My Great Ethiopian Run 2012

Posted: June 17, 2013 in Ethiopia - the Secret of Africa

Great Ethiopian Run

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Sunday began abruptly with my alarm waking me from deep sleep at 6 am and by 7:15 I was making my way to the VSO office to meet up with the gang…

A few days earlier I had seen this impressive row of trophies in Meskel Square set up for the Great Ethiopian Run…

…and could visualize the scene that would unfold on Sunday in the biggest square in the city with the biggest road race in Africa, estimated this year to have 36,000 participants

Beza of VSO Ethiopia staff had taken good care of us, ensuring we were registered and had our festive t-shirts and VSO ball caps The Great Ethiopian Run is a tradition for VSO with sponsorship for this fundraising event. The 2012 target is 1.2 million birr (just over US$65,000). Race participants are encouraged to join the “Running for a Child – Narrow the Gap to…

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