There’s just one week to go until voting closes on 2017 Running Awards! We’re super excited that the Sierra Leone Marathon has been shortlisted for Best International Event! This is a HUGE opportunity for us to grow our incredible race and keep raising vital funds for some of the world’s most vulnerable children.Read More
With winter looking like it's never going to end there is no better time to get lost in thoughts of a tropical paradise and so.....we are pleased to announce the details of our incredible beach extension to the Sierra Leone Marathon!Read More
It’s cold, grey and wet this February but the wonderful team at the Sierra Leone Marathon have just the treat to get you through the month – we’re relaunching our blog!
To celebrate we thought we’d share with you some of SLM17’s exciting news:
We’ve hit 125 runners!Read More
Pounding the pavements and stopping at traffic lights in London – that’s not why I run. That was merely training, completed in the hope of making the end goal slightly less painful: a goal that would take me out of London and out of England. I was headed to Sierra Leone to run my first marathon....Read More
In recognition of the amazing fundraising efforts of our 2016 runners, awards for the top fundraiser, a fundraising hero and the top fundraising team were given out at our annual Street Child Summer Ball on the 25th June 2016.Read More
The following blog is written by 2016 runner Nina Fitton, the original post can be found on her blog 'HAVE YOU HEARD OF IT?'.
Last month was a pretty exciting one for me. I love to travel, and I enjoy exercise, but in May 2016 I decided to combine the two to form one ginormous challenge: traveling to Sierra Leone, to run a marathon, organised by the charity Street Child, in the town of Makeni.Read More
- Mustafa ‘Eskimo’ Kamara crowned 2016 Sierra Leone Marathon Champion
- More than 600 runners compete in the world’s most ‘worthwhile’* marathon
29th May 2016: 118 British runners travelled to Sierra Leone this week to join over 500 Sierra Leonean competitors in the 5th edition of the Street Child Sierra Leone Marathon.Read More
Sometime around 6am, I awake to the sounds of morning prayer from the nearby mosque. It seems that the loudhailer is broken, so the imam resorts to shouting at the top of his impressive lungs. I realise that I have slept for a full 10 hours, not something I am used to in the sticky air of Sierra Leone. The night has been unusually cool...Read More
Hello runners! Yes, runners. If you have 2 legs, you can run. And from there, the opportunities are endless.
I’m Nic, an Australian that has called London home for the past two and a half years. I am a Brand Ambassador for Nike, as well as a Mountain Ultra Trail Runner. Basically, I like running far longer than the marathon distance, and in some of the most beautiful natural locations in the world. 100 milers are my distance (for now).Read More
The Street Child Sierra Leone Marathon is back and we are hoping to make this year’s race the biggest and best one yet. Can you believe that this will be the fifth Sierra Leone Marathon… where has the time gone!
It has been over 2 months since I left Sierra Leone and once again I’m itching to get back.Read More
The Street Child Sierra Leone Marathon was once described as “the most worthwhile marathon in the world” and I couldn’t agree more.
In its own right SLM is a unique and challenging event as runners are united in one cause, running together and visiting charity projects all to support the amazing work of Street Child.Read More
A lot of work goes into making sure that we provide a safe, secure and exciting experience and so many individuals contribute to this. The event wouldn’t happen without them.
Street Child staff and volunteers, both local and international take on extra responsibilities to their day-to-day jobs to coordinate the whole week. Local stakeholders such as the Red Cross, Police, Army, Sports marshals and Council all pull together to cover the course and the SLM team just generally rock, so thanks to all of them.
I want to share my race day experience with you.Read More
As first light broke on Makeni’s Wusum Hill this morning, around 600 runners lined up to participate in the first Sierra Leone Marathon to be held in the country since Ebola began last year. And it was none other than the President of Sierra Leone that wished those intrepid runners luck for this very special event.Read More
I have been to Sierra Leone to take part in the Sierra Leone Marathon with my family 3 times and all 3 times it has been the most amazing experience. In the first year, when I was 8, I ran the 5km. In the second year, I was 9 and ran the 5km and the third year I was 10 and ran the 5km. I will be running the 5km this year as well.Read More
We have partnered with PT Daniel McCarroll. Here he shares a few tips to help with your Sierra Leone Marathon preparations to ensure you are getting the most out of what you put in.Read More
It has been around 15 months since I left Sierra Leone and that was 15 months too long.
I left after the Marathon in May last year and obviously due to the Ebola crisis it became difficult to return, but I’m certainly glad to be back here now.Read More
Despite everything that has happened, The Sierra Leone Marathon will, as revealed in the Evening Standard, be held for the fourth time, on the 24th October 2015. As ever, the event will return to Makeni in the north of the country in a bid to raise much needed funds, this time of course to support the vital recovery effort.
The marathon is expected to take the same route as in previous years, which poignantly includes running through several villages devastated by Ebola – villages where Street Child has been providing vital aid. There will also be a half-marathon and 5km events as in previous years.Read More