As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility, we use our flagship 10km race as a vehicle for fundraising to support needy people in our community.
Over the past 16 years our annual fundraising campaign known as “Running for a Cause” has raised more than 16 million Ethiopian Birr (more than USD $300,000) and has also raised awareness about the work of our beneficiaries.
Our annual fundraising target is typically between 500,000 and 1,000,000 birr.
Sometimes we receive the support of international organisations and international participants who partner with us in support of our beneficiaries.
Last year our beneficiary organisations were a youth athletics project working with disadvantaged teenagers to improve their personal development and the “Grace Center for Children and Families” supporting parents, orphans and juvenile delinquents.
Great Ethiopian Run uses different fundraising methods to achieve its fundraising goals. We recognise that offering help to others is not an easy deed. We would therefore like to offer our heartfelt thanks to all who have supported us in this campaign.