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The 401 Festival of Running was established in the running calendar in 2017

The 401 Festival of Running was established in the running calendar in 2017 and sees runners take part in a series of races from 500m kids runs to a full challenge weekend for runners of all abilities. With all the profits from these events going directly to The 401 Foundation, a charity which funds mental health and anti bullying charities across the country.

Charlotte Pinder commented “The 401 Foundation are delighted to announce that CamelBak have joined as a Sponsor for The 401 Festival of Running taking place 25th – 26th August 2018 in Portishead. They are a fantastic addition to the growing team and we are so excited to have them on board.”

CamelBak is fully committed to actions that create positive change for the individuals and communities they proudly serve. Founded in 1989, CamelBak invented the hands-free hydration category and is the global leader in personal hydration gear. CamelBak is achieving its mission to continually reinvent and forever change the way people hydrate and perform by offering a mix of award-winning products that include everything from technical hydration packs to reusable bottles.

Dan Mapleston, from Burton McCall commented that:

CamelBak is delighted to be the hydration sponsor for the forthcoming 401 Festival of Running. CamelBak is partnered with a number of initiatives and charities that drive positive change, and is proud to be supporting Ben Smith and the 401 Foundation as they work to tackle mental health issues in local communities.

Other Partners for the event include TrueStart Coffee, Nicework, Etchrock, and Virtual Runner. Anyone wishing to register interest in becoming involved with The 401 Festival of Running 2018 should contact Charlotte Pinder directly by email at

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