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Street Child organised our first-ever Sierra Leone Marathon in 2012. Since then we have taken over 100 international runners to Sierra Leone to visit our projects, see the impact of their support and take on what Runner's World has described as the 'world's craziest and most worthwhile marathon'. From our first-ever marathon film in 2012 to our 2018 Sierra Leone Marathon advert, watch our films below and get inspired to take on this incredible adventure! 


2012 Sierra Leone Marathon. 

In June 2012, we organised our first-ever Sierra Leone Marathon with a special thanks to Kiln who sponsored the event. 

Hundreds of runners from the UK and beyond travelled to Makeni, Sierra Leone to take on the ultimate African marathon and raised nearly half a million pounds for our work.

2013 Sierra Leone Marathon. 

2014 Sierra Leone Marathon.

2015 Sierra Leone Marathon. 

In 2015 the Sierra Leone Marathon returned to Makeni in October. This year's edition was extremely special as international runners joined to show their support for Sierra Leone following the devastating Ebola outbreak. 

2016 Sierra Leone Marathon. 

118 British runners travelled to Sierra Leone to join over 500 Sierra Leonean competitors in the 5th edition of the Street Child Sierra Leone Marathon.

2017 Sierra Leone Marathon.

In 2017 we were joined by XFilms who donated their time and expertise to capture the spirit of the Sierra Leone Marathon in our first-ever Sierra Leone Marathon advert! 

Inspired to join us in Makeni?

Find out more about what's involved in our unforgettable Sierra Leone Marathon here.