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Greatest Ethiopian Run
Dear Couch surfers,
It is now 3 days left to the big day, the 11th Great Ethiopian Run and it is going to take place the coming Sunday.
Congradualtion For those of you who has got the T-shirt and ready to run. And for the rest of you, well you can still come and talk about it with us. So Join Us at Saturday November 26 we could meet up at LALIBELLA hotel just to the side of Meskel square and in front of the big Addis Ababa Stadium at 6:oo PM.
Since every year the number of participant increase and is easy to get lost in the crowed, we will need to talk about the details on where to meet on the big day.
Note: The meeting is not just about running Ethiopian Great run. Its about keeping the spirit and unity of Couch surfers in Ethiopia and those travelling through.
Have any comment or suggestion post them here.
In the mean time
Happy couch surfing
The Ethiopian Great Run to be held on November 27 2011 is now ready to welcome participants at 11th city run in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Come race with us, it is a sight to behold. Everybody gets a pack which includes a tee-shirt. What difference compared with most events is that almost everybody wears the T-shirt they have been given. The first year was red, yellow and green, the colours of the Ethiopian flag. It was like a great set of traffic lights running down the road.
From a first-year official starting number of 10,000 in 2001, more like 14,000 as people without numbers joined in. The event has grown almost as large as the Flora London Marathon (35,000 runners). By 2005, the number of race entries had grown to 25,000 participants. There were around 35,000 runners competing at the 2010 edition.
The best thing about mass participation runs like the Great Ethiopian Run 10km is that whatever level of training we are at, beginner, mid-pack, or elite runners, we can all use the event as a focal point, a goal, something of group fun on the road. It will be a amazing experience if we couchsurfers get to run together on this special event.
All interested participant meet up a day before the race and discuss where to meet up and how to make it to the end.
Official registration started on 3rd October 2011. You may get registered on line or in person at Ethiopian Post Office in Addis Ababa.
For more information go to WWW.GREATETHIOPIANRUN.ORG or you can ask me.
Also please join the group Great Ethiopian Run and post your comment, suggestion and questions.
Great Ethiopian Run is organized by Great Ethiopian Run ,an independent NGO operating in Ethiopia since 2001 with the mission of staging mass-participation athletic competitions in Ethiopia.
I'll soon will let you know the place and time to met up for the discussion.
FROM: November 26th, 2011 - 6.00
TO: November 27th, 2011 - 12.00
LOCATION: Ethiopia - Addis Ababa - Addis Ababa