Fri March 17 - Sun December 31, 2023 Chantilly, VA 20151 US
Follow the journey a mother would need to make to take her sick child to Mercy Hospital


Road to Mercy Hospital

$30 28 Miles: This is the journey a mother would have to take her sick child in order to receive treatment at Mercy Hospital.

Road to Samie Village

$35 50 Miles: Samie Village is the community Emmanuel "Nabs" Nabieu grew up in. When the civil war broke out, Nabs was 9 years old and he made this journey from Samie to Bo to find his Uncle. Follow his journey to the city.

Road to Freetown

$40 100 Miles: Want more of a challenge? Sign up for this journey our mission teams take from the capital of Sierra Leone (Freetown) to Bo where our programs are located.

Welcome to the Challenge!


"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Hebrews 12:1


Join Helping Children’s First Virtual Fitness Challenge, the Road to Mercy Hospital! 


This fundraiser is to raise money for HCW’s Global Health Programs. Helping Children Worldwide works with Mercy Hospital in Sierra Leone to provide life-changing medical care to over 10,000 patients a year. HCW also works with global partners through our Together for Global Health network to provide resources and technical advice on global health issues, enabling us to help children worldwide.

In this challenge, you will follow the 28-mile journey a sick child and his mother would have to take from their village (Lemblema) to Mercy hospital. Then, you will travel back to the mother’s home village to convalesce (Fengehun). Along the way, you will pass by some important places in the Bo region. 

If you are looking for more of a challenge, you can sign up for the 50-mile Road to Samie Village or the 100-mile Road to Freetown! In the Road to Samie, you follow the journey 9-year-old Emmanuel "Nabs" Nabieu took when the Civil War broke out from his home village (Samie) to Bo where his Uncle lived. In the Road to Freetown this journey begins from the capital of Sierra Leone (Freetown) to Bo where our programs are located. 

You are encouraged to walk, roll, run, jog, row, pedal, or spiritually sprint wherever you are! You may choose to do this challenge with neighbors, friends, family, church, or on your own. Each person who completes the challenge will receive a small wood carving carved by a Sierra Leonean artist.

Registrants may do the challenge anytime between March 17 and December 31, 2023. 

Make plans to join us today!


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