Welcome to Sierra Leone

The small, West African country of Sierra Leone is a largely undiscovered tropical paradise. Renewed efforts to develop eco-tourism and make travellers aware of the country’s many assets is under way. At Africa Marathons we believe strongly that these efforts deserve the unreserved support of the worldwide running community.

The Sierra Leone Marathon - described as ‘the world’s most worthwhile marathon’ - is the only high profile running event in the country. The run is based around the city of Makeni on both urban and rural roads. The majority of these are hard-packed mud roads, but there is also some tarmac. It takes in some of the most beautiful scenery of northern Sierra Leone. The Sierra Leone Marathon was founded in 2012 and is organised by Africa Marathons' charity partner, Street Child. Africa Marathons will donate a portion of the proceeds from each booking made through this site to the charity. Pre-marathon, runners have the chance to witness first-hand the amazing work the charity undertakes.

You can find out much more about the Sierra Leone Marathon by following the link below. But before you do, we want you to consider making the most of your visit to Sierra Leone and enjoy the many other attractions we can make available to you through our parent company Tailormade Africa.

Bucket List Items

How's your training going for the world's oldest and largest Ultramarathon going? 👀

Only 2 months to go before the legendary Comrades Marathon 2022! 🤩🏃🏃‍♀️

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"Effective training requires hard work, consistency, gradual progression and the appropriately balanced regime. But sometimes there can be a fine line between effective training and over training". 🏃‍♀️🏃

Read our physio, Gemma's blog about Signs and Consequences of Over Training in Runners. 😁

Read the full article here: https://therunnerphysio.com/f/signs-and-consequences-of-over-training-in-runners?blogcategory=Runners+Health

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With Vic Fall marathon coming next week Sunday we thought we would ask Coach Nick his pre-race secret. 🤩

What is your pre-race secret? 
"My secret.. Are you ready.. Okay here it is! I have a race song for every race I run. I’ll listen to this in the build up to the race as well as on race day. It helps me mentally set and prepare for what’s to come." - Nick Bester

Check out more about Coach Nick on our website: https://www.africamarathons.com/coach/

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Are you looking to join a free running club in London that is all about giving locals a sociable environment to meet other runners? 👀 The Putney Running Club is the perfect place to do that. 🤩

There are weekly runs that welcome all levels of runners on some great routes. 🏃🏃‍♀️

So quit waiting around and join the club today. 💪Get all the info you need on their website: https://putneyrunningclub.com
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Five Countries, Six Marathons

The founders and directors of Africa Marathons have over 35 years of combined experience in the Africa travel industry. We promote and offer packages to running events in 5 African countries at present.

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