The 5th Sierra Leone Marathon Is Here!

SLM16 Race Director, Mark Maughan returning from a run with Adidas 26ers

SLM16 Race Director, Mark Maughan returning from a run with Adidas 26ers

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.

After a busy few months up in the North East of England, which involved spending a lot of time entertaining my young nephew, it is now back to business and I’m running (literally) all over London to spread the word of SLM. So far I have joined seven different running clubs in and around the city:

  • Putney Running Club
  • Runner’s Need, Strype street runners
  • London City Runners
  • London Marathon Store Adidas 26ers
  • Nike Town Run Crew
  • Sweatshop, Trump street runners
  • London Hash House Harriers

Feel free to come and join me on any of their runs as part of your training, or if you are already a member please come and say hello!

If you have already participated in what Runner’s World described as “the most worthwhile marathon in the world”, then fancy doing it again? If not, what are you waiting for? Register now to take on the challenge of a lifetime this year. On the day there is a 5km, 10km, half marathon and full marathon so that everyone of all abilities can take part in this amazing experience!

If you are concerned about training and running in tough conditions or fundraising for the first time, then do not worry; the SLM team are here to help. We plan regular meet ups to keep you updated, our fundraising team can help you think of inventive fundraising ideas and we encourage you to come along to some of our training runs –check out our calendar of free running groups in London!

If you are still undecided, then why not come along to the Street Child Fun Run on Sunday 28th February in Putney to meet SLM veterans and new runners.

See you in Makeni on 29th May!

Tenki Ya,