Route Information

Find out more about the exciting new running and cycling routes for the Sierra Leone Marathon and Cycling Challenge 2025. All routes are available for download.

Join hundreds of other runners as you take on this fast-paced fun run around Makeni city centre, the electrifying atmosphere is a great way to start your day.


Two loops of the 5km course, this is your opportunity really take in what Makeni city centre has to offer.

Half Marathon - 21km

Skirt the edges of the famous Wusum Hill, using it as your focal point as you pass over the iconic railway track and through some of the villages that have supported SLM since the very start.

Full Marathon

Take on this full marathon course and tackle 42km over new terrain. The route tells a fascinating story about the history of Sierra Leone, passing by one of the key junctions targeted during the war, through the village of Kamoriah that was devastated by Ebola and near to the home of the former president. You will feel like you are part of a real adventure around Sierra Leone while running through the beautiful jungle.

75km Cycling

Something new and exciting for cyclists, this course is designed to test you with a mix of hills on the tarmac and technical descents on the trails. You will be guided throughout as you explore the surrounding area of Makeni.