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

Nothing beats a good crowd, and let us tell you, no Cape Town (or Durban or Pietermaritzburg) crowd will be beaten when it comes to race day.

Good vibes, big cheers and all the enthusiasm you could ever wish for. If this doesn’t get you signed up, we don’t know what will 📣
Long distance road racing, the ultimate test and one you won’t regret taking.

We want to know what your ‘two feet achievements’ have taught you 👇

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abbreviation for "fear of missing out": a worried feeling that you may miss exciting events that other people are going to, especially caused by things you see on social media.

Denying this is not a value we choose to uphold. If you too believe you could be as easily swayed, head to our stories to see how it all started. Disclaimer, we can’t promise you too won’t suffer from the fear. What we can promise though, is you won’t regret it. 


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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Whether you are an experienced or novice runner, looking for a new challenge or simply thinking about visiting the continent for the first time, we would love to speak to you!