Great Ethiopian Run

The 10k event is the biggest running event in Africa with more than 37,000 participants, 500 elite runners and several hundred runners from overseas.

Great Run are proud sponsors of the Great Ethiopian Run and are delighted to continue building upon the 14 year association. The run takes place in the capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, which is 8,000 feet above sea level making it a must do event in the running calendar. Winners of the Great Club Challenge are flown out to Ethiopia to take part in this prestigious international event.

Event location


At a staggering 2,500 metres above sea level, Ethiopia's capital city is a beautiful place to visit. Nestled at the foot of Mount Entoto Addis Ababa enjoys a subtropical highland climate and the temperature is relatively constant throughout the year.

As well as the National Museum of Ethiopia, Mount Entoto and the Holy Trinity Church, Addis Ababa offers visitors the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere and culture provided by its 80 nationalities.

To find out more visit Addis Ababa Tourist Information.

About Addis Ababa, Ethiopia