Quickly rose to the summit to become Ethiopia’s number one annual public festival; the Great Ethiopian Run (GER) will host the 19th edition of its exciting and eagerly awaited International 10km road race by welcoming its swaggering 45,000 participants on Sunday November 17.
Great Ethiopian Run had been elevated to a complete Sports Company, from barely organizing this annual 10k road race over the years. Currently It organizes multiple International races and other related events, both locally and abroad with proven professionalism and quality of delivery.
We would like to use this opportunity to give you some of the facts, regarding the transformation of GER’s flagship annual mass participatory International 10km road race.
45,000 – Is the number of this year’s race mass participants. It was raised up from 10,000 runners on its inaugural event in 2001
500 – GER, known for opening the stage for promising elite athletes on its annual international 10k races, there are 500 elite athletes who were taking part on the event every year, since the beginning.
700 – This is the number of International participants, most of them are coming more than once, it was just 25 when it begins.
13.5 Million Birr ($465,500) – Is the amount of money generated and distributed for 40 local Charity organizations, under its “Running for a Cause” campaigns.
600 – A total number of people including the volunteers, who is taking part for the success of this massive international event
5 days – the registration dates for the participants are shortened from 30 to 5 working days
100,000 – The Prize money for the elite’s field winners increased to 100,000 Ethiopian Birr from 10,000 in Prize money for winners increased from 10,000 in the inauguration.
Tribute to its best in the business organization team, the GER International 10km road race is now being organized on the best international level, where there is an abundant water, entertainment and medical stations along the routes.