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GRTW Ethiopia, November 8-15th 2021




GIRLS RUN THE WORLD ETHIOPIA, incorporating The Great Ethiopia Run, 10km November 8-15th 2021

Immerse yourself in the landscape, routines, culture and food of the country that has produced generations of Olympic running champions. This trip is a must-do for any woman who loves to explore the world through running. 

We will run through the eucalyptus forest trails high above Addis Ababa where Haile Gellbraises still runs. 

We will be staying at YaYa athletics village where you'll tread in the same footsteps of international athletes who utilise the high altitude camp for training. But don't be intimidated, this is for all anyone who wants to improve their running while exploring. 

We'll have local guides to take us running in the local area as well as a day trip to explore the stunning countryside of Ethiopia. 

We will then spend the final few days in the city at a five star Hyatt Regency over race weekend where you’ll get to enjoy a meal at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant, visit local markets with a guide and explore the local coffee scene.

And on race day itself, it will be a VIP experience to the start line followed by lunch with the former world champion, Haile Gebrselassie himself. 

Join us for a once in a lifetime experience.

PRICE: £1900. A desposit of £700 is payable upon booking. Booking closes April 31st.  Balancing payments by August 31 2021.

Payment plans

  1. Pay a deposit of £700 by April 31st 2021. Further payments of £600 in June and final balancing payment August 31st 2021.




Day One - Monday 9th November 

Travel from Heathrow Airport overnight.

Day Two, Tuesday 10 November

Transfer to Yaya Village with time to relax before an evening guided run and  yoga session.

Day Three, Wednesday 11 November

Early morning guided run in the local forest before breakfast.  Day trip to the Portuguese Bridge at Debre Libanos. 

Day Four, Thursday 12 November

Early morning guided run in the forests of the nearby Entoto Hills before breakfast. Addis Ababa city tour including visit to National Museum and local market.

Day Five, Friday 13 November

Training run in the forests of the Entoto Hills before breakfast. Transfer to Addis Ababa five star Hyatt Regency.  Visit National Museum followed by lunch at Taitu Hotel. Evening meal at traditional Ethiopian restaurant with international participants

Day Six, Saturday 14 November

Early morning run to Meskel Square. Morning visit to Unity Park; afternoon at your own leisure; evening pasta party at Hilton Hotel with international participants.

Day Seven, Sunday 15 November, Race Day

Participate in the Great Ethiopian Run 10km. VIP start. Post-race lunch with Haile Gebreslassie at his house.  

Day Eight, Monday 16 November 

Morning departure for LHR.

TOUR COST: £1900 (£700 non refundable deposit is due upon booking).

Price includes:

  • Hotel accommodation (6 nights) on bed and breakfast basis.
  • Flights and transfers.
  • Tour costs.
  • Local running guides for 3 runs.
  • VIP Race entry including pasta party.
  • Post-race lunch with Haile.
  • Day trips.

It does not include:

  • Meals other than stated above.
  • Drinks.
  • Ethiopia Visa (which can be applied for online).
  • Insurance. 

*please note this may be subject to change.


‘I signed up for the GRTW Palma trip because I thought it was a great challenge to do my first half marathon and make a weekend of it. The trip itself was amazing, we had a beautiful hotel, went to lovely restaurants as a group and had time and space to do our own thing. Smaller groups went out on different trips and at times we’d all bump into each other, or give each the run down of top tips we’d experienced in case anyone else fancied doing the same thing. Other times we all just sunbathed or drank cocktails. It was fab! Standing in the sun with our medals, beers and bananas after the race with all the girls and their smiley faces was one of the best moments!’
Lyndsey Clay

'The evening celebratory meal just topped it off, we had an amazing room in a historic restaurant all to ourselves, drank too much wine and nattered all evening about our race experiences. Everyone was so supportive, and we were all super proud of each other. I absolutely loved it!'

‘Great organisation and the general information on where to go, what to do and see was excellent. I came to Lake Garda feeling very relaxed, always good on your first international race/weekend away on your own.’

‘GRTW trips are a must, not only to say that you have participated in an international race but  you get to know some amazing women. And aside from the running side of things, you get to experience great food, drink, locations and sporting activities. I am already looking forward to the next one!’

‘If you’re wondering whether to go, just do it! You will have so much fun, sightsee somewhere new whilst running, meet and be inspired by like minded ladies and get a break from the old routine and do something different that you’ll always remember.


You may not think of Ethiopia as a place to cycle. But the roads are smooth, the hospitality is second to none, and the altitude means that this is a training trip of a lifetime. Launching NEW for 2021 this Autumn.