The 2.6 Challenge will launch this Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event that usually raises millions for charities.
The MCS are asking you to take part in an activity of your choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to support their work.
“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 – here at MCS we are getting creative with ideas linked to our work, such as collecting 26 pieces of litter on our daily walks, or creating a playlist of 26 marine themed songs.”
What will be your marine conservation spin on this challenge?
Most people are taking part from Sunday 26 April but you can do your activity whenever is most convenient for you. Please do remember that you must follow government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.
There are just five simple steps to take:
- Dream up your 2.6 Challenge activity – if you need help there are lots of ideas here.
- Register your challenge at our Just Giving page. You can also set up your own Just Giving page if you prefer.
- 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 using the hashtags #twopointsixchallenge #marineconservationsociety #oceanindoors.
The Marine Conservation Society really hope that you can help them at this difficult time. Remember that all donations will help their work saving our seas.
For more information about the 2.6 challenge visit the website by clicking here.
For more information about the work of the Marine Conservation Society visit their website by clicking here.