We’re inviting you, your family and friends to take part in The 2.6 Challenge.
The 2.6 Challenge will launch this Sunday 26th April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon of 26 miles, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event.
To take part, you choose an activity around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to support Westminster Boating Base via twopointsixchallenge.co.uk
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!
The only requirement is that you must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing. Most people are taking part from Sunday 26 April but you can do your activity whenever is most convenient for you.
There are just five simple steps to take:
- Dream up your 2.6 challenge – if you need help there are lots of ideas below
- Head to twopointsixchallenge.co.uk to set up a fundraising page - or donate £26 to WBB
- Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you and challenge them to do their own 2.6 Challenge.
- Complete your challenge.
- Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge and #TwoPointSixWBB. Also tag @WBBwatersports.
Here are some challenges we've dreamt up:
- Write 26 words describing why you love WBB
- Using a route planning app, draw a route on the map that is visually a 2 and 6 and then cycle, walk or run.
- Travel 2.6 miles
- Do 26 minutes of dancing
- Write a 26 word song and perform it
- Run a 26 question quiz for an entry concession
- Travel 2.6 metres without touching the ground
- Do 26 press-ups (supersize it: per day for 26 days)
- Bake 26 cookies
- Walk up and down a flight of stairs 26 times
- Cook a 2/6 course meal in only 26mins
- Do 26 sit-ups
- Juggle for 26 seconds
- For the fitness fanatics: 26 seconds of planking
- Binge watch 26 sailing or kayaking YouTube videos in a day and make recommendations
- Wear 26 items of clothing for a whole day
- Do 26 kick-ups
- Do 26 roly-polies
- Build the tallest tower using 2.6 pieces of paper or spaghetti
- Do 26 cartwheels
- Do a 26 minute exercise class
- Lift 2.6 kilos of weight, 26 times.
- Learn how to do a Rubik’s cube in under 2.6 minutes within 26 hours
- Draw or paint 26 boating related art works
- Balance a ball on your head for 26 seconds
- Create your own 2.6 challenge
These are just suggestions. Maybe you feel that none of these are big enough challenges and you want to supersize by doing it for 26 days straight!
If you feel you’ll struggle to get sponsored then make it into a competition with your friends and the losers donate £26, £2.6, £10 or whatever they can afford. Do what you can, raise as much as you can and most importantly have as much fun as you can with it.
A Royal Yachting Association (RYA) & British Canoeing (BC) approved training centre, regulated by the Adventure Activities Licensing Service (AALS).