The Great Ethiopian Run Parade


As the New York Times entitled, Ethiopia is indeed a “running mecca.” It is a privilege which Ethiopia earn on account of numerous, historical and glorious successes in the Athletic sports ground by many incomparable Ethiopian Athletes.  Abebe Bikila, Haile Gebrselassie, Derartu Tulu, Kenenisa Bekele, Tirunesh Dibaba and Meseret Defar are few from the long list of Ethiopian Athletes (women and men), whom gloriously inscribe Ethiopia and their name on the history of Athletics success.


The Great Ethiopian Run is the largest road race in Africa which invites more than 30,000 participants every year. It is becoming one of the most interesting events in the Ethiopia travel adventure for many. Since its commencement in 2001, Great Ethiopian Run presented over 80 races in different parts of Ethiopia.


The Great Ethiopian Run is an event management company which organize races in Ethiopia along with charity purposes. The 2013 Great Ethiopian Run staged in Addis Ababa on November 24, 2013. It was a 10 km run through the streets of Addis Ababa.


thegreatethiopianrun5The usual and interesting scenario of this event is the fact that most of the participants are Ethiopians themselves who walk, jog or run and sing different kinds of Amharic songs along the way. And the definite plus is that many of the participants express their creative impulse in the most entertaining and colorful ways which provides The Great Ethiopian Run its very own flavor.


There are many and varied festivals and events which are held throughout the year in Addis Ababa and Ethiopia, and the Great Ethiopian Run is an event that provides an achievable challenge, plenty of entertainment, a chance to experience some of Ethiopia’s tourist attractions and of course a rewarding incentive that is “running for a cause”… along the way.


Run with Ethiopia!

About Sara Genene

I am a traveler... on an endless journey of self-discovery!
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3 Responses to The Great Ethiopian Run Parade

  1. Fascinating and the photos are so beautiful!


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