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. […]

GREAT ETHIOPIAN RUN ANNOUNCES RECORD PRIZE PURSE FOR RACE’S 23rd EDITION

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 […]

Registration opens for 2023 Sofi Malt Great Ethiopian Run International 10km

Great Ethiopian Run a race for all – a race owned by everyone 45,000 race places go on sale tomorrow for the 23rd edition of Ethiopia’s annual international 10km road race which this year takes place on Sunday 19th November 2023. This number represents the highest number of places in the race’s history. This year […]

Record 15,000 places set, as registration opens for 2023 Safaricom Women First 5km

United Nations Ethiopia gives race message “My Space, My Right, My Vote” Race organizers of Great Ethiopian Run will launch registration on 27th February for the 2023 Safaricom Women First 5km with a record 15,000 places on offer to participants for the race which this year takes place on Sunday 26th March 2023, four days […]

Ethiopia wins “world’s best 10km” title for the second consecutive year

Ethiopia’s annual international 10km staged in Addis Ababa has been named “the world’s best 10km” for the second year running by the popular and highly respected Runners World publication. In second place was the London Vitality 10,000m and in third place was the Paris 10k. Runners World has put Ethiopia’s flagship race at the top […]