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Great Ethiopian Run Weekend

  • Run in the land of runners on the roof of Africa!
  • 2-day package including race registration, transport, hotel and city tour
  • Why not combine it with one of our longer itineraries for a truly memorable holiday?

The Great Ethiopian Run International 10k takes place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in late November.

With 40,000 participants, the race has become the biggest road race in Africa. The race is hailed by Brendan Forster, Chairman of NOVA International, as ‘the most exciting race in the world’. It attracts participants from all over the world. In 2015 alone, more than 600 overseas participants took part in the 10k.

At 2500m above sea level, Addis Ababa is the third highest capital in the world. This run will almost certainly be your highest ever 10km run!

From its inception in 2001, Haile Gebreselassie has been the main mover behind this event which, as well as being Africa’s biggest road race, promotes important social messages about health and the Millenium Development Goals – for more information see

Day 1: City Tour and Race Preparation

Day 1 starts with a city tour of Addis Ababa, including its museums, churches and the 'mercato'.  This will give you a chance to get your bearings and soak up the atmosphere of the city before the race.  In the evening, you'll attend the pre-race pasta party at the Hilton Hotel, where you'll pick up your race pack, meet other competitors and fuel up for the day ahead.  You'll also get the chance to meet the great Ethiopian running legend, Haile Gabreselassie.  Overnight in a hotel in Addis Ababa.

Day 2: Race then Relax

Today is race day!  We'll make sure you're at the start line and ready to go, cheer you along the way, and celebrate with you at the end of the race.  Then it's time for a hard-earned session of rest and relaxation at one of Addis Ababa's top hotels, with a sauna or massage session thrown in.

Services Included

  • Race registration and race pack (unless you've already registered)

  • Pre-race pasta party at the Hilton Hotel

  • An experienced professional English-speaking local guide

  • Private vehicle transport

  • Overnight stay in a hotel in Addis Ababa

  • All entrance fees

  • All meals from lunch on day 1 to dinner on day 2

Services Not Included

  • Tips for staff

  • Miscellaneous expenses – alcoholic drinks, souvenirs etc.

Upcoming group tour dates:

  • Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th November 2023



Including Race Registration:

A tour for 1 person costs 18,134 ETB (337 USD / 317 EUR / 281 GBP).

A tour for 2 people costs 14,237 ETB (264 USD / 249 EUR / 220 GBP) per person.

A tour for 3 or more people costs 12,938 ETB (240 USD / 226 EUR / 200 GBP) per person.


Already registered for the race?

If you're already registered for the race then the cost of this package is

11,084 ETB (206 USD / 194 EUR / 172 GBP) for one person

7,187 ETB (134 USD / 126 EUR / 111 GBP) per person for 2 people.

5,887 ETB (109 USD / 103 EUR / 91 GBP) per person for 3 or more people.

Please provide a copy of your race registration details when booking.


A deposit is required upon booking.  For more details, please see our FAQ page, or read our full terms and conditions.

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