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Only 44 days to go for the 18th edition TOTAL Great Ethiopian Run!

Empower Girls NOW; they are the next LEADERS!

04 October – The 2018 Plan International Children’s races and the ‘RUNNING FOR A CAUSE’ official charity campaign for the 2018 TOTAL Great Ethiopian Run launched today.


Plan International Ethiopia which has been the message sponsor for the several years is also the race massage sponsor for both the 2018 TOTAL Great Ethiopian Run and the 2018 Plan International Children’s Races. This time around the race message is ‘Empower Girls NOW; they are the next LEADERS!

The race mainly works towards bringing children to develop the habit of running from their early stage so that they become fit and more productive in their future. It also insures the fact that the Great Ethiopian Run organizes races that full fills the need across all age group.

On the occasion the Country Director of Plan International Ethiopia, Geraldine Breukers adressed Plan International Ethiopia feels the urgency of empowering girls, who are the next leaders, as a result, puts them at the heart of both our day-to-day activities and long term strategic plans.’ The Director also added ‘Globally we want to directly reach out 100 million girls in our five years strategic plan, which will end in 2022.’

In a related note Great Ethiopian Run stakeholders are expected to be present. Among the program a panel discussion having the Addis Ababa Women and Children affairs Deputy W/o Meron; the newly assigned CEO of the Ethiopian Tourism Organization (ETO) Lensa Mekonnen; the reknown Artist Amleset Muche and other will discuss with in their area of expertise in relation to the race.

What’s new in 2018 TOTAL Great Ethiopian Run?

Based on customers request the Great Ethiopian Run will be starting membership as a new package.



GER has also taken steps to bring more awareness on Safety and will provide various information and technical support as to how participants will make sure that their health status is on the right track before getting into the race. GER is also working on new mechanisms to keep the race clean in collaboration with the participants and other stakeholders.  

The registration for the children’s races will start on Monday 08 October 2018. At the Great Ethiopian Run office and Hilton Addis.

About Plan International 

Founded over 80 years ago, Plan International works in more than 70 countries around the world, including Ethiopia, to empower communities, families and children through Child Centred Community Development (CCCD) approach to advance their wellbeing and equality for girls. Child sponsorship is the basic foundation of the organization. Plan International’s programs in Ethiopia focus on Child Protection, Education, WASH, Food and Economic Security, Emergency Response and Resilience Building issues of gender and disability are also integrated and mainstreamed in all programs.


Approximately 1.6 million customers are served every day at TOTAL's 4,200 service stations in Africa. TOTAL ETHIOPIA was established in 1950 as a petroleum product distribution company. TOTAL ETHIOPIA is also a “responsible citizen” company actively promoting road safety, fighting against malaria, ensuring product quality and developing renewable energies such as solar energy. Total Ethiopia, as part of its social commitment, strives to improve access to energy by making solar lamps available to as many people as possible. TOTAL is committed to supplying its customers with the best quality NIWA solar lanterns branded “Awango by TOTAL.” TOTAL ETHIOPIA has been the title sponsor of the Great Ethiopian Run since 2015.