The London marathon, along with thousands of other fundraising events across the globe, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The famous Virgin London Marathon was due to talk place on Sunday 26th April, so instead the 2.6 Challenge has been created to help save the UK’s charities. 2.6 miles. 2.6 km. 26 press-ups. 26 times up and down the stairs. 26 pancake flips. Anything with a 2 and a 6.
The cancellation of thousands of fundraising events has left a huge hole in charity income contributing to a massive £4 billion shortfall for the crucial work they do for so many people. Many charities are now facing closure.
The Virgin Money London Marathon has teamed up with other UK event organisers to create The 2.6 Challenge, beginning on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event.
They are proposing that we dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to a chosen charity to help Save the UK’s Charities. The ideas and options are endless! You can do anything you like as long as it follows the Government’s guidance on exercise and social distancing.
All you need to do:
- Dream up your 2.6 challenge – if you need help there are lots of ideas on the website
- Head to twopointsixchallenge.co.uk to donate £26 – or whatever you can afford – to your chosen charity or to set up a fundraising page
- Ask all your family and friends to sponsor you and ask them to do their own 2.6 Challenge
- Complete your challenge
- Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge
We can’t wait to get involved and continue to raise vital funds for our chosen charity and local children’s hospice Hope House, please donate to our JustGiving page here.
Watch this space for pictures and videos on how our amazing team members choose to get involved!
Please get involved too, get your family and friends active and get fundraising and/or donating. Find out more here >