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Great Ethiopian Run International 10K

Run 10km

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Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

Incredible crowds

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Africas biggest road race and it’s been referred to as ‘the most exciting race in the world’; it is almost certainly one of the world’s noisiest races; and it attracts participants from all over the world.

Review summary

5 Reviews
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Henok N
"Real Great Run and recommend different races/locations where you can run..."


Hailu Assefa
"wow<br />its amuzing incrediable vibe, the wether the people so beautiful, its..."


Mikiyas k
"It was such a great experience to participate and also to volunteer in such..."
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How to enter the Great Ethiopian Run International 10K

  1. International 10k

    Run 10km

Great Ethiopian Run International 10K route

This run will probably also be your highest-ever 10km race: at 2400m above sea level, Addis Ababa is the third highest capital in the world.

The race course for this year’s 10km is unchanged from last year. The start/finish takes place In Meskel Square.

Biggest road race in Africa


Our race enjoys the world’s best elite field of 500 athletes, 200 women and 300 men.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Pre-race pasta party at the official race hotel.
  • Ethiopian music and dance
  • Meet Haile Gebreselassie
  • Race t-shirts
Raceday Logistics

Residents of Ethiopia

Registration for organizations is now closed. Registration for individual residents of Ethiopia has closed on Monday 17 June 2019.

Individual Participant Registration

Individual participants wishing to register for the page can register for our “Running for a Cause” campaign using Amole.

Here is how to get your t-shirts on Amole:

Method 1: Use your mobile phone:

- Using the Amole Wallet application on your smart phone

- Using the USSD code *996# and following the instructions on the screen

Method 2: Use an authorized Amole agent or any Dashen bank branch

Note: Please note that payment through Amole system is possible only when SMS and Internet are operational.


Normal registration is now closed and only charity places available through our official “Running for a Cause” campaign.

For more information contact us

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +251 116 633 646; 635 757; 185 841; 185 842

Fax: +251 116 623 240


Participants must collect their packs in race week from Wednesday 13th November to Saturday 16th November 2019 from the official run desk in the foyer of the Hilton Addis Ababa. The latest time for collection is 6pm on Saturday 16th November 2019.


The pasta party is a nice occasion to meet some of the other international participants. You’ll also get to hear some traditional Ethiopian music and dance, see a traditional coffee ceremony and get to meet the great Haile Gebreselassie himself!




Our entire race t-shirts are produced locally. We always try to get the best possible quality and size quantities for our participants, and work hard in choosing our garment supplier and in developing strong working relationships with them. However, with over 40,000 t-shirts being produced, it is simply not possible for us to control every t-shirt produced to participants experience a drop in quality or a problem with the size of their t-shirt. Major problems are always reported back to our garment suppliers.

How to collect your t-shirt

Once you are registered to participate on the Great Ethiopian Run you need to make sure you keep your receipt in the right place. The official distribution of t-shirts is conducted at the annual sport Expo

Kit List

Normal running gear is perfect for this event. It will be hot so please drink lots of water.


Spectators are very welcome! Join the noisiest race in the world

Volunteers play crucial role in staging our races. At the International 10km as many as 500 volunteers work to make sure everyone has the best experience on race day.

We work with different volunteer groups coming from Rotract Clubs in Addis, Addis Abeba University, Ethiopian Scouts Association and other individuals who would like to contribute to the successful delivery of the race.

If you are a volunteer and want to participate please contact us through [email protected]

Please include: your contact information, background (area of expertise) & experience as a volunteer.
Running for a cause
Great Ethiopian Run, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been using its flagship event, the Great Ethiopian Run 10km International, to support people in need in our community. Our official “Running for a Cause” fundraising campaign serves as the platform to collect donations. Last year we have raised over 1.6 million birr which made the total fund raised in the last five years to over 7.1 Million birr. This year, we have set a fundraising target of 1.7 Million Birr. Great Ethiopian Run has supported financially and promoted the work of different organizations working with vulnerable children, women and the elderly.

Questions & answers

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    Abdu B
    I just missed. Next years event by not buying the tishert at the time.. ia there. Any option that i could get it now?


    Steph E
    Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. If you could please go on the Great Ethiopian Run event page and look at registration under race logistics. Here it will show how you can get your t-shirt! :)

Great Ethiopian Run International 10K weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

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Great Ethiopian Run International 10K reviews (5)

4.9 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

Reasons people recommend this event

Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

Incredible crowds

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    Henok N

    Did the International 10k in 2014

    Real Great Run and recommend different races/locations where you can run official races throughout the year. Be it a 5K, 10K.
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    Hailu Assefa

    Did the International 10k in 2018

    its amuzing incrediable vibe, the wether the people so beautiful, its one can you have in your best memory throgh the world
    the best thing?
    yea its improved every year, once you prticipate it will be adiction
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    Mikiyas k

    Did the International 10k in 2018

    It was such a great experience to participate and also to volunteer in such event. I really want everyone to come and enjoy this great Ethiopian run with us and be a part of a historic event.
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    Did the International 10k in 2018

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    Did the International 10k in 2018

    The best event I have ever participated. Lots of peoples from different part of the world coming together to entertain and run. Its a must participation every year.

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