2 June 2017 – Registration for the 2017 TOTAL Great Ethiopian Run starts on Monday. Participants’ number is increased by 2,000 from last year raising total participants number to 44,000.
Race number with barcode will be given out with the official race t-shirt for each of the 44,000 participants which will be the new feature of the race in its 17th edition. In the past, only the elite athletes which are not more than 500 wear race number. Organizers explained introducing race number for all participants will help control illegal t-shirt production and take legal action. Registration fee has been increased to accommodate the rising cost of staging the event and introduction of the new race number system.
The wave start that was introduced last year has helped to increase participants number and a total of 7,000 places
(green wave) are arranged for participants planning to finish the race in under one hour and will line up ahead of the remaining 37,000 participants that take part on the event to enjoy the carnival atmosphere, jog and walk. The wave color code is changed this year so green wave is for fast runners and red wave is for the joggers and walkers. Registration fee for green wave start is 220birr and 200birr red wave both prices include VAT.
Registration for individual participants will be at the ten Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) branches listed below and participants that have CBE account can register from wherever they are using mobile or internet banking. Participants registering through their organizations can register at the Great Ethiopian Run office providing an official letter from the organization. Last year registration was closed in ten days and organizers expect the same this year as well and advise their customers to register early.
10 CBE registration Centers
1. China Africa Branch (Bole Tike Bld)
2. Africa Avenue Branch (Dembel City center)
3. Nigas Silk Branch (Saris area)
4. Temenja Yaze Branch (Meshualekia)
5. Mexico Branch (Debrework Tower)
6. Mehale Gebeya Branch (Merkato)
7. Arada Branch (Dembel City center)
8. Selassie Branch (Arat kilo)
9. Hayahule Mazoria Branch (Golagul Tower)
10. Gurde Sholla Branch (Gurde Sholla market)
For more information: Great Ethiopian Run Hilina Nigusse 0911601710 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org