Sierra Leone Marathon

Back May 30, 2021 October 18, 2020 Cancelled May 24, 2020 Postponed May 26, 2019 May 27, 2018 May 28, 2017
May 30, 2021 To be confirmed
The event starts at 06:00.

The biggest sporting event in Sierra Leone is BACK!
Voted ‘Best International Event’ at the Running Awards 2017, The Sierra Leone Marathon returns to the streets of Makeni for the 8th edition on 26th May 2019.
It’s the biggest and most celebrated sporting event in Sierra Leone, uniting both local and international runners. People from all over the world sign up to be a part of this event, with all participants helping to raise funds in support of Street Child projects whilst getting the opportunity to meet the children they are fundraising to support.
With the local communities supporting you every step of the way, you’ll get to experience the genuine passion Sierra Leoneans have for the marathon and will receive overwhelming support every step of the race!
You have the choice to run 5K, 10K, half marathon and full marathon through some of the most picturesque landscapes in northern Sierra Leone. You can expect to run on both urban and rural roads – the majority of these are hard-packed mud roads, but also some tarmac.

Typical Day

DAY ONE – Travel by 4×4 convoy to one of Street Child’s remote projects and meet some of the rural school children your participation will be supporting.
DAY TWO – Visit the charity’s urban projects, meeting recipients of our family business grants and visit the street markets of Makeni.
DAY THREE – Take part in workshops with our in-country staff, hearing more about our work. Spend the afternoon watching the incredible amputee football match and relax at Street Child’s own Bar/Restaurant, the Clubhouse.
DAY FOURRACE DAY: Take part in this true ‘race of a lifetime’ through the stunning paths and villages surrounding Makeni.
DAY 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 ‘the world’s craziest and most worthwhile marathon.’


Official website

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Information about the event is available in : English

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]


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Sierra Leone Full Marathon

May 30, 2021 (Sunday)
42.195 kilometers

Sierra Leone Half Marathon

May 30, 2021 (Sunday) - 06:00
21.097 kilometers

Sierra Leone Marathon 10K

May 30, 2021 (Sunday) - 06:00
10 kilometers

Sierra Leone Marathon 5K

May 30, 2021 (Sunday) - 06:00
5 kilometers

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