Great Ethiopian Run named “Best International Race”


The Great Ethiopian Run 10km has been nominated as one of the top 20 best international road races in The Challenge Awards, a prize-giving process which is being talked about as ‘the Oscars of the endurance running industry’. The awards are being given by Let’s Do This, one of the world’s biggest online entry platforms with over 18,000 race events currently listed on its site and over 1 million monthly website visits.
The international race category for which Great Ethiopian Run has been nominated is one of 13 award categories which also include cycling and multi-sport events. Ex-Premiership soccer star and now TV pundit Rio Ferdinand is among the sporting celebrities who will attend the award ceremony in London on 18th October 2019 when the winners will be announced.
Other race events in the international race category include the famous New York City Marathon and the Boston Marathon, the Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town and the City2Surk 14km road race in Sydney. Category winners will be decided by the number of votes received from members of the public who participate in the races.
The last event was staged on 18th November 2018 with 44,000 participants, which makes it the biggest 10km road race in Africa. The 19th edition of TOTAL Great Ethiopian Run 10km will be on 17 November this year. The Great Ethiopian Run International 10km is our flagship event held every year since 2001.
With 45,000 participants, the race has become the biggest road race in Africa. It’s been referred to as ‘the most exciting race in the world’; it is almost certainly one of the world’s noisiest races; and it attracts participants from all over the world. The run is held at 2400m above sea level, Addis Ababa is the third highest capital in the world.19th edition of TOTAL Great Ethiopian Run International 10km will be on 17 November 2019.