The 21th Edition of women first 5km takes place on March 17th – only 5 days away

75 foreign participants are also expected to take part on the race 12th March 2024- The 21th edition of the Safaricom Women First 5km is just 5 days away, scheduled for next Sunday, 17th March. This year’s event is anticipated to be the largest in its 20-year history, with an expected 16,000 participants, including approximately […]

Negat and Takele takes titles at 2024 Sofi Malt Lake Hawassa Half Marathon

Enyew Negat and Mulat Takele came home as convincing winners of the 2024 Sofi Malt Lake Hawassa Half Marathon that took part earlier today. Their winning times were 62:42 and 75:05, thus failing to improve on the course records of 61:52 and 72:44 set last year. Around 200 elite athletes from Addis Ababa made the […]

Registration for the 2024 Safaricom Women First 5km Officially Opens

“Let’s Invest in Women and Accelerate Progress’’ is the official race message 1st February 2024 – The 21st edition of Women First 5km Race is set to take place on 17th February 2024. With a growing number of participants, this year’s race promises to be the biggest yet, with 16,000 women expected to join in […]

Hawassa gears up for annual half-marathon race under a new name

“February is a great time of the year to run a half-marathon and here in Hawassa we are ready to welcome the Great Ethiopian Run team to stage its annual race.” These were the words of Ato Mekuriya Mershaye, the newly appointed mayor of Hawassa City as he received a visit from the organising team […]

Mehari and Wudu share close connections with Ethiopia’s great champions

If you need proof that running is in the family genes, you need look no further than the men’s winner of last Sunday’s 2023 Sofi Malt Great Ethiopian Run International 10km in Addis Ababa. 18-year old Binyam Mehari is the nephew of former world cross-country champion Gebreegziabiher Gebremariam, who also won this race back in […]

Mehari and Wudu record big wins in 23rd edition

Biniam Mehari was the surprise winner of the 2023 Sofi Malt Great Ethiopian Run International 10km staged on Sunday 19th November 2023, winning the men’s elite race by a staggering 24 seconds and coming within a whisker of beating Deriba Merga’s 17-year old course record with a finishing time of 28 minutes and 18.72 seconds. […]


With just three days remaining to the staging of the 2023 Sofi Malt Great Ethiopian Run International 10km, Great Ethiopian Run has launched a new running app for the race participants, the first ever running app in Ethiopia. The brainchild of two staff members of Great Ethiopian Run coming out of their experiences of using […]


The 2023 Sofi Malt Great Ethiopian Run International 10km is offering a record prize purse of 812,000 Ethiopian Birr (just over USD $14,500.00), an increase of more than 30% on last year’s total and by far the biggest prize purse ever for a road race in Ethiopia. The individual men’s and women’s winners will each […]