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LDN Talks @ Night| 401 Marathons in 401 Days

LDN Talks @ Night| 401 Marathons in 401 Days

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  • Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3AH
  • (Exact address will be provided after booking)
Suitable for: Adults
In 2015, Ben began one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of his life - he ran 401 marathons in 401 days all around the UK visiting 309 different locations on th... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:

Ever had an idea, a dream which on the face of it seemed impossible but you just had to see if it would work? Ben Smith from The 401 Challenge was just that guy.

Come and hear about Ben's life, from his childhood experiences of bullying and the devastating affect this had on his life until his late 20's. Ben explains how a single moment in his life changed things for him. Battling with his sexuality, lack of confidence and self esteem, Ben was able to change his life through running.

Hear about his adventure of a lifetime, how he came to the decision of running 401 marathons in 401 days, what it took to do it and the effects the project has had - not only on him but so many people throughout the UK.

This talk will be inspiring, emotional, honest and sometimes uncomfortable, but in the end it shows that a dream or even a simple idea can be achieved, no matter how impossible it may seem.

The two charities support award winning initiatives to get to the heart of bullying in schools and society in all its forms. Ben ran a total of 10.506.2 miles which is the same distance from London to Sydney (!!) and at the end of the challenge on the 5th October 2016, Ben had raised in excess of £310,000 through generous donations by individuals and businesses all over the world.

Ben and The 401 Challenge gained international, national and local press throughout the project, inspiring thousands of people to do things they never thought were personally possible. The objectives of the 401 challenge were simple:

  • Raise £250,000 to support the work of Stonewall and Kidscape
  • Raise awareness of the harmful effects of bullying in the UK
  • Complete and achieve 401 marathons in 401 days
  • Get as many people involved as possible and inspire them to push their limits

Doors will open at 7pm, the talk will begin promptly at 7.30pm.

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LDN Talks @ Night is a fresh new concept making "Tedx" style talks more accessible. We've pulled in an impressive array of leading entrepreneurs, movers & shakers, bright thinkers and incredible individuals to give you a different perspective, to enthuse and inspire!

Held in cool bars & locations across London, a LDN Talks @ Night event makes the perfect after work mid-week activity.

Delve into a totally new subject and challenge your perspectives over a beer with like-minded Londoners. Funzing has always encouraged you to do something different with your free time, so we say do just that - you never know where it may lead you!

Photo Credit: The 401 Challenge

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Ever had an idea, a dream which on the face of it seemed impossible but you just had to see if it would work? Ben Smith from The 401 Challenge was just that guy. Come and hear about Ben's life, from his childhood experiences of bullying and the... Read More
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  • High profile speaker
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  • Unique after-work event
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