Are you ready to take on The 2.6 Challenge on the 26 April 2020 to save the Coast Path?
Walk or run 2.6 miles as part of your daily exercise or come up with your own home-based challenge inspired by 2.6 or 26. If you’re lucky enough to live within spitting distance of the Coast Path, please do take extra photos and videos as we’d all love to see it! Then, donate or fundraise whatever you are able to – whether it’s £2.60 or £26, it will all go towards helping our beloved National Trail survive this period of catastrophic funding loss – so that we can all get back to enjoying our unique coastal landscape once lockdown is lifted.
The 2.6 Challenge has been set up to bring together the UK’s Stay at Home Heroes to save the UK’s charities whose funding has been decimated during the coronavirus pandemic, including us here at the South West Coast Path Association.
Event organisers of the postponed London Marathon – which should have seen millions of pounds raised for amazing charities of all kinds by people running 26 miles around the capital on the 26th April – have turned their attention instead to what we can all be doing for the causes close to our hearts during lockdown. That’s where Challenge 2.6 comes in – challenging the nation to do 2.6 (or 26 if you are feeling brave!) of anything, from home, to raise £26 to help your favourite charity make it out the other side.