The Great Ethiopian Run

Take part in Africa's highest and most exciting 10km run throughout downtown Addis Ababa, before heading north to visit the world's 8th wonder.

THE GREAT ETHIOPIAN RUN -the full breakdown

This year is the 17th edition, taking place on Sunday 23rd November 2017. With 40,000 participants from all over the world, the event attracting runners and walkers alike encompassing all ages and fitness levels.

The trip will be life changing –  Over seven fast paced days you will enjoy the hustle and bustle of Addis Ababa before flying north to experience rural historical Ethiopia in the UNESCO world heritage area of Lalibela.

Ethiopia truly is a country less ordinary.

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Throw in some amazing food, fascinating culture and the opportunity to see the impact of your fundraising in person, and you have the recipe for a great few days. Addis bustles with the noises and smells of Africa, the countryside greener than imagined and the people warm and welcoming.

The cost of participating in The Great Ethiopian Run covers international flights and transfers, local accommodation, guaranteed entry to the race and in-country travel. All funds raised will go towards our ongoing development programmes in Africa.

Fundraising including cost: €3,500

Category: Suitable for all fitness levels

For more information: contact Rachel on freefone 1800829 829 or email 


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“Visiting people who benefit from your fundraising made the trip so special. I’ll always remember the reaction of the children we met.”

Adeline from Leitrim

“For sheer thrilling, exuberant, noisy atmosphere you can’t beat the Great Ethiopian Run. The atmosphere was electric!”

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 “I’ll definitely be signing up for another Plan Ireland challenge. Everything was so well organised and the fundraising was made easy.” 

Orla from Dublin