WELCOME TO THE PORTISHEAD FESTIVAL OF RUNNING 2019


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Come and join us for 1 or 2 days of fun by the seaside!

The 401 Festival of Running is coming back for the 3rd year to the sunny town of Portishead on the North Somerset coast near Bristol. With amazing views over the Bristol Channel, out to Wales and of the Severn Bridge Crossings, watch as the ships pass within metres of the Events Village, such an amazing backdrop to what is fast becoming an event you don’t want to miss.

With adult races including 5km, 10km, Half Marathon and our famous Festival Challenge (26.2 miles across the weekend!), plus 4 children’s races there is so much to choose from for the entire family to enjoy.

Enjoy good quality food and drink along with a FREE evening film in our events village just as the sun sets over the forest, this year it's ‘The Goonies’, a true classic!

Enjoy bespoke quality made bling (totally worth it!), along with the chance to buy a piece of our event merchandise all with a #bemoreeco twist.

Our events are designed to cater for everyone, no matter if you are a beginner or someone that likes to go flat out. Our events are made even more special because of our incredible volunteers who really add to the supportive and friendly atmosphere of the event across the weekend. Whether you are first or last over the finish line, you’ll be greeted by a smile and maybe even a hug. We want you to go away from this event with your confidence boosted and feeling great about yourself, because after all, that’s what running is all about.

We can’t wait to see you in July, it’s going to be epic!

OUR WEEKEND SCHEDULE


Find out all the information you need to know about when our races are taking place and what age restrictions are in place.

Saturday 24th August


All races start and finish in the Events Village

EventTimeAge Restrictions
Event Village, On the Day Registration and Race Pack pickup opens12:30pm
5km Start2:30pm11 and over
500m Start3:30pmAll ages
1 Mile Start4:00pmAll ages
Half Marathon Start4:30pm17 and over
A FREE screening of 'The Goonies' begins in Event Village8:00pmClassified PG
Event Village Closes10:30pm

Sunday 25th August


All races start and finish in the Events Village

EventTimeAge Restrictions
Event Village, On the Day Registration and Race Pack pickup opens8:00am
10km Start10:00am15 and over
500m Start10:30amAll ages
1 Mile Start12:00pmAll ages
6.1km Start (Only available to Festival Challenge Ticket holders)12:30pm17 and over
Event Village Closes2:00pm

NEED A LITTLE MORE INFORMATION?


Includes information on Course Maps, Medical Support, Water Stations, Terrain, Chip Timing, Pets, Wheelchairs, Bikes, Headphones, Guide Runners, Photos, Mile Markers, Pace Runners and Toilet Facilities.
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Includes prices, medal and merchandise information and how to book tickets.
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Includes where and when to pick up you race pack, how to register on the day and information on our bag drop facilities
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Details are coming soon and will includes information about who and what will be included in our Event Village along with information on our Film On The Point evening event
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Here's who's supporting us
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Find out all you need to know about how to get to us along with what parking and accommodation is available near the Event Village
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RESULTS

Coming soon, find out your 2019 race results

ANY QUESTIONS


Please contact us via email at support@the401challenge.co.uk and one of our team will be in touch

Thanks and see you in August

Ben and The 401 Challenge Team