Challenge Yourself For Street Child 

Join us in helping some of the world's most vulnerable children to go to school and learn by taking on our award-winning Sierra Leone Marathon or our incredible West Africa Cycle Challenge. By joining our team of epic runners or challengers, you will get regular personal fundraising support and access to training tips, fundraising prizes, plus a Street Child running vest to model.

You can enter as an individual or a team, including a corporate team - just let us know what you're thinking, and we'll personalize your trip for you. If you’re interested in taking on one of our challenges, email challenge@street-child.us or call 510 693 4460.

The Virgin Money
London Marathon 2019

For the first time ever Street Child has places available in the world's most famous marathon! We have a number of spots to give to truly excellent fundraisers who want to run this iconic marathon and raise impressive sums! 

When: 28 April 2019

Where: London, England

How much: $100 registration fee plus fundraising target

Fundraising target: Think big! Let us know how much you think you can raise.


There will be a huge demand for places so get in touch ASAP and let us know how you'll go the extra mile to support Street Child. This is a big fundraising opportunity for us, so note that places will go to the people who plan to raise the most, and can tell us how they'll do that. Find out more or email anna@street-child.us to register interest.

Sierra Leone Marathon

May 2019 [dates to be finalized], Makeni, Sierra Leone

Be among those bold enough to take up this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in one of the world's most unique running events - the Sierra Leone Race Challenge!  Street Child's stunning award-winning Sierra Leone Marathon is the only international marathon where runners are united behind the same fundraising goal and get to meet the children they are fundraising to support.  

Race 5km, 10km, a half marathon or a full marathon distance, while fundraising for street children. Your money will help the world's poorest children access education, many for the first time.

This annual race combines some of the most stunning scenery in West Africa with the kind of hospitality only Sierra Leone can offer. The event provides an incredible opportunity for you as supporters to experience the projects you have been fundraising for first-hand, as well as meet some of the beneficiaries, chill out on a beautiful beach and, of course, run for a fantastic cause! This is a beautiful, friendly, safe country, and you will not regret the experience. Prices and fundraising targets differ quite a bit depending on where you're travelling from, so email us for more information at challenge@street-child.us and/or visit www.sierraleonemarathon.com.

West Africa Cycle Challenge

28 Jan - 3 Feb 2019, Sierra Leone / Liberia

Visit rural schools, learn about our projects, experience the culture - the Street Child West Africa Cycle Challenge is a great way to discover real Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Travelling 300km by bike through lush green landscapes you will have a unique opportunity to visit, meet and draw inspiration from the very children you've been fundraising for.

This is the ultimate cycle adventure. Prices and fundraising targets differ quite a bit depending on where you're travelling from, so email us for more information at challenge@street-child.us and/or visit westafricacyclechallenge.com

Do You Have Your Own Place?

Hundreds of runners have joined the Street Child team and helped to send thousands of children to school. Make your run count. 

If you feel like staying closer to home, why not find a local event to enter instead? You don't have to have a Street Child place to decide to fundraise for us. Once you have chosen your activity, you can set up an online fundraising page to make it easier for friends and family to sponsor you, via Crowdrise.

All entrants will get a running shirt, as long as you raise $50 or more. Register, set up your fundraising page, and get started today! Call us if you have any questions on 510 693 4460.