There’s a superb event going on in Birmingham for those who like running, talking and amazing, inspirational people.
Ben Smith, who ran 401 marathons in 401 days will be talking all about his new mad-cap adventure in a charity fundraiser at Edgebaston on Monday 15th.
Location: Warwickshire Suite, Edgbaston Stadium, Edgbaston Rd, Birmingham B5 7QU
Date: 15th July 2019
Details: Doors open at 18:30 and Talk begins at 19:30
Adult Tickets are £12 and Children’s Tickets are £6
**DISCOUNT CODE BM1507201950
is still available to drop price to £10 (subject to availability)**
Having endured years of bullying as a child, Ben Smith tried to take his own life. In adulthood, Ben struggled to feel content with the life that was mapped out for him. But having found his passion in running, Ben sold his possessions, escaped his old life and set off on what seemed like an impossible mission – 401 Marathons on 401 days across the UK, raising £330,000 for charity touching the lives of millions. This journey of a previously lost and broken man discovering that anything is possible, inspires the mantra that you should choose to search for what makes you truly happy.
Ben received national media coverage in 2016 during the original 401 Challenge, culminating in him being presented with the Helen Rollason award at BBC Sports Personality of the Year (amongst other awards). Since the conclusion of the challenge Ben has run the 401 Foundation charity full time, supporting Anti-Bullying and Mental Health charities whilst campaigning for LGBT awareness. He has continued to inspire hundreds through talks and presentations at schools and businesses (where he’s able to accommodate them) – a recent competition attracted 8000 UK school entries vying for a visit from Ben. British Airways recently included him in their BA100 people “… the people who represent the values we want to celebrate and make Britain the creative, open-minded, pioneering and welcoming place it is today”
The next big challenge to the 401 Crew is set for 2020 in the USA, and to publicise this challenge (where Ben aims to raise £1m for charities) Ben is in the midst of a UK tour ; re-telling his story, discussing his motivations, and describing the 2020 challenge. The tour gives attendees the opportunity to get involved with the 2020 challenge, ask any questions to Ben, have photos taken with him, and even have him sign a copy of his highly rated book.