“100 Million Reasons to work together for girls”
12 October 2017 – In just over six weeks’ time the 17th and biggest-ever edition of the Great Ethiopian Run 10km will hit the streets of Addis Ababa, known around the world as one of the world’s great running capitals. With a total of more than 48,000 participants including 3,500 children, the race remains Africa’s biggest road race and is this
year promoting the message “100 Million Reasons to work together for girls”. This message has special resonance for Plan International, the sponsors of the children’s races, as Plan International has been working tirelessly to promote girls issues and women and has become well-known for its support of this cause.
2017 Plan International Children Races
The 13th edition of the children races will be staged on the eve of the Great Ethiopian Run10km with races for girls and boys across three age categories (under 5, 8 & 11). In addition there will be children with disability races in four different categories (visual, intellectual, physical and hearing). Registration opens on Monday 16th October and is expected to close quickly. You can register at either the Great Ethiopian Run Office in Bole or the Hilton Addis Ababa (9am-5pm).
Running for a Cause
“Running for a Cause”, the official fundraising campaign for 2017 Total Great Ethiopian Run, aims to raise over 1.6 million birr this year for its four beneficiary organizations selected by the Ministry of Women & Children Affairs supporting children, women and the elderly. Over the past five years the campaign has benefitted 32 different organizations, raising a total of 9.9 million Birr.
Post Event Concert
On the afternoon following the Great Ethiopian Run 10km a new post-race event is being staged in the grounds of the Ghion Hotel. The Great Ethiopian Concert will bring together prominent international and local musicians for an afternoon concert, where race participants will receive discounted entry. The concert is also open to the public.
A total of 14 races in Addis Ababa and different regions of Ethiopia are planned by Great Ethiopian Run race organizers over the coming year.