What is the 2.6 Challenge
The campaign, the 2.6 Challenge, will launch on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th edition of the London Marathon.
Every year for the past 13 years, the London Marathon has set a world record for an annual one-day fundraiser, with an incredible £66.4 million raised for good causes in 2019 and more than £1 billion raised since the first race in 1981. The 40th Race has now been postponed to Sunday 4 October, but the original date of Sunday 26 April resonates very strongly with the many thousands of runners, charities, spectators and TV viewers who’ve been counting down to Marathon Day.
From Sunday 26 April, the public is being asked to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to UK Charities. The 2.6 Challenge is a simple and fun way for everyone to do their bit to help save the UK’s charities.
Our 2.6 Challenge
Young Bristol’s Marathon Runners past and present, Board of Trustees and Team will be running, walking and cycling one or more sections of the route that links all of our Youth Clubs and Outdoor Centres, to raise awareness and funds for Young Bristol.
The route that connects all of our youth clubs and outdoor centres equals to just over 26 miles, broken down into 10 legs – the shortest 1.3 miles and the longest 5.5 miles. View the route here.
We are asking you to take on one or multiple legs of the route, depending on your location and whether you are looking to walk, run or cycle, to raise money and awareness of Young Bristol. If you don’t live locally to our Youth Clubs you can do this challenge virtually walking, running or cycling the equivalent.
All we ask is that you make sure to adhere to the Government’s guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time. Please complete the challenge virtually if you do not live near one of our Youth Clubs. You can access the guidelines here.
By taking on this challenge together we can combined complete the 2.6 challenge!
How your support will make a difference
Today’s national news highlights how many Youth Clubs across the UK may never reopen their doors after this crisis.
Here in Bristol, Young Bristol continues to respond at the frontline with great initiatives to keep young people engaged, inspired and active, whilst at home.
- £22.40 will provide a creative pack with 5 activities for one young person.
- £55.00 will provide internet access for a month for a home that doesn’t have it.
- £67.93 will provide a sports pack with 7 activities for one young person.