World Cup Marathon Challenge

We’re used to our amazing volunteers going the extra mile to change the way street-connected children are seen and treated, but this year they’re going 367 miles – by foot – to share the message of the young people taking part in the Street Child World Cup: The Future Depends On You.

From 1 – 14 June Street Child United volunteers Ben and Sasha will take on their incredible challenge of walking 14 marathons in 14 consecutive days in 14 European cities. By time time they’ve finished they’ll have walked, driven and flown a combined distance exceeding 17,000 miles.

Ben and Sasha are walking in all the European nations playing in the FIFA World Cup, arriving in Moscow on the opening day of the tournament. They will deliver the message created by the young people at the Street Child World Cup to governments, organisations, football clubs and communities in every country they walk through, whilst raising vital funds to enable Street Child United to create a global platform for street-connected young people’s voices.

We’d also love for you to join the team for any leg of the challenge – in London we will be welcomed at Wembley Stadium, The Emirates Stadium, Stamford Bridge and Selhurst Park. You can see the full schedule below.

To find out more, or sign up for a leg, please email

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1 JuneLondon08:00 - Wembley Stadium16:00 - Selhurst Park
2 JuneBrussels08:30 - Manneken Piss16:30 - Anderlecht FC
3 JuneParis07:30 - Park Square Boieldieu15:30 - Chaussee D'antin
4 JuneZurich05:00 - FIFA HQ13:00 - Bleicherweg
5 JuneBelgrade09:00 - Partizan Stadium17:00 - Belgrade Fortress
6 JuneZagreb07:00 - Park Bundek15:00 - The Stadium NK Zagreb
7 JuneBerlin08:00 - Olympiastadion16:00 - State Park Olivaer Platz
8 JuneWarsaw07:00 - Stadion Miejski15:00 - Stadion Miejski
9 JuneCopenhagen12:00 - Park Rigsarkivets20:00 - Park Rigsarkivets
10 JuneReykjavik11:00 - DHL Hollin19:00 - DHL Hollin
11 JuneStockholm14:30 - AIK Football Stadium22:30 - Radisson Blue Royal Park Hotel
12 JuneLisbon14:00 - Jose Alvalade Stadium22:00 - Jose Alvalade Stadium
13 JuneBarcelona11:30 - Camp Nou19:30 - Placa de Charles Darwin
14 JuneMoscow09:00 - Red Square17:00 - Luzhniki Stadium