2.6 Challenge to support your parks

We’re inviting you, your family and friends to take part in the 2.6 challenge to help raise funds for CambridgePPF to support our work. To help us keep Wandlebury Country Park and Coton Countryside Reserve open, as safe havens for people to exercise outdoors and for nature to flourish.

The challenge launches on the 26 April, the date of the London Marathon before it was postponed.

We’re asking you to take part in any activity of your choice from the 26 April – 26 May based around the number 2.6 or 26 and to fundraise or donate to support CambridgePPF.

To make things easier, we have even got ready made 2.6km walking routes at both Wandlebury and Coton which you can walk, hop, run or skip around. You can see them at the bottom of this page.

To take part in the 2.6 challenge do something that makes you feel good and then donate £10 or what you can afford via the CambridgePPF website or our JustGiving page

Support your local parks, fundraise for us, or donate £10 to take part!

What could you do to have fun or raise some funds for parks that you love? Here are some ideas of what you can do at or close to home or when visiting special places like Wandlebury or Coton, the possibilities really are endless!

  • Run, walk, skip, hop, cycle for 2.6km or 2.6 miles around your garden or neighbourhood
  • Plank for 2.6 minutes
  • Dance, Zumba or body combat (or your favourite activity) for 26 minutes
  • Juggle or balance a book on your head for 260 seconds

For something less strenuous you could

  • Do a sponsored silence for 26 minutes or hours
  • Draw 26 objects you have found at home
  • Knit or stitch for 26 minutes
  • Make and flip 26 pancakes
  • Plant 26 seeds or bulbs

For children

  • Count 26 cobwebs in your garden
  • Draw 26 of your favourite animals
  • Make and decorate 26 cupcakes for your family
  • Tell 26 jokes in a row
  • Involve your pet and do a 2.6 minute magic show or agility course

There are no limits on how you can take part in 2.6 Challenge, as long as you’re looking after yourself and keeping to the government guidelines on social distancing and how to exercise safely during this time.

Here is what to do

1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge- there are lots of ideas here on this webpage.

2. Donate £10 on the CambridgePPF website or on our JustGiving page

3. If you want to fundraise for us and ask for sponsorship from your family and friends you can set up your own JustGiving page

4. Ask all your family and friends to get involved and challenge them to take part!

5. Complete the challenge and feel super because you have done something amazing

6. Share your challenge with us by emailing us or tagging us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, we’ll be cheering you on and taking part in the challenge ourselves! Use the hashtag #TWOPOINTSIXCHALLENGE

To donate to Cambridge PPF

You can donate to our 2.6 Challenge appeal here or if you would prefer please go to our JustGiving page which you can find here. We’re asking that each person who takes part donates £10 or what they can afford. Every donation will help us keep your local parks a safe haven for people and nature.

If you would like to speak to a member of the team, please email us at [email protected]

Map of 2.6km route at Wandlebury Country Park

Map of 2.6km route at Coton Countryside Reserve, follow Rowan's Walk