Great Ethiopian Run

Looking for a new running challenge? The Great Ethiopian Run is Africa’s BIGGEST running event, started by one of the world’s most successful long-distance runners, Haile Gebrselassie!

Great Ethiopian Run 2017 - Sunday 26 November

Every year in late November, a carnival atmosphere takes over the city of Addis Ababa as more than 40,000 people take part in a challenging 10k road race at an altitude of up to 10,000 feet. 

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Runners are required to raise a minimum of £3,500 for our sight-saving work in southern Ethiopia. As part of the Orbis team, we'll take care of your hotel, travel and race entry. During the trip you will also have the opportunity to visit a local Orbis project in Ethiopia and see for yourself how your support is transforming people’s lives.

If you'd like to find out more please contact Ilona.

Thank you for your interest. 

Phone number: 0207 608 7289


I had a truly phenomenal week, saw something I will never forget, and I hope I have made a few pals along the way too. It was incredible – unforgettable


Orbis supporter

It was an absolutely fantastic event and I loved the run….once I had finished it! It was a great group of people


Orbis supporter

It was a sobering and life changing trip, one that I will never forget. I am now even more determined to go back next year, and raise more money for such a worthwhile charity


Orbis supporter