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 :)



Reasons 16 - 22 to support Sierra Leone's first marathon

#16 Running can improve your sleeping habits! Several studies have shown that runners have a greatersleep efficiency, defined by the amount of time you are actually asleep compared with the more...

Motivated by Kiln colleagues

So with 89 (yikes 89!!!) days to go and the flights booked, the training for running this first ever marathon in Sierra Leone has intensified! As a novice marathon runner I was pretty blasé more...

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Why should you participate in the Kiln Sierra Leone Marathon? "Sierra Leone celebrates 50 years of independence from the UK this year. How can we use this fact in fund raising?" more...

Chance to run 'too good to turn down'

Hi, for anyone that doesn't know me my name is Ben McGeown and I work in the Binding Authorities Group team here at Kiln. Over the next couple of months I'll be more...

Getting into my stride

Hi, my name is Simon Bianco and I'm training to be an Energy Underwriter at Kiln. I've never written a blog before, run a marathon, or been to Sierra Leone - so now is as good a time more...