New date set for Great Ethiopian Run

New date set for Great Ethiopian Run

The Great Ethiopian Run, originally slated for November 14, 2021, will instead take place on January 23, 2022. Dagmawit Amare, the general manager of the Great Ethiopian Run, announced the revised date on Friday. A new date has been set for the 2021 Great Ethiopian Run.

Following escalating tensions in the year-long conflict between Ethiopia’s Federal Government Forces and rebel militants from the north Tigray area, the race was postponed last month.

“Organisers of the 2021 Total Energies Great Ethiopian Run International 10km have established a new date for the race: Sunday, January 23, 2022,” according to a statement from the race.

“Organisers have also announced that some additional racing places will be arranged for the diaspora population who will be traveling to Ethiopia to celebrate Ethiopian Christmas on January 7, 2021,” according to the announcement.

Dagmawit expressed her happiness at the fact that they were able to reach an agreement on a new date.

“Scheduling our annual 10km run to coincide with the homecoming of many Ethiopians feels fitting – as well as a huge honour,” she said.

“This race has always been a celebration of our nation’s coming together, and there is no better time than now for us to do so.”

“In the next days, training tips for participants will be offered on the Great Ethiopian Run YouTube website.”

The Great Ethiopian Run is now the biggest road race event in Africa with about 45,000 participants taking part in the event. The 1okm road race offers a unique terrain around Addis Ababa. The capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa is situated at an altitude of over 2,300 metres above sea level.

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