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 :)



The Making of the Marathon

After my 5 day holiday on the beautiful peninsula beached, including a sejour in Tribe Wanted at Jon Obey, I was well rested and ready to get the painfully anticipated miles under my more...

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Saturday In the mornings, sitting on the veranda, greeted by all who come by - Ow di morning, Ow u sleep. De mornin fine. This afternoon I went to a training session for more...

Getting involved with Street Child

Thursday and Friday work Today I joined the social workers in the first stage of the process of finding street children who need help. The strategy has changed slightly from what has more...

Training in Makeni

Ben, his sister Sarah, Mark, another volunteer and I met up at 6.30 am in order to experience the conditions that we are to expect on the big day. We attempted the 5km route. Makeni, being more...

Good Morning Makeni

Wednesday My first morning in Makeni...woken by the sound of cockerels, my first job, collecting water from the well and heaving back up to the house. There is something quite satisfying more...