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Support Brooklands Museum with the 2.6 Challenge

17 April 2020

Like a lot of organisations up and down the country, Brooklands Museum is facing some serious challenges during this time. Although we have had to close, the cost of looking after our collections, buildings and site continue. 

You can support Brooklands Museum and help save the UK’s charities by taking part in The 2.6 Challenge.

What is the 2.6 Challenge?

The 2.6 Challenge, launches on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th edition of the Virgin Money London Marathon. From Sunday 26th April, the public is asked to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to Save the UK’s Charities.

What are Brooklands Museum doing?

Brooklands Museum will also be taking part in The 2.6 Challenge. On Sunday 26th April we will be attempting to bring 26 different types of transport, covering 100 years of history, together in one place on the Museum site.

The challenge will be taken on by our essential staff who are at the Museum looking after the collection and was inspired by the need to run some of our vehicles, like the Napier-Railton, to avoid the negative impact of them standing idle for extended periods, as part of the ongoing collection care operation. 

We are raising funds for the #LoveBrooklands campaign, which supports the museum through the Coronavirus closure.

You can sponsor us by donating online here

How do I get involved?

No need to be a marathon runner to take part – this is a challenge for all ages and abilities. Just get thinking of an activity-based around the numbers 26 or 2.6 and complete it on or from Sunday 26th April.

For example:

  • Walk or run 2.6 miles
  • Hop, skip or jump for 26 minutes
  • Make 26 different paper planes
  • Create a virtual car show featuring 26 of your favourite cars
  • Complete 26 drawings in 26 hours

There are no rules (apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time). Whatever you can do, you can be part of it – the main thing is getting active, having fun and donating whatever you can to help save the UK’s charities.

Start planning your 2.6 inspired challenge today, there are four easy steps to set up a fundraising page:​

Don't forget to post any photos of your challenge on Twitter and Facebook using #TwoPointSixChallenge