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Take Part in Africa’s Biggest Road Race:
The Great Ethiopian Run

Come and take part in Africa’s biggest road race in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa – an unforgettable experience.

Celebrated as one of the liveliest and most colourful races in the world, the Great Ethiopian Run is Ethiopia’s biggest street party, with over 40,000 Ethiopians and tourists running, walking and dancing their way along the route, led by Ethiopia’s celebrated international runners.

The race attracts participants of all abilities from all over the world. Many international visitors come to run in the race as part of a longer trip to Ethiopia, staying on to visit some of Ethiopia’s historical sites and national parks. Others come as part of school and charity groups, supporting and building relationships with local projects. Some international runners come just for a long weekend, to experience the running culture in Addis Ababa, visit the markets, traditional restaurants, and music venues, enjoying the buzz of one of Africa’s fastest-growing capital cities.

Haile Gebrselassie, Ethiopia’s most famous long-distance runner, founded the race in 2001 and won the initial race. Each year, Haile is at the center of proceedings, greeting and meeting many international participants, hosting an array of famous international athletes attending the race and awarding prizes.

The 2020 TOTAL Great Ethiopian Run will take place on Sunday, 15th November 2020.

You can find out more about participating in the race by clicking here.

If you are interested in organising a group to join the race, the Great Ethiopian Run travel services team can help you. Email Richard Nerurkar at richard@ethiopianrun.org.

 

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