Great Ethiopian Run is celebrating this year it’s 14th edition of the annual Women First 5km, women only run which was started to mark international women’s day thirteen years ago and highlight contribution of Ethiopian women in the society. Ethiopia is celebrating the International Women’s Day for the 40th time this year, showcasing the country’s long term commitment at the highest level to advancing the women’s agenda.
UN Ethiopia is the title sponsor of the 2017 Women First 5km. A total of 11,000 girls and women are expected to take part in the event. The event has become the biggest women only event in the country where girls and women from all walks of life come together to celebrate the day.