The 401 Challenge


Ben Smith is currently undertaking a World Record attempt which will see him run 401 marathons in 401 consecutive days.

He has taken on this enormous challenge to raise awareness of the issue of bullying while hoping to raise £250,000 for two charities dedicated to tackling the problem of bullying.

You may have heard of Ben and the 401 Challenge as he was interviewed by the BBC when he completed the London Marathon last week.

On Friday 6th May, Ben, began his marathon at Worksop College, running through Sparken Hill Academy grounds and then into Portland. Outwood Academy Portland students and staff joined Ben on a circuit of the academy grounds and waved him off as he continued his 249th Marathon in 249 days!

Good Luck to Ben! #RunWithBen @the401challenge