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The 401 Challenge

Ben Smith 401 challenge

Ben Smith in Edinburgh

Ben Smith 401 challenge
Ben Smith in Edinburgh

On the 1st September 2015, Ben Smith began one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of his life.
The project is a ‘World Record’ attempt at running 401 marathons in 401 consecutive days around 309 different locations of the UK. The challenge will aim to raise both awareness of the issues of bullying in our society along with £250,000 for two amazing charities dedicated to tackling bullying. The two charities are called ‘Stonewall’ and ‘Kidscape’. Both work to support award winning initiatives which really get to the heart of bullying in our UK schools and society in all its forms.
The £250,000 raised through generous donations from UK business’ and the public will help support both these charities carry on the work they do.
On top of this Ben has managed to secure some high profile sponsors that are dedicated to supporting The 401 Challenge – either through financial sponsorship to help cover costs of the challenge or through material sponsorship to help with the everyday needs of the project.
Already having run over 220 marathons and currently in Scotland, you can follow Ben and his support team and run with him or donate through either of the links below.
Facebook: facebook.com/the401challenge
Website: www.the401challenge.co.uk