News The 401 Challenge The 401 Challenge


Report by Ed Heardman
2015-10-10 17:00:26

The 401 Challenge


Ben Smith is just over 1000miles into his 401 Challenge - marathoning his way around the country, running a marathon a day for 401 days. He is aiming to raise £250,000 for two fantastic charities, ‘Stonewall’ and ‘Kidscape’. Both these charities work tirelessly to combat bullying in our schools and society.

On Thursday 22nd October, Ben will be down in our neck of the woods, arriving at Palm Bay School at 9am to start running at 10am. He is currently running a 12 min mile pace and he would really welcome some company if anyone can spare the time, even for just part of the route - it would be great to have some Roadrunners to join him. If you are free, please let Tanya know at, as she’s coordinating with Ben’s support team.

You can see what he has been up to so far on social media:

On Facebook at

Or on Twitter @the401challenge


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