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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International 10K
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Calendar
Sun, 15 Nov 2020
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Where and when
Location
A2, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Start times
Sun, 15 Nov 2020
International 10K:
9:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Great Ethiopian Run International 10K
International 10K
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10km
£70.00
Route information
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.
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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How to get there
A2, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Get full directionsExternalLink
Location: Meskel Square, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Event day 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
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Great Ethiopian Run
The Great Ethiopian Run organise a number of events throughout the country including the flagship international 10k which attracts up to 45,000 participants.
View more Great Ethiopian Run eventsExternalLink
Crowds
Spectator Info
Spectators are very welcome to come along and soak up the epic atmosphere of the loudest race in the world.
Backpack
What to bring
Normal running gear is perfect for this event. It will be hot so please drink lots of water.
FAQ's
Where does the pre-race pasta party take place?
The pasta party will be hosted at the official race hotel, the Hyatt regency.
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How much is entry?
Entrance into the event is £70 for international competitors and includes the pre race pasta party.
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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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Where does the pre-race pasta party take place?
The pasta party will be hosted at the official race hotel, the Hyatt regency.
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How much is entry?
Entrance into the event is £70 for international competitors and includes the pre race pasta party.
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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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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.
Hailu Assefa
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4.3
Did the International 10K in 2018
wowits amuzing incrediable vibe, the wether the people so beautiful, its one can you have in your best memory throgh the worldthe best thing?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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5.0
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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Recent Questions
Abdu Bahru
I just missed. Next years event by not buying the tishert at the time.. ia there. Any option that i could get it now?
Stephy Dennis
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! :)
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