Great Ethiopian Run wins “Best International Running Event”

26 Sep 2019

Following a public vote, the Great Ethiopian Run has won the “Best International Running Event” award of The Challenge Awards.

Let's Do This International Running Awards Badge for Great Ethiopian Run

Dubbed ‘the Oscars of the endurance industry’, The Challenge Awards is organised by one of the world’s biggest online entry platforms Let’s Do This in partnership with Runner’s World, the biggest specialist running magazine.

In the international race category, Great Ethiopian Run was shortlisted against other race events such as the famous New York City Marathon and the Boston Marathon, the Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town and the City2Surf road race in Sydney. With 56% of the vote, the Great Ethiopian Run came out top.

The Challenge Awards ceremony will take place on 18th October at the prestigious Queens Club in West Kensington, where winners will be joined by special guests including athletes, industry leaders, and the press. Dagmawit Amare, Strategic and Innovations Manager at Great Ethiopian Run will receive the award and will be accompanied by Ambassador Fesseha and Former British long distance runner, Richard Nerurkar, who is also the Race’s International Consultant.

The Great Ethiopian Run is an annual 10-kilometre road running event held in Addis Ababa and is the biggest road race in Africa. 45,000 participants are expected to take part in the 2019 edition, which will be on 17th November 2019.

It is also one of the liveliest and most colourful races in the world and is often referred to as Ethiopia’s biggest street party.

More than 600 international participants took part in the race last year with many staying for several days to tour Ethiopia.

You can find out more about participating in the race by visiting the Race’s website at http://bit.ly/GER-2019.

International participants can register for the race as individuals at www.q-buster.co.uk.

If you are interested in organising a group to join the race, the Great Ethiopian Run organisers can help you. Email richard@ethiopianrun.org.

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