 or 26’
Here’s some examples of the fundraising activities we’re already seeing people do on JustGiving for The 2.6 Challenge:
- Hannah is doing an embarassing PJ walk by walking 2.6 miles in her pyjamas
- Gordon is doing a 26km indoor cycling time trial
- Lucy is running 26 miles on a treadmill
- Reece and his wife are doing 26 minutes of burpees in their back garden
- Deborah and her family are running a marathon relay on their 14m balcony
And here’s a few other ideas you can use:
- Draw 26 rainbows
- Do 26 football keepie-uppies in a row
- Run 26 laps of your garden dressed in fancy dress
- Build the biggest lego tower in 2.6 minutes
- Challenge the kids to be silent for 2.6 days, 26 minutes or 2.6 minutes (depending on their age)
- Who can put on 26 items of clothing the fastest?
- Run, walk or cycle for 26 minutes and track it using Strava or similar apps