Tsige Gebreselama chases second title at 2023 Safaricom WOMEN FIRST 5km

22 March 2023 – Tsige Gebreselama who last month finished 2nd to Beatrice Chebet over 8km at the World Cross Country Championships in Bathurst, Australia returns to action in Addis Ababa on Sunday when she attempts to win her second title at the WOMEN FIRST 5km race, having won her first title back in 2020. […]

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 […]

Fentaye Belayneh takes second successive win at 2022 Safaricom WOMEN FIRST 5km

13 March 2022 – the 19th edition of Ethiopia’s popular women’s-only run returned to its normal size and was staged amid great fanfare in Bole, Addis Ababa earlier today. Just short of 7,500 participants took part in the race, including elite athletes, ambassadors, and Ethiopia’s Icon Women. The first prize of 50,000 birr was won […]

Fentaye Belayneh takes second successive win at 2022 Safaricom WOMEN FIRST 5km

Fantaye Belayneh of the Adidas Development Group running club equalled the course record in winning the Sofi Malt WOMEN FIRST 5km held in Addis Ababa earlier today.  Belayneh’s winning time of 15:19 saw her finish 6 seconds clear of Medhin Gebrselassie from the Bank Sport Club who had finished 2nd in the 2020 Total Great Ethiopian […]

Registration goes quickly for 2022 Safaricom Women First 5km

25 February 2022 –  With more than five thousand places already taken, registration for the 2022 Safaricom Women First 5km taking place on Sunday 13th March 2022 has gathered pace and it looks likely that all 10,000 places will be taken within the coming week.  Keeping the race entry fee at just 300 birr has […]