By: Blonde Two

Tomorrow, Sunday 26th April 2020 is the day that the London Marathon would have taken place if we hadn’t been in the middle of the corona virus crisis. Not only does its cancellation mean disappointment to over 42,000 competitors, it means that the huge amounts of money the London Marathon would have raised for charities won’t be available at a time that many of them need it most. One of the things we are great at in the UK is coming together to raise money for charity. Last year’s London Marathon raised a record-breaking £66.4 million, and the good news is that this year the 2.6 Challenge has been set up to help raise at least a percentage of that and keep our vital charities on their feet.

The 2.6 Challenge

One of the great things about the 2.6 Challenge is that you can join in at any level you want. All you need to do is think up an activity that involves the numbers 2.6 or 26. It can be anywhere in the physical/non-physical, sensible/silly range, but it does need to be completed tomorrow, Sunday 26th April 2020, and within our current lockdown requirements. You can find out more details about fundraising or making a donation for the 2.6 Challenge here.


Which 2.6. Challenge Activity?

If you are struggling to think of a challenge and want a few sensible (and rather silly) ideas about how you can join in, the video above might help. Our fabulous team of Ordnance Survey Get Outside Champions have set up their challenges all over the UK. From Shetland down to Cornwall we will be taking part in our own ways. You might be thinking (because you know us) that we Blondes chose the silliest activity but you will have to judge for yourselves.

Blonde One and I haven’t seen each other in far too long but we have recently discovered that remote silliness is just as much fun as together silliness, and had a lovely day filming our part of the video. Of course the very best fun is fun that can do some good. We Champions are a diverse but enthusiastic bunch and I am sure there is going to be a lot of fun and good going on tomorrow. Why not join in with the 2.6 Challenge, make this lockdown Sunday a special one, and help out some of our wonderful charities.