Sierra Leone Marathon 2014


Join us in May and run the marathon, half-marathon, 10k or 5k in aid of Street Child!


There are close to 50,000 children that rely on the streets of Sierra Leone for their survival, with around 3,000 of those living and sleeping on the streets.  Street Child aims to reunite those children with their families and get them back in full time education.  They do this by using a combination of first line support on the street, funding schools and educational materials and arranging remedial schooling.  They also aim to address the root problem of poverty as a whole by starting projects like its family business scheme.


The Sierra Leone Marathon 2014 starts and finishes in Makeni, the town where Street Child was founded and one which remains their hub.  There are numerous opportunities to visit local projects and interact with the children and families that Street Child supports.


Follow this blog for updates on the marathon and our marathon teams in Makeni and London :)



Walking with Samuel

  • Posted at 00:07

Samuel Conteh is a twenty five year old Street Child of Sierra Leone (SCOSL) social worker, a position he has held for one year. Samuel’s role places him at the frontline of the work SCOSL carries more...

Running the Freetown Half Marathon

  • Posted at 18:55

  A late night in a Korean Restaurant (complete with a deer running around the table – but that’s another story) isn’t the best preparation for a half marathon.  Neither is sleeping on a plastic more...

Top tips on training for a marathon- Sierra Leone Style!

  • Posted at 14:23

So you’re running in the almighty SLM on May 25th? Great news. You are in for a spectacular day! All the better if you are still jumping around on the beach the following evening, so here’s my first more...

The Marathon Route

  • Posted at 14:21

So what do you have to look forward to about SLM14? Not only will it be one of the most worthwhile and unique races you’ll ever take part in, but, you’ll run through village after village, greeted by more...

Emma Goes Cooking

  • Posted at 14:19

Having been in Sierra Leone a week and eaten the amazing local food that we have for lunch every day I decided it was time to learn how to cook it. The chef at the clubhouse was kind enough to more...