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 […]

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 […]

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. […]


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 […]

Great Ethiopian Run announces 2023 charity campaign and children’s races

Press Release – Thursday 5 October 2023 At the launch of the 2023 ‘Running for a Cause’ charity campaign Great Ethiopian Run will announce that it is partnering with UNDP to support the FOR HER BUSINESS initiative to support and rebuild the livelihoods of women who have suffered as a consequence of the troubles in […]