Sierra Leone Marathon & Cycle Challenge 2024 - Euro

      Makeni, Sierra Leone

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      Street Child
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      12 reviews
      May 1 - 6, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 150
      Sierra Leone Marathon & Cycle Challenge 2024 - Euro
      Makeni, Sierra Leone

      Street Child
      • Email address verified
      12 reviews

      May 1 - 6, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 150

      About this trip

       Join us in Sierra Leone for an epic three- or five-day adventure. 


      Choose to run or cycle off the beaten track, discovering the beauty that Sierra Leone has to offer. Winding through tropical jungle and local villages, the varied routes will showcase some of the most stunning scenery that Northern Sierra Leone has to offer. 


      From a brand-new full and half marathon course to a 10K or 5K option, there is something for all running abilities. This year we are launching an incredible 70km cycle for those of you who want to take on a different type of challenge. 


      Regardless of the distance you complete, each race will provide you with a unique perspective on this beautiful country, as well as a challenge for body and mind.


      This trip is so much more than just an awesome event. You will have the opportunity to explore Northern Sierra Leone with like-minded individuals, attend workshops and discover more about Street Child's work. 


      Your epic racing adventure will begin at dawn, starting and finishing at Wusum stadium in Makeni, where you will receive a hand-carved medal and a cold beer or fresh coconut! 


      After a well-deserved rest that evening, you then have the option to take a triumphant flight home or continue your journey to one of Sierra Leone’s tropical beaches. Here, you can spend time relaxing or take the opportunity to get to know your fellow heroes from around the world.


      However you design your trip, one thing is certain: the Sierra Leone Marathon & Cycle Challenge will provide the adventure you are looking for.

      What’s included

      • Airport Transfer
      • Transport (in-country)
      • Accommodation
      • Project Visits
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      • Drinking Water
      • Race Entry
      • Race Shirt & Medal
      • Medical Team Support

      What’s not included

      • Flights
      • Visa
      • Sierra Leone Airport Tax
      • Travel Insurance
      • Vaccinations

      Available Packages

      SLM24 - Basic - 3 nights

      Basic - 3 nights

      Friday 3rd May until Monday 6th May 2024


      All transport, catering and accommodation included for 3 nights. 

      The accommodation is a basic and simple style room with private bathroom and a mosquito net will be provided.

      Electricity supply is limited.
       

      There is water for washing but running water may be limited. No WIFI. 

      There are no lobby/ common areas. 
      Breakfast will be provided via delivery and all drinking water is provided throughout your stay. 


      This is a shortened itinerary with only one day of project visits included and little time to rest - we highly recommend the 5 night package if you wish to gain a better understanding of Street Child's work and explore Sierra Leone more. 

      €469
      Deposit: €100
      SLM24 - Standard - 3 nights

      Standard - 3 nights

      Friday 3rd May until Monday 6th May 2024


      All transport, catering and accommodation included for 3 nights. 

      The accommodation is a simple room with private bathroom.
       

      There is electricity, running water and air conditioning (subject to there being no supply issues in the hotel).
       

      A mosquito net is provided.
      There is WIFI in the lobby.

      Breakfast provided by the Hotel
      and and all drinking water is provided throughout your stay. 


      This is a shortened itinerary with only one day of project visits included and little time to rest - we highly recommend the 5 night package if you wish to gain a better understanding of Street Child's work and explore Sierra Leone more. 

      €699
      Deposit: €100
      SLM24 - Premium - 3 nights

      Premium - 3 nights

      Friday 3rd May until Monday 6th May 2024


      All transport, catering and accommodation included for 3 nights. 

      The accommodation is a comfortable room with private bathroom.
       

      There is electricity, running water and air conditioning (subject to there being no supply issues). 
      A mosquito net provided.
       The hotel has a pool and bar to relax in during down-time. 

      Breakfast provided by the Hotel
      and all drinking water is provided throughout your stay. 

      The premium package is the most comfortable package option.


      This is a shortened itinerary with only one day of project visits included and little time to rest - we highly recommend the 5 night package if you wish to gain a better understanding of Street Child's work and explore Sierra Leone more.
       

      €1,179
      Deposit: €100
      SLM24 - Basic - 5 nights

      Basic - 5 nights

      Wednesday 1st  May until Monday 6th May 2024


      All transport, catering and accommodation included for 5 nights. 

      The accommodation is a basic and simple style room with private bathroom and a mosquito net will be provided.​

      Electricity supply is limited.​ 

      There is water for washing but running water may be limited. No WIFI. ​

      There are no lobby/ common areas. ​Breakfast will be provided via delivery and all drinking water is provided throughout your stay. 

      €579
      Deposit: €100
      SLM24 - Standard - 5 nights

      Standard - 5 nights

      Wednesday 1st May until Monday 6th May 2024


      All transport, catering and accommodation included for 5 nights. 


      The accommodation is a simple room with private bathroom.  


      There is electricity, running water and air conditioning (subject to there being no supply issues in the hotel).  


      A mosquito net is provided. There is WIFI in the lobby.  


      Breakfast provided by the Hotel and and all drinking water is provided throughout your stay. 

      €935
      Deposit: €100
      SLM24 - Premium - 5 nights

      Premium - 5 nights

      Wednesday 1st May until Monday 6th May 2024


      All transport, catering and accommodation included for 5 nights. 


      The accommodation is a comfortable room with private bathroom.

        

      There is electricity, running water and air conditioning (subject to there being no supply issues).  A mosquito net provided.  The hotel has a pool and bar to relax in during down-time.  

       

      Breakfast provided by the Hotel and all drinking water is provided throughout your stay. 

      The premium package is the most comfortable package option.

      €1,525
      Deposit: €100

      Available options



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      Reviews

      DP
      Had a lovely time and fantastic experience. The beach was fantastic, Sadly not beach front accommodation me but lovely anyway. Would absolutely recommend
      By Dhara P for Sierra Leone Marathon & Cycle Challenge 2024 on May 23, 2024
      A very intensive trip: A deep dive into Street Child's work in Sierra Leone, insights into local culture and meeting local people, an inspiring group of international charity runners, a vibrant (and hot) race day, complemented by a relaxing day in a nice beach resort - and all of this perfectly organized by a highly engaged Street Child team!
      By Kerstin M for Sierra Leone Marathon & Cycle Challenge 2024 - Euro on May 17, 2024
      Had to most incredible experience! First time travelling by myself outside of Europe. Met so many like minded people, it was an unforgettable experience and learnt so much! Amazing and friendly staff that made you feel safe!
      By Walter F for Sierra Leone Marathon & Cycle Challenge 2024 on May 16, 2024
      I participated in the cycling challenge of the SL Street Child Marathon Event 2024 and had a great time. It was a beautiful route and a great opportunity to participate in the event by bike. However, the initial announcement that we will ride in a group together was not realised unfortunately. We were rather scattered in small groups. I would have preferred to actually ride in a group for more team spirit, joy, and safety. All in all, thanks for the great experience. I will sign up again and look forward to meeting new biking buddies :).
      By Christina D for Street Child Sierra Leone Marathon on May 15, 2024
      I had the most wonderful time in Makeni and Tokeh with Street Child as part of the 2024 Challenge. Everyone at Street Child is so knowledgeable about the culture and area it immediately puts you at ease. They plan wonderful trips (and of course the amazing cycle/run challenges) in difficult environments so that you get maximum exposure to the people and cutlure of Sierra Leone and see what the charity does. The whole team are full of enthusiasm and a can do attitude, wanting you to share their love of the country with them. Each of the inevitable 'curveballs' were dealt with by the team with grace, knowledge and a smile, turning any issue into an adventure that is quickly put back on track! I would highly recommend travelling with the Street Child crew at any time!
      By Georgie H for Sierra Leone Marathon & Cycle Challenge 2024 on May 13, 2024
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