401 Challenge

On Thursday, 29th September 2016 Ben Smith will once again be in Andover as part of his 401 Challenge. He is attempting to run 401 marathons in 401 consecutive days. Andover will see marathon number 395. Ben ran marathon number 66 in Andover back in November of last year.

The 401 Challenge is being undertaken to raise money for and awareness of anti bullying initiatives. Text BEN to 70660 to donate £5. The gol is £250,000.

It can be pretty lonely running solo for the Challenge so Ben loves to have people join him on the run. A couple of miles of companionship can make all the difference. You don’t have to be speedy either – Ben will run at the pace of the slowest.

The course around Andover is very pleasant taking in footpaths, country lanes and parks as well as industrial and residential areas. It is a two loop course which is easily accessed from the town so it is possible to join in or drop out more or less anywhere.

If you cannot run with Ben then please come to see him off at about 10.00 am outside the Andover Athletic Club in Charlton Park (West Portway end).

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