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
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.
Sunday 20 November 2016 - Abe Gashahun and Foiteyn Tesfaye, both relatively new and unknown young athletes, were the surprise winners of the 16th edition of the Great Ethiopian Run 10km international road race earlier today.
Abe Gashahun won in a tight sprint finish ahead of Kenyan athlete Jorum Lumbasi, who became the first Kenyan male to place in the top three since Nathan Naibei finished 2nd here in 2005. Four athletes had entered the final home straight locked together and Gashahun only clinched victory in the final few metres of the race.
Gashahun who is coached by Haji Ajilo comes from Debre Birhan, 120km northeast of Addis Ababa, and had travelled to the capital yesterday for this race.
“I have competed abroad only twice until now, both times in France. I hope that my win today will give me more opportunities to compete in international races abroad, “he said after the race.
The women’s winner Foiteyn Tesfaye who was also appearing in the race for the first time surprised better known names in the race. Tesfaye runs for the Messebo club based in the northern province of Tigray and is still relatively new to the racing scene in Addis Ababa.
January 20, 2017 The first round of EMA race was conducted last year only engaging the medical professionals in Addis. The second round EMA race will be conducted on April 30, 2017. This time the race will be open to all interested and it covers 5kms. This year’s EMA Moto is RUN THE TALK, family planning for prosperity.
Great Ethiopia Run signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ethiopian Medical Association (EMA) on January 12, 2017 . On the occasion the 100th birthday of the renowned Athlete Wami Biratu
South African distance running legend Hendrick Ramaala will be one of the guests of the 2016 TOTAL Great Ethiopian Run, organisers announced earlier today.
Starting in 1995 Ramaala’s career at the top of world distance running lasted for more than 15 years and included two silver medals at the World Half Marathon Championships in 1998 and 1999. He also ran under 28 minutes for 10,000m on 11 occasions which also included his South African National Record of 27:29, a mark which still stands today.
A regular member of the South African athletics team, Ramaala competed at three Olympic Games. He also holds the best time for a South African runner for the 20km and the half-marathon and the second fastest behind Gert Thys for the marathon with a best time of 2 hours 6 minutes and 55 seconds set in 2006.