It’s with an enormous amount of pride and pleasure that we can announce that the Sierra Leone Marathon has won the Best International Event at the Running Awards 2017!
In a hugely competitive field that included World Marathon Majors like the Berlin Marathon and the epic Marathon Des Sables, the Street Child Sierra Leone Marathon took home the top prize.
Each year the Running Awards celebrates the world’s best and greatest marathons; to have triumphed in such a competitive field speaks volumes about our incredible marathon. With the vote decided by runners and supporters, we wanted to thank each and every one of you for taking the time to vote for us.
The Sierra Leone Marathon has grown from a small event in 2012 to be street Child's flagship fundraising event raising over £1.5m. We’ve had over 400 international runners from all corners of the globe and in Sierra Leone the profile of the marathon has grown to become the country’s biggest sporting event.
The sixth edition Sierra Leone Marathon took place in Makeni on the 28th of May, with 170 international runners and a few hundred runners from all over Sierra Leone. The runners went for different distances, between 5k and 42k! A big thanks to all runners, especially those who raised money for our projects, and all volunteers that made this even to a succes - tenki tenki!