Teachers - Are You Ready For The Sierra Leone Marathon?

Street Child's award-winning Sierra Leone Marathon is an African adventure like no other!  A huge part of our work is training teachers and improving schools and we'd love to share this with UK teachers but know the dates of the Sierra Leone Marathon make it difficult for teachers to join us Makeni.  So for the first time, this year we're offering you a bespoke package for teachers!


With a string of beautiful beaches, sprawling lush green landscapes and one of the warmest welcomes you'll receive anywhere in the world, Sierra Leone is a unique and inspiring place to visit. It is also home to the Sierra Leone Marathon – an incredible five-day adventure that sees you take on a life-changing challenge, help change children’s lives and relax on some of the best beaches West Africa has to offer.

The 2018 teachers trip will take place on 26th - 31st May. You’ll begin your trip by taking on the ultimate challenge - the Sierra Leone Marathon. You'll then spend two days visiting some of the charity’s projects - a unique opportunity to see how your fundraising is changing the lives of children, families and communities across Sierra Leone. 


The Itinerary.

Day One - The Day of the Marathon!

Join hundreds of local runners as you take on the challenge of a lifetime; with distances for all levels from 5km to the full 42km marathon.  The route will see you pass some of the most beautiful scenery in northern Sierra Leone winding through lush green landscapes and local communities. Whether you choose to walk, jog or run you’ll be welcomed by local people and high-fived by children along the route. The race's eclectic atmosphere will carry you towards the finish line as you battle 30-degree heat and 90 per cent humidity. 

Learn more about marathon day >

Day Two. 

Begin the day by travelling through Sierra Leone's lush green landscapes to one of Street Child's remote projects. Meet some of the children living in rural communities who have been given the chance to go to school thanks to support like yours. Learn about our work building schools and training teachers in rural Sierra Leone. Find out what it's like to be a teacher in West Africa, meet our team and enjoy the opportunity to take part in activities - from teaching a class to paper plane making!

Learn more about the project visits >


Day Three.

Today you can explore more of Sierra Leone by getting involved with the hustle and bustle of its towns and cities. Discover the charming town of Makeni, in the morning, visit busy marketplaces and meet the families who have setup businesses so they can support their children's education. In the afternoon, enjoy a workshop with the Street Child team and learn more about our teacher training and rural education programmes. 

Learn more about the project visits >

Day Four & Five. 

Top off this unique travel experience with a relaxing trip to one of Sierra Leone's stunning beaches: a chance to rest and reflect on this once-in-a-lifetime journey. 


The Travel Package.

The 2018 Sierra Leone Marathon will take place on 26th - 31st May 2018. 

We are asking all teachers to fundraise £3,000 between now and the end of the school year to take part in the Sierra Leone Marathon teacher package. Your free travel package will include basic accommodation, return flights from London, three meals per day and all transport in-country including airport transfers to/from Freetown and to project visit sites. Get in touch at slmarathon@street-child.co.uk for more information about our teachers package or to discuss alternative fundraising options.


The Marathon



The Project Visits