9 March 2018 - The UN 2018 Women First 5km annual women only race has tripled participants number as it celebrates its 15th anniversary with 12,000 participants registered. The event which was started to celebrated success of Ethiopian women and mark International Women’s Day (March 8) has become a platform to voice massages focusing on Women. The race slogan this year is ‘Violence free life: it’s my right!’.
One of 17 sustainable development Goals (SDGs) focus on Gender Equality and UN is working with Great Ethiopian Run on the Women's Run to address this.
24 December 2017 – Mesebo athletes Moges Tseumay and Foten Tesfaye are the winners of the Mekelle CBE 75th Anniversary Race in the chilly morning in the capital of Tigiray Region. A total of 3,000 participants started the race. The event is the second race in five region series race which is taking place to mark the 75th Anniversary Commercial Bank of Ethiopia.
5 December – One of the pioneer banks In Ethiopia, the commercial Bank of Ethiopia is celebrating the 75th Diamond Jubilee this year.
Among the various programs that the Anniversary seizes, hosting a colorful race event in five different regional cities, Hawassa, Mekele, Adama, Bahirdar, including Addis Ababa is planned to take place starting 17 December to 1 April, 2018.
Each Race will host a total of 3,000 regional participants and 7,500 in the case of Addis Ababa. The race will have five different types of races. Competition among the 75 years old elders’; Premium customers; branch managers and elite are expected to bring a Varity to the race event.
In addition the winner elite athletes from each region will get the chance to come to the final race to be held in Addis Ababa all costs
17 December 2017 - Hawassa colourfully hosts the first of CBE 75th Anniversary 5 regions Run. Customers and staffs of the bank and the sport family in Hawassa were invited.
President of Commerial Bank of Ethiopia Bekelu Zeleke, President of SNNP Athletics Federation Tefera Molla, Mayor of Hawassa Tewodros Gebiba and Athlete Fantu Migeso who is one of Ethiopia's best 800m Runner where the guests of honour of the event and have handed out the different prizes.
November 23 2017Over 40,000 participants are expected to take part in the 17th edition of the Great Ethiopian Run 10km which takes place in Meskel Square this Sunday. A wave start will again be in operation to accommodate these numbers, the biggest ever for a road race in Africa. The successful introduction of a wave start and a new course route on wider roads in last year’s race has led organisers to believe that numbers could even go beyond 50,000 in the coming years.
Over the past week scores of international participants from more than twenty countries have been arriving in Addis Ababa for the race. Among them is a big delegation from China, including members of the Chinese Athletics Federation and Beijing Marathon Organising Committee. Seventy-four participants from the Irish charity ORBIS are also taking part, as are several other European runners supporting charity work in Ethiopia.