Sierra Leone Marathon wins Best International Event at the Running Awards 2017

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.

From its humble beginnings as a slightly wacky idea that took seed in a Caffe Nero in Clapham Junction five years ago, the Sierra Leone Marathon has grown to be our flagship fundraising event raising over £1.5m for Street Child. 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 Sierra Leone Marathon is returning to Makeni for its sixth edition this year; we already have our largest ever number of international runners and the race is set to be the best yet. If you want to join us in Sierra Leone and experience this incredible adventure with the marathoners, the half marathoners, the 10k and 5k runners and our amazing volunteers you can sign up to come with us today.