About the Trip:

Ethiopia is a land of runners. What’s more, all the country’s top runners live and train in the capital Addis Ababa. This 10-day trip gives you the opportunity to train in the same high-altitude locations in Addis Ababa as many of Ethiopia’s top runners and to participate in Africa’s biggest road race alongside 40,000 runners! You’ll also get chance to experience Ethiopia’s unique culture famed for its warm hospitality. Topping it all is the opportunity to meet Ethiopia’s most famous distance runner Haile Gebrselassie.

The trip is open to runners of all levels and is intended to motivate both experienced and novice runners. Run-Fast staff will be on hand to help you at every point on your journey, aided by the support of local Ethiopian guides. This running experience is sure to transform the way you think about your running!

The Run-Fast tour to Ethiopia in 2015 was an amazing experience. Training in Ethiopia was challenging but always good fun. The other tour members were great company. It was all superbly organised. I would heartily recommend the trip to anyone with a keen interest in running.

Will Parry

The trip was great fun, both in terms of the running we did and in terms of experiencing Ethiopia. We were well looked after by Run-Fast at all times, from the transport and logistics to the running itself. We had so many once-in-a-lifetime activities. Ethiopia is a stunning country, and the Great Ethiopian Run is a brilliant event.

Stuart Davidson

What You Can Expect:*

Itinerary: 11 November 2016 to 21 November 2016
Friday 11 November

Evening flight to Addis Ababa from London Heathrow Terminal 2

Saturday 12 November

Early morning arrival in Addis Ababa; transfer to hotel

Check-in at Yaya Athletics Village hotel; afternoon training and rest

Sunday 13 November

Morning run from hotel

Sightseeing trip in Addis

Monday 14 November

Morning run from hotel

Day trip to Debre Libanos

Tuesday 15 November

Morning run at Entoto

Sightseeing trip in Addis

Wednesday 16 November

Morning run from hotel

Day trip out of Addis

Thursday 17 November

Morning run from hotel

More sightseeing in Addis Ababa

Friday 18 November

Morning run from hotel

Check-in at hotel in city

Meal at traditional Ethiopian restaurant

Saturday 19 November

Watch children’s races

Evening pre-race pasta party

Sunday 20 November


Monday 21 November

Morning flight back to London

*some of the details of the above programme may be revised nearer the time

Join Us:

The total cost to join us on this trip is £1600
*early bird discounted cost £1450: deposit must be paid by 31.03.16

Included in the package
  • return air ticket (economy class) with Ethiopian Airlines**
  • airport transfers in Addis Ababa
  • 6 nights’ accommodation at Yaya Athletics Village hotel on twin-room basis
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Addis Ababa on twin-room basis
  • race entry to 2016 Great Ethiopian Run 10km
  • two day trips outside Addis Ababa
  • entry to pre-race pasta party
  • dinner at traditional Ethiopian restaurant
  • transport into Addis for sightseeing
  • Runfast tour t-shirt and shoulder bag

Price does not include:

Visa entry into Ethiopia ($50) which can be obtained on arrival in Addis Ababa

Travel and health insurance

Meals other than stated above

**If you wish to arrange your own flights, the cost is £1100 (early bird £950)