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 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: 9 November 2018 to 19 November 2018
Friday 9 November

Evening flight to Addis Ababa from London Heathrow Terminal 2

Saturday 10 November

Early morning arrival in Addis Ababa; transfer to hotel

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

Sunday 11 November – Thursday 15 November

The programme for these days will include guided training in the morning and an excursion in the afternoon. The excursions will include a sightseeing trip in Addis Ababa and one longer trip outside the city.

Friday 16 November

Morning run from hotel; transfer to hotel in Addis Ababa

Meal at traditional Ethiopian restaurant

Saturday 17 November

Watch children’s races

Evening pre-race pasta party

Sunday 18 November

Participate in 2018 GREAT ETHIOPIAN RUN 10km

Monday 19 November

Morning flight back to London, arriving mid-afternoon back into Heathrow

*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 £1700
To confirm your place on the tour, we require a deposit of £500.

Full payment is required by 31 July 2018.

Included in the package

Please note that places are being offered on a first-come, first served basis, so you are advised to confirm your place as early as possible.

  • 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 at Beer Garden Inn on twin-room basis
  • race entry to 2018 Great Ethiopian Run 10km
  • one major excursion outside Addis Ababa and sightseeing trip in Addis Ababa
  • entry to pre-race pasta party
  • dinner at traditional Ethiopian restaurant on Friday

Single Supplement £175

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

**You are strongly advised to take out travel insurance for this trip including cancellation insurance in the event of illness or injury or any other eventuality. )