The Virtual 401 Festival of Running

Why not join us for this brand new event and get involved with supporting The 401 Foundation through our first Virtual Festival of Running? The Festival will, in the spirit of The 401 Challenge, appeal to runners and non runners, of all ages, sizes and abilities. With a choice of races for the youngsters as well as 5k, 10k and Half Marathon distances available. Why not test yourself and take on The Virtual 401 Festival Challenge and complete all three main distance events and receive a special challenge medal!

https://www.etchrock.com/challenge/info/the-virtual-401-festival-of-running
 
 

i  About the challenge

Starting on 1st September 2015, Ben Smith famously set off on a journey of a lifetime to complete 401 marathons in 401 consecutive days. His feat made headline news and as well as encouraging almost 10,000 runners to share in his journey, Ben raised over £330,000 for two anti bullying charities and raised the much needed awareness of bullying in the UK. Ben’s adventure may be over, but his journey is not complete and the work continues to carry on the legacy of The 401 Challenge. The setup of The 401 Foundation which offers grants to grassroots projects that focus their efforts on building confidence and self esteem along with tackling mental health and self development issues for all ages is that legacy.

Why not join us for this brand new event and get involved with supporting The 401 Foundation through our first Virtual Festival of Running? The Festival will, in the spirit of The 401 Challenge, appeal to runners and non runners, of all ages, sizes and abilities. With a choice of races for the youngsters as well as 5k, 10k and Half Marathon distances available. Why not test yourself and take on The Virtual 401 Festival Challenge and complete all three main distance events and receive a special challenge medal!

You have the opportunity of joining us in the kids events, 5k, 10k and/or half marathon. For the virtual event you can complete your chosen distances (to be done in one go) between 26th August and 10th September 2017. Why not take on the ultimate challenge and complete all of the distances?

Submissions will be required before the deadline of 1pm on 13th September to claim your medal.

All proceeds will go directly to The 401 Foundation, why not join our Facebook event HERE to keep up to date with all that going on. You can also share your pictures, videos and posts on FACEBOOK, TWITTER and INSTAGRAM pages setup especially for the event itself.

Have fun, enjoy it and maybe we will see you next year at the LIVE event.


Charities

The 401 Foundation
Bristol, United Kingdom

The 401 Foundation is a charitable foundation that provides grants of between £3000 to £5000 to small grassroots organisations that build confidence and self esteem along with tackling mental health and self development issues. Our charity is UK based and supplies grants nationwide.

The 401 Foundation also puts on organised events throughout the UK that generate the funding for the foundation. All profits from these events go straight into our grant pot and are then handed out to support real people and real causes throughout the UK.

Why not be part of one of our events? With our partners Etchrock, Nicework and Virtual Runner UK, you can sign up to both live and virtual events. Loads are coming your way, so there is sure to be one that suits your sense of adventure.

Our ethos is fun, inspiring, challenging and above all else charitable. We believe everyone in the UK should have a chance to lead a positive life with opportunities and adventure. Life doesn't always take a simple path, like mine:

On September 1st 2015, I embarked on a challenge of a lifetime that saw me run 401 marathons in 401 consecutive days around 309 different locations on UK mainland. The project generated £330,000 for tow anti bullying charities, raised the awareness around bullying and mental health in the UK and won numerous national and local awards. It inspired a nation with thousands of people getting involved and achieving things they never dreamed possible.

The 401 Foundation is the legacy and one that we will take to new heights, so get involved and lets have some fun



How it works

  • Choose a race from our website and register your place.
  • Run in your own time, anywhere in the world, at your own pace!
  • Send us proof of your time, and we’ll publish the results online.
  • We’ll send your awesome medal, and we’ll donate 20% to charity!