18,500 MILES IN 104 DAYS


Ben will run a marathon in each of the 50 US state capitals and then get on a bike and cycle between each one.

 

 

RAISING £1 MILLION


Starting in Maine on 13th March 2020 and ending in Hawaii on 24th June 2020, Ben and his team will raise £1 million for The 401 Foundation and The Youth Sport Trust

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCING YOUR JOURNEY TO WELLBEING


In primary and secondary schools, young people will be challenged to go on a wellbeing journey aligned to Ben’s journey across the USA. Along the way, they will be empowered to take a lead in improving wellbeing for themselves, their class, their school and beyond.

The programme launches on 27th September 2019 and has been designed to give schools flexibility in offering a structured programme of activities that can be implemented over a week, month, term or across the 2019/20 academic year.

HOW DOES IT WORK?


The programme is structured around the 'Five Ways to Wellbeing', developed by the New Economics Foundation and endorsed by charities and the NHS.

For each of these Five Ways to Wellbeing there will be suggested activities that students and teachers can help organise – either in groups, classes or across the whole school. This will include video messages from Ben and creative ideas to help schools build wellbeing challenges across the curriculum and school day.

Primary schools teachers will be supported to deliver teacher-facilitated, class-based activities. Secondary schools will be encouraged to establish student-led Challenge Teams who will be empowered to lead the organisation of activities across the school.

WHAT WILL MY SCHOOL RECEIVE?


Every school can sign up to receive a free USA 2020 fundraising pack and a Journey to Wellbeing planning toolkit. The fundraising pack will include resources and ideas to help organise fundraising activities to support Ben’s USA 2020 Challenge. The Journey to Wellbeing planning toolkit will help schools to develop a wellbeing action plan.

As schools progress through their fundraising, they will unlock and receive resources to deliver the wider Journey to Wellbeing programme. These will cover all five of the ways to wellbeing and support teachers and students to use the inspiration of Ben’s challenge to engage the wider school in a Journey to Wellbeing.

Those taking part will also receive USA 2020 wristbands, resources, access to unique prizes and exclusive insights from Ben as he prepares for and then embarks on the challenge of a lifetime. This will include messages from Ben to pupils and students, live from the USA.

THE ROUTE

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

JOIN THE TEAM

We will shortly be starting our recruitment process for 4 members of The USA 2020 Challenge Team, keep an eye out to join the team and do something inspiring!

USA 2020 MERCHANDISE

Your chance to support the USA 2020 Challenge by getting your hands on a pice of official merchandise

PARTNERS AND SPONSORS

We couldn't do what we do without their help!

ABOUT THE CHARITIES


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.

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