GRTW Trips Abroad

Over the last six years, we’ve taken runners all over the world to take part in races, from Istanbul to Paris, Palma to Lake Garda. We take care of everything from booking the hotels, sourcing some of the very best places to eat and drink not to mention some fantastic spa recoveries leaving you free to enjoy the experience

 

The Great Ethiopia Run, 10km November 13-19th 2018

This 6-day package tour will be like nothing you have ever experienced. You’ll stay in a hotel owned by Haile Gebrselassie on the outskirts of town from where you can run directly into the forests. it has it’s own he  gym, swimming pool and cinder running track. You’ll even be able to attend some training sessions with some of Ethiopia’s top athletes and/or have guided runs through the forest. We then spend the final three day sin the city over race weekend where you’ll get to at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant. A once in a lifetime experience.

PRICE:

EARLY BIRD PRICE

£1385, inclusive of flights from London Heathrow with a non-refundable deposit of £550 due by Thursday May 24th, 2018
Final balancing payment due: August 24th 2018

After May 24th, 2018

£1450 inclusive of flights from London Heathrow with a non-refundable deposit of £550 due by Thursday May 24th, 2018
Final balancing payment due: August 24th 2018

CLICK HERE FOR THE ETHIOPIA BOOKING FORM 

Trip Itinerary

Tuesday – Yaya Village

We’re met at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa and taken to Yaya Village, a 4* resort hotel designed for athletes. The resort is in the forested hills on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, and you have the rest of the day to enjoy the facilities and beautiful surrounds.

Wednesday – Yaya Village

An optional training run in the forests of the Entoto Hills before breakfast. In the afternoon you can join a guided sightseeing tour of the capital or relax at the resort. 

Thursday – Yaya Village

This morning you have the exclusive opportunity to take part  in a private group training session. There’s another training run later in the day. 

Friday – Central Addis Ababa

This morning, following a final light training run from Yaya Village, you are transferred to a hotel in central Addis. The day is spent sightseeing in Addis Ababa with an expert guide, and in the evening there’s a delicious dinner at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant. 

Saturday – Central Addis Ababa

In the morning there’s the option for a light training run or you can rest. You can join a guided visit to Merkato, Addis’ enormous market,  for some fantastic shopping.

In the evening there’s the pre-race pasta party, which is a great occasion to chat to other international participants. There’s far more than pasta to eat, and the evening includes traditional Ethiopian music, a coffee ceremony and the chance to meet Haile Gebreselassie himself.

Sunday – RACE DAY

It’s an early morning start, but we’ll make sure that you’re at Meskel Square in good time.  We have limited space for runners who would like to begin at the start. There’s a group lunch afterwards with your fellow runners.

 Monday – Depart Addis Ababa

We arrange your transfer to Bole International Airport.

Valencia 10km or Marathon, November 30th – December 2nd, 2018

Join us for a 10km or the full marathon in this wonderful city where the weather is warm, the food is amazing and the cultural sights and shopping make it the perfect winter getaway. Register your interest here.

 

 

Prices include race entry and pick up, GRTW race vest, airport transfers and all organisation unless otherwise stated on the booking form or T&C. It does not include the cost of optional extras or meals.