Great Ethiopian Run launches new monthly 5km run at Entoto Park


Responding to the growing demand for running events in Addis Ababa, Great Ethiopian Run organisers launched a new series of monthly 5km runs which will be staged at Entoto Natural Park starting from Saturday, 6th February 2021.
The launch event of the Entoto Park Predator Run took place on Saturday 23rd January, at a venue near Adams Pavilion around Sar Bet, which is a venue for one of the many new running groups that have arisen around the capital. Among those that attended the launching event was Great Ethiopian Run founder Haile Gebrselassie.
Predator is a new energy drink from the Coca Cola Company and was introduced into the Ethiopian market in the second half of 2020.
The monthly run will take place on the traffic-free roads inside the park. Participant numbers will be limited to 200. With free registration for the run, there is likely to be a massive rush for places when online registration opens at 6am on the morning of Monday 25th January 2021.
Speaking about the new run series ahead of the launch, Strategic and Innovation Manager of Great Ethiopian Run, Dagmawit Amare said “Coca Cola have been a great sponsor and supporter of our races for many years, and have helped us innovate with better digital services for registration and results management. This new series is another exciting step forward in this direction.”
Every run participant will be given a finishing time and the results will be posted online on the same day of the run. The monthly run will take place on the first Saturday of every month with a race start time of 8.30am.