About Women First Run
Started in 2004, the same year as the Athens Olympic, to recognize the achievements of Ethiopia’s great female athletes and to support the broader changes regarding the role of women in Ethiopia’s economic and social life, initiated a new women’s – only running event called WOMEN FIRST. More than 100,000 girls aged from 5-75 have taken part in these races since the first edition in May 2004. The women first race has grown to be the biggest women only race in Ethiopia and one of the biggest in Africa. This race that Stages to mark the international women’s day (March 8) has become a celebration of the overall contribution of women in the society and country’s development.
2019 - The 16th Edition of the Annual Women First 5km women only run will be held on 10 March, 2019.