6 May 2018 – The 12th edition of the Europe Day children races was held successfully with a total of 2,200 participants. The event had various entertainment components including a performance from two siblings who has donated their violin and piano skills on a VCD for children who are suffering from Cancer. Ethiopis was also the highlight of the day among other entertainment programs. Haile Gebreselase; EU Ambassador Johan Borgstam and other invited guests were part of this colorful event.
15 April 2018 – Ethiopian Medical Association run held this year with the motto ‘Run for quality’. This race mainly focuses to bring change on the current practice on quality of medical service in Ethiopia. The race will also help to to increase awareness of the message on non communicable diseases and also bring the medical society and the general public one step closer.
11 March 2018 - Athlete Tsehaye Gemechu wins the UN 2018 Women First 5km in a time of 16.05.52 sprinting 15m ahead of Debash Killal & Yenenesh Tilahun who finish second and third in a time of 16.09.16 and 16.09.48 respectively. A toatl of 110 club and individual athletes have competed for the 15,000birr top place cash prize. A total of over 70,000 birr is given out to the winners as a prize and all top ten winner will collect cash prize.
Close to 9,000 women finish the race although twelve
21 March 2018 – Great Ethiopian Run (GER) in connection with 2017 TOTAL Great Ethiopian Run 10 km International , has been working on a fundraising campaign with the slogan ‘Running for a Cause’ to help people in need. In the 17th edition of the annual event, a record number of 44,000 participants have taken part and each year the money raised for charity is getting bigger.
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.