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

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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 organisers are making a stronger push for participants to enact online registration using the Telebirr system.

Participant t-shirts will be in two colours: green for those aiming to run under one hour and yellow for those wanting to complete the distance and enjoy themselves. The Yellow Wave places are being sold at 640 birr, while the Green Wave places are priced at 700 birr.

Registration also marks the completion for the race organisers of a busy season confirming a full complement of sponsors for this year’s race. Sofi Malt continues as the race’s headline sponsor, and will again be joined by UNICEF, Dashen Bank, Ethio Telecom (with Telebirr as the new payment partner), Tourism Ethiopia, Ethiopian Airlines and Hyatt Regency. Broadcast partner EBC will again show live coverage of the race. Cheers is the new bottled water sponsor.

This year’s race message “Vaccination for Every Child” has been provided by UNICEF.

Great Ethiopian Run General Manager Dagmawit Amare who has been involved in 19 of the 22 editions of the race to date has regularly spoken about the honour she feels in staging an event that has become a highlight on the country’s national calendar.

“With four months to go, our office staff and event team are as motivated as ever to deliver a memorable experience for all our participants and reflects what is best about our country.”

Online registration for international participants started earlier this year with race organisers hoping that the race will provide a further boost to tourism in Ethiopia, with the race date falling at the start of the peak season for international tourist arrivals.

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