Great Ethiopian Run 2024

Date Tuesday 12th November, 2024
Entry fee £250 registration

Join Orbis this November as over 40,000 people take to the streets of Addis Ababa for Africa's biggest road race - the Great Ethiopian 10 km Run.

The Journey

Join Orbis UK on a trip of a lifetime to Ethiopia. We will guide you every step of the way, making it easy to join us on this unforgettable adventure. The trip starts on Tuesday, 12th November 2024 and we will land back at London Heathrow on Tuesday 19th November 2024. Experience life in this fascinating country with traditional dining, entertainment, and excursions included. As part of the Orbis team, we'll handle your hotel, travel, and race entry.

By joining us at the 2024 Great Ethiopian Run, you'll be giving the gift of sight. You will witness Orbis at work in the local community and visit a local school and water station to see how Orbis is making real change in southern Ethiopia.

The Run

On Sunday 17 November 2024, over 40,000 people will take to Addis Ababa's streets to participate in Africa's biggest road race, a challenging 10km run. On the day, a huge variety of runners from all age groups and fitness levels participate. A carnival atmosphere takes over the city as the crowd surges forward. Established in 2001 by one of the world's greatest long-distance runners, Haile Gebrselassie, The Great Ethiopian Run is not to be missed!

Orbis Project Visit

Part of the trip to Ethiopia is the unique opportunity to visit our work in action in rural communities of Ethiopia.

Ethiopia is at the heart of Orbis’s goal to end avoidable blindness – we have been working with local and national government since 1998 to save the sight of children and adults nationwide systematically.

We are investing in developing rural eye health care systems, capacity building, expanding our prevention and treatment of childhood blindness and integrating eye care into the broader health system.

Central to our work in Ethiopia is eliminating trachoma as part of the World Health Organisation’s goal of global trachoma elimination by 2030. We are conducting sight-saving surgeries, distributing antibiotics to treat infection, educating communities on the importance of facial cleanliness and, with local partners, improving sanitation.

For More Information Contact:

Phone number: +44 20 7608 7289

Address: Orbis UK
41-42 Craven Street

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