Ethiopia is a trending destination you will see on more and more travel media must-visit lists. A great way to see what all the buzz is about is the Great Ethiopian Run (GER), happening Sunday, November 18, 2018 in the vibrant capital city of Addis Ababa.
Billed as the “Greatest Fun Run in the World,” the 10k event was founded in 2001 by Haile Gebrselassie, the renowned long-distance runner and revered Ethiopian hero. Today, the race attracts more than 40,000 participants from around the world, including hundreds of elite runners.
GER is not your run-of-the-mill 10K as Addis Ababa sits 8,000 feet above sea level, so the race is not without its challenges — yet the heady fun of the carnival-like atmosphere as the race joyously snakes through this bustling, fascinating city is what makes the day so unforgettable.
Ground Package: Starting from $250 per person, Ethiopian Holidays’ three-day/two night Great Ethiopian Run package includes:
- Two nights accommodation on sharing basis at 4-star hotel (single bed basis, $280 per person)
- Dinner, breakfast & lunch
- Guide, transport, entrance fee, cultural show
- Excluded are alcoholic drinks and any other expenses not listed above
Great Ethiopian Run Package Itinerary
Day 1: November 17 Addis Ababa
Arrive Addis Ababa at Bole International Airport. Meet and assist by ET Holidays representative and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon visit to the National Museum and Trinity Cathedral. In the evening there will be a special pasta party with legendary runner Haile Gebrselassie present. Overnight at 4-star hotel.
Day 2: November 18 Addis Ababa – Lalibela
Race day! Participate in the Great Ethiopian Run 10k race. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and run with famous medal-winning Ethiopian runners. Dinner at traditional restaurant accompanied with cultural music and dance. Overnight at 4-star hotel.
Day 3: November 19 Departure
A relaxing breakfast before transferring to airport for outbound flight.
For more information and to book, please visit Ethiopianholidays.com or call: 1-800-445-2733|1-833-923-2689 and U.S Ticket office: 703-682-0570 (specify tour package # EH-103).
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