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Marathon 401

Bristol, United Kingdom


Sunday 2nd October 2016
at 00:00 UTC

End: Monday 17th October 2016
at 00:00 UTC

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About the event

Marathon 401 is an opportunity for you to get involved and show your support against bullying in the UK.

The 401 Challenge is proud to present a virtual 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon event with the help and support of our main sponsors Etchrock.

You can take part in this event anywhere in the world including coming and joining Ben on his run in Bristol. Simply register and pay a donation fee of £26.20 (all of which minus administration fees will go to support both Kidscape and Stonewall)

Run, log and share your experience through the Etchrock platform and receive a medal and goodies from our event sponsors in the post after your have completed the event.

If you would like to personally join Ben in Bristol he will be running a 26.2 mile route which can be found at Please be aware that if you wish to join Ben on the day in person you will need to register and pay your donation above. This event is not an official event and by entering you take complete responsibility of your wellbeing and fully support yourself throughout the day as per the terms and conditions stout in the marathon 401 application.

Make your run as social as possible, use the official Marathon 401 #marathon401 and tag @the401challenge into all your social media, share your running photos and messages on Twitter and Facebook, let us know how you get on and celebrate in what will be an incredible day supporting two incredible charities.


Ben and The 401 Team

Take part in an event to remember!


Bristol, United Kingdom


 The 401 Foundation

Wandsworth, 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!