35,000 runners expected at 10th Great Ethiopian Run on Sunday

November 16th, 2010 | by addis portal |

Addis Ababa– 35,000 runners are expected to take part in this Sunday’s 10th Anniversary of the Great Ethiopian Run here. This indicates a slight increase from last year when 33,000 runners took part in the biggest road race in Africa.This year’s event is sponsored by Ethiopian Airlines and is named Ethiopian Airlines Great Ethiopian Run.

International 10k

The International 10k run, which attracts big name athletes and media from abroad, is the main event of the race.

The race’s ambassador is Haile Gebrselassie who has been instrumental in the success of the event-managing organization known as Great Ethiopian Run, credited with the birth of mass-participation running in Ethiopia.

To register online follow the link: 2010 Great Ethiopian Run International 10k

Plan Ethiopia Children’s Races

Every year in conjunction with the international 10k a series of races for children are staged on race day eve – this year on Saturday 20th November 2010. The races are for children aged 11 years and under (under 11 and under 8) with separate races for boys and girls.

Race participants receive a T-shirt at registration and a finisher’s medal at the finish.

To register online follow the link: 2010 Plan Ethiopia Children’s Races

About Great Ethiopian Run

Great Ethiopian Run, an independent NGO with the mission of staging mass-participation running events in Ethiopia, was started in 2001.

In recent years our focus has been on taking mass-participation races to all corners of Ethiopia; developing capacity in the office and event teams which are staffed by Ethiopians; and working with sponsors on a range of publicity campaigns.

Since its inception in 2001 Great Ethiopian Run has staged more than 58 races in different parts of Ethiopia.

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