As you might know, the Covid-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of lots of the fundraising and sporting events which had been planned for this spring and summer. The loss of income is going to be devastating for many charities, and of course for the people they are working hard to support. In response, the organisers of the biggest mass-participation sports events across the country (from parkrun to the London Marathon and everyone in between!) have come together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds to help to save the UK’s charities.
The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event.
The challenge asks people take part in an activity of your choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to support the charity of their choice - we'd love you to consider doing this to support Boaz!
People of all ages are taking on The 2.6 Challenge with a host of activities – from walking, running or cycling 2.6 miles, juggling for 2.6 minutes, to holding online workouts with 26 friends. The ideas and options are endless! It doesn't even have to involve raising your heart rate... The only requirement is that you must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing. What could YOU do?
Most people are taking part from Sunday 26 April but you can do your activity whenever is most convenient for you.
If you or anyone you know are interested in doing this, there are just five simple steps which you need to take:
1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge – if you need help there are lots of ideas here.
2. Click here to donate £26 (or more if people wish / are able) to Boaz, or to set up a fundraising page
3. Ask friends and family to sponsor you or challenge them to do their own
4. Complete the challenge
5. Share a photo or video of the challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge
You can find further information on The 2.6 Challenge, including a list of partners and supporters, and more ideas about what your activity could be here.
So now, it's over to you! We've already heard of some great activities that people are planning to do to support Boaz, and we really hope that you will join in with this if you feel able.