Great Ethiopian Run to host 2nd edition of 5km virtual race


Adapting to the ‘new normal’ Great Ethiopian Run is getting ready to host the second edition of its 5km Virtual Run which will take place in the week immediately before Ethiopian New Year from 6 to 10 September 2020.
A total of 1,000 participants of all ages and from all parts of the world are expected to take part in this race.
Great Ethiopian Run is particularly keen for children and women to participate in the run, in line with its advocacy for healthy living for the whole family.
Next week marks the start of a 4-week social media campaign leading up to the run where incentives and challenges will be offered to those who register for the run.
Ethiopian Airlines is offering two return tickets to any destination in the world served by its network. These tickets will be awarded by raffle from among all run registrants.
Participants are encouraged to wear something yellow which is the color associated with hope while doing the race. All participants will receive an e-certificate signed by Haile Gebreselassie after completing the run. At the time of registration they will receive a seedling to plant in or near their own home, as part of Ethiopia’s drive for a cleaner and greener environment.
Registration for the run opens started on 6th August 2020 and can be done from any smartphone. Payment for registration can be done through Amole or other optional online banks payments.