About the 401 Challenge

About the 401 Challenge

ON THE 1ST SEPTEMBER 2015 I BEGAN ONE OF THE MOST CHALLENGING AND REWARDING EXPERIENCES OF MY LIFE……

I undertook an attempt that saw me run 401 marathons in 401 days all around the UK, visiting 309 different locations on the UK mainland.

The challenge aimed 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 were ‘Stonewall’ and ‘Kidscape’. These charities work tirelessly to support award winning initiatives which really get to the heart of bullying in our UK schools and society in all its forms.

We raised in excess of £310,000 through generous donations from the UK and International community. This has gone to help support both these charities carry on the amazing work they do.

We gained International, National and Local Press along the way and inspired many people to do things they never thought they could do.

The objectives of The 401 Challenge were simple:

  1. Raise £250,0000 to support ‘Stonewall’ and ‘Kidscape’
  2. Raise awareness of bullying in the UK
  3. Complete and achieve 401 marathons in 401 days
  4. Involve as many people as possible and inspire people to push their limits

We as a team smashed all four of our objectives which we are thankful for and very proud of. This project has been a true representation of what communities can do when they stand together.

Challenge Facts:

  • 10506.2 miles run or the equivalent distance between London and Sydney
  • 2600 litres of water drank
  • 2.9 million calories burnt
  • 9873 peopler with Ben in the challenge
  • 1354 people ran further than they have ever done before
  • 575 first time Marathon / Ultra Marathon runners created
  • 101 schools visited throughout the UK
  • 3 countries visited including England, Scotland and Wales
  • 25,000 miles driven all round the UK in a motorhome
  • 23 pairs of trainers worn
  • Over 12,000 images taken
  • 3 Colds
  • 2 Chest Infections
  • 1 Fractured Back along with other injuries

All this and countless more people inspired and motivated to make a real positive change in their lives forever.

I MYSELF AND THE 401 TEAM WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT