Addis Ababa – Culture and Tourism State Minister Tadelech Dalecho said Great Ethiopian Run contributes share in the efforts to build images of the country during the last ten years.

The 11th edition of Great Ethiopian Run will take place here on 26-27 Nov., 2011.

Speaking at a press conference organized by the Organizing Committee of the Great Ethiopian Run here on Friday, Tadelech said the Great Ethiopian Run has served as a tourist attraction to the country.

She said it has significantly contributed toward tourism development in the country.

The organizing committee on its part said the Great Ethiopian Run is the first in Africa.

Some 36,000 people will take part in the race including athletes from Kenya and other countries, the committee said.

More than 4000 children are expected to compete in the race.

The race’s fundraising campaign known as “Running for a Child” has set a new record this year by raising more than one million Birr so far.

Race course and Race day info

Sunday 27 November 2011 Program 

08.00 Welcome
08.05 Start of mobility cycle race (Women)
08.15 Start of mobility cycle race (Men)
08.15 End of mobility cycle race
08.30 Presentation to mobility cycle race
08.30-08.52 Announcement and music
VIP guests & government officials arrive
08.52-08.59 Warm up

09.00 Start of International 10km for 36,000 participants 
09.20 Elite women into finish
09.30 Elite men into finish
09.50 1st male ambassador
10.05 1st female ambassador

10.15-10.45 Prize Presentations
11.00 End