The 17th edition of the Great Ethiopian Run will take place tomorrow at Meskel Square in the capital, Addis Ababa. 40,000 elite and carnival runners are expected to attend the event. However, organizers believe that number of participants might even climb to well over 50,000.
It is the biggest road race in the continent.
According to information published by the Great Ethiopian Run page, so far participants from over twenty countries have arrived in Addis Ababa. A delegation from China included members fromChinese Athletics Federation and Beijing marathon Organizing Committee.
Participants from charitable organizations across Europe are also taking part in the event.
From notable elite runners, 2016 Olympic 5000 meters champion in the women category,Vivian Cheruyiot of Kenya, and former World half Marathon champion, Lornah Kiplagat of Holland, have arrived to take part in the race.
Pre-race press conference happened at Hilton Hotel yesterday.
Children run is taking place at Addis Ababa Youth Sport Academic, adjacent to Imperial hotel, and as many as 3000 children will take part in the event.
Apart from the race, Great Ethiopian Run has organized a concert in Unity park of Ghion Hotel where Reggae Musician Star Luciano will perform. This event is expected to attract as many as 8000 spectators and will take place after the completion of the race in the afternoon.
Source : Great Ethiopian Run
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