2023 GO FOR GOLD WITH SOFI MALT
Ready, set, GO FOR GOLD!
We are excited to announce the 2nd edition of our Go For Gold with Sofi Malt a Fitness Challenge. This 4 week challenge will start on 9th July and will run EVERY SUNDAY until 30th July.
The run will start from Haile Grand Hotel, covering a distance of 7KM
Are you ready to take on the challenge and earn your Golden Certificate by running 60KM in 4 weeks? If not, you can still earn your Silver Certificate by running 40KM in 4 weeks. The choice is yours, but remember, only 300 places are available, so register now before it’s too late!
For those who are interested, the registration fee for 4 Sundays is 800 Birr. However, if you are a member of the Great Ethiopian Run, you are entitled to a 50% discount and the fee will be 400 Birr.
Go Green 2022-23 Plan
ACTION 1: WE WILL MINIMISE CARBON EMISSIONS
We are promoting “3km of walking per day” to get us all to think more about walking in place of making short car journeys.
We encourage participants living in close proximity (3km radius) to race venue to walk to and back from race venue on race day.
We are also encouraging our participants to use public transport and shared car transport for arriving at and returning from the race.
We will deploy electric cars to lead the elite race.
ACTION 2: WE WILL RECYCLE WHEREVER POSSIBLE
As in the past year’s race, we have used recyclable (eco-friendly) materials in the production of our race t-shirts & goody bags. We have continued our partnership with PETCO to collect and recycle all plastic bottles and other rubbish consumed and produced on race day.
ACTION 3: WE WILL ENCOURAGE DISPOSAL OF RUBBISH
Rubbish bins will be placed along the race course every 250m.
We’ll also put more portable toilets on race course
ACTION 4: WE WILL USE LESS PLASTIC
This year we are using a lighter water bottle for participants to make it easier for recycling. Our goody bag is also made of a non-plastic material which can be reused for shopping by participants.
ACTION 5: WE WILL USE LESS PAPER
We no longer use paper for registering participants. All registration has been done electronically.
Participants also receive their race magazine electronically in place of printed magazines.
We use more e-posters, e-fliers, e-invites
Re-use scrap papers for internal communication purposes
We put a disclaimer: “think about the environment before you print this email” on all our electronic communications as a reminder to our stakeholders.
ACTION 6: WE WILL WORK TO CREATE AWARENESS ABOUT ENVIRONMENT
Putting Go Green logo on every promotional materials
Scheduled (weekly/monthly) posts on social media about environment and GER’s Go Green 5 strands
Run social media campaigns to Teach/Train/Encourage people not to throw rubbish in their day to day activities
We invite all our participants and stakeholders to join us in this campaign and to contribute positively to the sustainability of our environment.
Volunteers play crucial role in staging our races. At the International 10km as many as 500 volunteers work to make sure everyone has the best experience on race day.
We work with different volunteer groups coming from Rotaract Clubs in Addis, Addis Ababa University, YMCA, Red Cross and other individuals who would like to contribute to the successful delivery of the race.
If you are a volunteer and want to participate please contact us through Dagim@ethiopianrun.org.
Please include: your contact information, background (area of expertise) & experience as a volunteer.