2024 Sofi Malt Great Ethiopian Run International 10K

Sunday, 17 November 2024, 08:30

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Come and run in the land of runners!

2024 Sofi Malt Great Ethiopian Run International 10km – 24th edition

Runner’s World Magazine – World’s Best 10km Race in 2023

The 2024 race takes place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Sunday 17th November 2024.

This will be an unforgettable experience. Celebrated as one of the liveliest and most colourful races in the world, it is Ethiopia’s biggest street party, with over 45,000 Ethiopians running, walking and dancing their way along the route, led by Ethiopia’s celebrated international runners.

The race attracts participants of all abilities from all over the world. Many international visitors come to run in the race as part of a longer trip to Ethiopia, staying on to visit some of Ethiopia’s historical sites and national parks. Others come as part of school and charity groups, supporting and building relationships with local projects. Some international runners come just for a long weekend, to experience the running culture in Addis Ababa, visit the markets, traditional restaurants and music venues, enjoying the buzz of one of Africa’s fastest-growing capital cities.

Haile Gebrselassie, Ethiopia’s most famous long-distance runner, founded the race in 2001 and won the initial race. Each year Haile is at the centre of proceedings, greeting and meeting many international participants, hosting an array of famous international athletes attending the race and awarding prizes.

From its inception in 2001 Haile Gebreselassie has been the main mover behind the race which has become a vehicle for publicising important social messages.

The race entry fee including the pre-race pasta party at the official race hotel, Hyatt Regency, is £70. The pasta party is a great occasion to meet some of the other international participants. You’ll also get to hear some traditional Ethiopian music and dance, see a traditional coffee ceremony and get to meet the great Haile Gebreselassie himself!

Please note that race packs for non-residents are not sent out to participants. Participants must collect their packs in race week from Thursday 14th November to Saturday 16th November 2024 from the official race desk at Hyatt Regency, Addis Ababa. The latest time for collection is 6pm on Saturday 16th November 2024.

Event website: https://ethiopianrun.org/en/international

Online registration closes at 5pm GMT on Wednesday 6th November 2024.

10K Entry Option

Entry fee of £70 includes the pre-race pasta party at the official race hotel, Hyatt Regency.