18 March 2017 - Great Ethiopian Run in addition to its flagship 10k International race organizes a number of annual races in Addis Ababa and different regions in Ethiopia. The race in Hawassa has been the only annual regional event it organizes outside of Addis Ababa.
Hawassa Half Marathon will take place on 23 April 2017 and in addition to the half-marathon it will also have 7km and children races. It’s the 6th edition of the event where it took place from 2010-2014 for five years and was interrupted for two years. Today the Great Ethiopian Run has signed a three year Memorandum of Understanding with the Hawassa City Administration in the presence of Mayor of Hawassa HE Tewodrow Gebiba who commented “we want to promote our city and support tourism and we are confident our partnership with Great Ethiopian Run will help us to do that”
12 March 2017 The 14th edition of the annual womens-only 5km run took place earlier today. With sponsorship from the UN and with the slogan “Because She Can..” the event saw a record number of 8,000 women finishers, with around 11,000 having earlier registered for the run.
The UN gave support for the event, believing that the run would strengthen society-wide efforts to promote gender eequality, the 5th of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).
Athlete Degitu Azmeraw won the race in a time of 15:53.8. Abeba Tefera and Mihater Tefera were second and third place finishers. Amakelech Lulu is the winner of the icon women completion finishing the race in time of 30:54.1.Biruktawit Getahun (Bety G) and Fitsum Tesgaye where second and third place finishers where a total of 30 icon women take part. Rico Meneisa is the winner of the diplomats’ competition. Now in its 14th
February 2, 2017- Great Ethiopian Run launched the 14th edition of its annual WOMEN FIRST 5km at Capital Hotel and Spa. The title sponsor of this year’s run is the UN Ethiopia. The UN Ethiopia is using the 2017 women first Run to promote the theme “Because She Can” to celebrate women’s achievement, courage and strength.
The UN 2017 women First 5km is planned for
13 February 2017 – the 34th Janmeda International Cross Country Championships was staged successful at the weekend. Great Ethiopian Run was asked to help stage the event and did help event management of the event mainly on three areas: EBC LIVE coverage team assistance, race operation including setup and prize ceremony.
The event serves as the national team selection for next month's world cross-country championships in Kampala, with races staged across both junior and senior age groups. This year a mixed relay was also added to the program. The Ethiopian Athletics Federation recognized the involvement of the GER team by presenting a Certificate of Recognition for their support. See the result below:
December 8, 2016 – Great Ethiopian Run in relation to its annual 10 km run, has been working on a fundraising campaign under the name ‘Running for a Cause’ to help those who are less fortune. On this year’s event, Great Ethiopian Run Planned and achieved raising 1.5 million birr. The FDRE Ministry of Women & Children Youth Affairs selected four beneficiaries for this year. The donation ceremony was held at one of the charity organizations called the Sebeta Getesemani Nunnery. The other three organizations benefiting from this year’s campaign are: Muday Association, Gambella Region Women Association & Ra’ey Letewlid.