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Great Ethiopian Run International 10K

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Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

Incredible crowds

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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.

Review summary

4.9
5 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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

H

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

M

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
    £70
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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. 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.

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

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

Kit List

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

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the pre-race pasta party take place?
The pasta party will be hosted at the official race hotel, the Hyatt regency.
How much is entry?
Entrance into the event is £70 for international competitors and includes the pre race pasta party.
What is the race for?
Since its inception in 2001, Haile Gebreselassie has pioneered a movement which has become a vehicle for publicising vital social messages.
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Great Ethiopian Run International 10K weather forecast

22°C
Predicted highs
12°C
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 10mph

Meet the organizer

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

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

  • H

    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.
  • H

    Hailu Assefa

    Did the International 10K in 2018

    wow
    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
  • M

    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.
  • A

    Abel

    Did the International 10K in 2018

  • Y

    Yonas

    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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