The Virgin Money London Marathon 2019

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Why run for Street Child?

From the dusty paths of Makeni, Sierra Leone, to the iconic scenery of the London Marathon, runners have helped raise millions for Street Child to support thousands of the world's most marginalized children to go to school. Your fundraising helps Street Child reach more incredibly vulnerable children so that they can go to school and learn. You can read more about how your running supports our work here.

If there's one thing Street Child knows, its running. We've been organizing our very own Sierra Leone Marathon for seven years now, so we know what it takes to get you across the line!


Street Child runners will get dedicated support for both running and fundraising - we're here to ensure you have the best run of your life. From training plans and fundraising resources to help you smash your target, to cheer stations, the best-looking vest on race day and a post-race party, we want to celebrate this iconic run, and your incredible support, with you.

Most importantly, though, from wintry training runs and carb-loading to crossing that finish line, know that as part of #TeamStreetChild, every step you take, and every dollar you raise, will help some of the world's most vulnerable children to go to school and learn.