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Great Ethiopian Run International 10K

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Race in Africas biggest road race, dubbed as ‘the most exciting race in the world’. With almost 45,000 competitors, it is almost certainly one of the world’s noisiest races and it attracts participants from all over the world. Come for an atmosphere like no other.

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The Great Ethiopian Run organise a number of events throughout the country including the flagship international 10k which attracts up to 45,000 participants.

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Tickets available until Sun Nov 08 2020

What's included:

  • Pre-race pasta party at the official race hotel.
  • Ethiopian music and dance
  • Meet Haile Gebreselassie
  • Race t-shirts
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4.9
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Henok N
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5.0
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.… read more
Did the International 10K in 2018
wow<br />its amuzing incrediable vibe, the wether the people so beautiful, its one can you have in your best memory throgh the world<br />the best thing?<br />yea its improved every year, once you prticipate it will be adiction… read more
Mikiyas k
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5.0
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.… read more
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Route description
Route description

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. Founded in 2001 by one of Ethiopia's most iconic distance runner's - Haile Gebrselassi - who won the inaugural event.

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

With 45,000 participants this is officially the biggest road race in Africa and attracts people from all over the world.

In 2019, the race was the winner of the 'Best International Race' award at the Let's Do This/RW Challenge Awards.

Elite Racers:

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

Henok N
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5.0
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.
Did the International 10K in 2018
wow<br />its amuzing incrediable vibe, the wether the people so beautiful, its one can you have in your best memory throgh the world<br />the best thing?<br />yea its improved every year, once you prticipate it will be adiction
Mikiyas k
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5.0
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.
Abel
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5.0
Did the International 10K in 2018
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Yonas
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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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Logistics and schedule

**Schedule:

Sat 14th

1800:** Pre race pasta party

Sun 15th

0900: Race starts

Please note - All race packs must be collected during the race week from Wednesday 11th November - 14th November.

Race t shirts:

All race t-shirts are produced locally and the organisers 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.

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

Spectators

Spectators are very welcome to come along and soak up the epic atmosphere of the loudest race in the world.

Volunteers

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

Great Ethiopian Run 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: [email protected]

Please include: your contact information, background (area of expertise) & experience as a volunteer.

How to get there

A2, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Location: Meskel Square, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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