The USA 2020 Challenge will see Ben run a marathon in each of the 50 US state capitals and then cycle between each one.

Ben will be aiming to complete the 14,001 mile adventure in just 104 days – starting on 1st July 2020 and finishing on 12th October 2020.

During this epic challenge; with the help of schools, organisations and individuals all around the UK and further afield, Ben is aiming to raise £1 million for two charities: The 401 Foundation and Youth Sport Trust, supporting their work which uses physical activity to improve people’s mental health and wellbeing.


Find out more about our Journey to Wellbeing: Educational Programme for schools and be one of the 4,001 schools to get involved by registering today.

Download Your Journey to Wellbeing Guide to find out more

Check out all the routes for The USA 2020 Challenge, are we going to be near you?

Are you interested in either our Project Manager or Therapist role? It's voluntary but we cover your expenses and travel whilst in the USA. Then get in touch as you could be part of a project that will change the lives of millions of children in a positive way.

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We couldn't do what we do without their help! If you are a company or individual that's feels they can support this project then please get in touch we'd love to hear from you.



The 401 Foundation supports small community projects and individuals with small grants up to £3000 that build confidence, self-esteem, tackle mental health and self-development issues in their local communities.

Donations are put back into the regional areas they are received from, ensuring your money is used to support projects local to you, our goal is to hand out £1.5 million in grants per annum, supporting around 750 local projects and individuals.

The money raised from The USA 2020 Challenge will support this goal as well as ensuring the sustainability of The 401 Foundation for the years to come, through the development of a 200 person voluntary ambassador team.



The Youth Sport Trust is a children’s charity working to ensure every child enjoys the life-changing benefits that come from play and sport. It has more than 20 years of expertise in pioneering new ways of using sport to improve children’s wellbeing and give them a brighter

The charity works with more than 20,000 schools across the UK and operates on a local, national and global level. It harnesses the power of sport, physical activity, and PE to build life skills, connections between people and support networks which increase life chances through greater attainment, improved wellbeing, and healthier lifestyles.

The money raised will support Youth Sport Trust to continue its ongoing work providing innovative solutions to the problems that our young people are facing in relation to mental health and wellbeing.