INTRODUCING OUR
VIRTUAL USA CHALLENGE

OPEN NOW

Say thanks to our #frontline heros

 

GO VIRTUAL

Join #Team 401 on a virtual challenge to see how far you can get round the official USA Challenge route and say thanks to our #frontlineheros

Run, walk, swim, cycle, skip, row and even iron or clean your way round the 14,000 mile route, be part of something that will inspire, engage and motivate you to achieve things you never thought you could do

 
 

SAY THANK YOU TO A #FRONTLINEHERO

Thanks to The 401 Foundation and friends at TrueStart Coffee in Bristol along with a few other small businesses, everyone that joins our 'Virtual USA Mission' will be given the chance to send a FREE personalised #FrontLineHero gift box full of healthy food and drink goodies to a #FrontLineHero of their choice to say thanks for everything they are doing for us at this difficult time!

 

THE OFFICIAL ROUTE

 
The Virtual USA Challenge Route
 

How far do you think you can go?

With this truly unique virtual challenge, it's your chance to virtually visit all 50 USA states following the official route Ben will take during his USA Challenge in Summer 2021.

 

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

 

7 SIMPLE STEPS


For more detailed instructions please download our 7-step guide to paying for and registering your Virtual USA Mission

STEP 1

Pick you payment plan

STEP 2

Register for your USA Challenge member account

STEP 3

Pay for your chosen payment plan

STEP 4

Action information in your confirmation email

STEP 5

Request Access to Join the Virtual USA Mission

STEP 6

Register your My Virtual Mission Account Profile

STEP 7

Confirm your final measures and submit!

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

 

INTERACTIVE ROUTE MAP

Fully zoomable US map with street view option and even weather! See where you are on the route and who is around you.

  

BESPOKE T-SHIRT

At the end of the challenge you will receive a bespoke t-shirt that includes a list of all the state capitals you manage to reach in the challenge

LEADERBOARDS

For those that like a bit of competition we have leaderboards that can be filtered in so many different ways!

JOIN A TEAM

Setup or join a team to stay super motivated! Works for both personal teams or even as a business

PRIZE DRAWS AND DISCOUNTS

Win prizes from our official USA Challenge sponsors each month along with discount codes to other products along the way

THE MY VIRTUAL MISSION APP

Access to the My Virtual Mission app to stay connected at all times and make your updates extra simple.

COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR FITNESS GADGET

Link any fitness gadget for automatic uploads saving you time and effort - don't worry you can also manually upload if you want to as well.

ALTERNATIVE ACTIVITES BOOKLET

Gain access to a list of alternative exercises and their mileage conversions all of which can be done from the safety of your own home

ONLINE SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE

Direct contact with the My Virtual Mission team along with The 401 Challenge team to answer any of your questions

CLOSED FACEBOOK GROUP

Join our closed Facebook group to share your progress, support others and make new freinds.

YOUR OWN BIB NUMBER

Get your hands on your own official Virtual USA Mission bib number

MILESTONE POSTCARDS

Every time you reach a state capital we will send you a congratulations postcard that you can share with your friends on social media

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

 

We have designed 4 different payment options which we hope will allow as many people to access this challenge as possible. If you have any questions please contact us at support@the401challenge.co.uk.


If you would like to explore our payment options and even purchase one, please click on the 'CHECK THEM OUT' button below and this will take you our Payment Plan page where you can then explore our payment plans.

 

OUR HELPFUL GUIDES

 

DOWNLOAD OUR HELPFUL GUIDES

If you require any support please email us at support@the401challenge.co.uk and one of our team will be more than happy to help you out and answer any questions you may have.

A GUIDE TO PAYING FOR AND REGISTERING YOUR VIRTUAL USA MISSION

A GUIDE TO LINKING YOUR FITNESS DEVICE TO YOUR MY VIRTUAL MISSION PROFILE

A GUIDE TO ALTERNATIVE ACTIVITY OPTIONS

 

FAQS

 

HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR THE VIRTUAL USA MISSION

We have created a 7 step guide to help support you through the sign up process for your Virtual USA Mission, please download a copy of the guide HERE. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact The 401 Challenge team at support@the401challenge.co.uk, we are here to help answer any questions you may have.

CAN YOU EXPLAIN THE TIMESCALES OF THE VIRTUAL USA MISSION?

The official Virtual USA Mission went live on Sunday 12 April 2020 and lasts a total of 18 months until Tuesday 12th October 2021. Entries will remain open until Monday 12th July 2021 with anyone joining prior to this date given the chance to backdate their miles to Sunday 12th April.

DO I NEED TO JOIN THE MISSION BEFORE 12TH APRIL?

No, you have the flexibility to join the challenge anytime up to Monday 12th July 2021 and can even back date the miles you have racked up between when you join and Sunday 12th April. These can be added manually when you join.

I DON'T FEEL IT'S THE RIGHT TIME FOR ME TO JOIN THE MISSION BECAUSE OF WHAT'S GOING ON AT THE MOMENT. CAN I BACK DATE MY MILES IF I JOIN LATER IN THE YEAR?

We fully respect everyone's view and understand that some people will want to take part now as it gives them something to focus on, however on the other side there will be others that either don't want to or feel they can't under the circumstances. You are able to join the mission anytime up to Monday 12th July 2021 and can back date the miles you have achieved between when you sign up and Sunday 12th April 2020. For those that are in 12-week isolation, we have developed an 'Alternative Activity Guide' which you may find helpful in supporting your continued physical and mental health goals during this difficult time.

WHAT IF I CAN'T PAY ON TIME?

After speaking with our 401 family of supporters and previous 401 Virtual challenge members, we have developed 4 payment options that allow for complete flexibility when it comes to getting you involved in the USA Virtual Mission. Naturally things change along the way, we ask you stay in touch with us and if you are finding the payment schedule difficult we can always work something out. That said, if we find that payment has been cancelled and we can't get in touch with you to make amends to your payment schedule then we will have no choice but to remove you from the USA Virtual Mission, no refunds will be given and no rewards sent out. The best email to get in touch with the team is support@the401challenge.co.uk

CAN I GET A REFUND AS I'VE CHANGE MY MIND, OR I'M INJURED?

You have the right to change your mind anytime up to 14 days after you have purchased your USA Virtual Challenge place.


If you have paid in full you will receive a refund of £31.99, this is minus the £8.00 platform fee.


If you pay by 3 monthly instalments, we will refund you £5.33, this is minus the £8.00 platform fee.


If you pay by either 6 monthly instalments or have chosen to defer your full payment no refunds will be given as we will have had to of paid My Virtual Mission to give you access to the platform.


After 14 days, no refunds will be given and you will not be entitled to any of the rewards. Drop us an email at support@the401challenge.co.uk and one of our team will be able to answer any questions you have.

I'M SELF ISOLATING AT THE MOMENT, CAN I STILL BE INVOLVED?

Yes, of course you can. We are aware that for 1.5 million people that are currently on a 12 week lockdown, it's important for you to stay scheduled and have a focus. With this in mind we've developed an 'Alternative Activity Guide' which will help you identify and convert different activities into miles that you can count whilst in isolation. We are here for you every step of the way as we also have freinds and family in these situations.

WHAT'S THE 401 CHALLENGE'S POSITION ON COVID-19?

We support the UK Governments guidance 100%, please ensure you stay safe and adhere to current government guidance

WHAT ACTIVITIES CAN WE DO IN THIS MISSION?

Other than the standard run, walk, cycle, swim options there are so many other alternative activity options you can do that will automatically count towards your mileage total. We have developed an 'Alternative Activity Guide' that has 120 different activities listed, see what interesting activities you can do.

I DON'T HAVE A FITNESS GADGET, CAN I STILL BE INVOLVED?

Yes, however it will be a little trickier for you and you will have to manually update your mileage each week. Instructions on how to do this can be found in the 'Alternative Activity Guide'.

HOW DO I LINK MY FITNESS GADGET?

We have written a guide which details full step by step instructions on how to link your fitness gadget to your Virtual USA Mission, both for the website and the MVM app. Please download a copy HERE. Any questions please don't hesitate to email The 401 Challenge Team at support@the401challenge.co.uk.

CAN WE JOIN AS A BUSINESS TEAM?

Yes, we are able to create teams and manage entry to those teams at 401 HQ. If you are a business or a group of individuals in a business that would like to benefit from this option, please get in touch with us at support@the401challenge.co.uk

I WANT TO CREATE A TEAM FOR ME AND MY FRIENDS, HOW DO I DO THIS?

Drop us an email to support@the401challenge.co.uk with the names and email addresses of the people you would like included in your team. Let us know your team name and we will create this and add your team members. If you want to add others at a later date, simply email us again with the same information.

If you didn't find the answer to your question please get in touch and one of our team will be more than happy to answer it for you

 

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