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Great Ethiopian Run 2019

Sunday 17th November, 2019

Date Sunday 17th November, 2019
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Entry fee 4,500

On Sunday 17 November 2019, over 46,000 people will take to the streets of Addis Ababa to take part in Africa's BIGGEST road race, a challenging 10km run at 10,000ft above sea level.

On Sunday 17 November 2019, over 46,000 people will take to the streets of Addis Ababa to take part in Africa's BIGGEST road race, a challenging 10km run at 10,000ft above sea level. On the day, a huge variety of runners from all age groups and fitness levels take part. A carnival atmosphere takes over the city as the crowd surges forward. Established in 2001 by one of the world's greatest long-distance runners, Haile Gebrselassie, The Great Ethiopian Run is not to be missed!

Over the past ten years Orbis has raised over €1 million through participating in The Great Ethiopian Run! Following on from this phenomenal history of success, we are delighted to be taking part once again in 2019. With your help, we can raise even more money for our sight-saving work in southern Ethiopia.

"It was an absolutely fantastic event and I loved the run….once I had finished it! It was a great group of people!"

Jennifer Moulton, DAE Capital (2014 trip)

The Journey

“It’s such a surreal and memorable experience, that I couldn’t see why anyone wouldn’t want to do it” Shane Galvin, AerCap (2017 trip)

Orbis Ireland will be there to guide you every step of the way. It couldn't be easier to join us on this trip of a lifetime. Departing on Thursday 14 and returning on Thursday 21 November (with the option of returning on Monday 18), this is the ultimate week away with a difference. Whilst in Ethiopia, you will have the opportunity to experience life in this fascinating country with traditional dining, entertainment and excursions included. As part of the Orbis team, we'll take care of your hotel, travel and race entry.

Joining us at the 2019 Great Ethiopian Run means that you will be giving the gift of sight. As part of your trip, you will have the chance to witness Orbis at work in the local community. You will visit a local school, water station and witness how Orbis is making real change happen in southern Ethiopia.

“A very worthy cause and an incredible event – truly one that needs to be experienced to be believed” Tiarnan O'Rourke, DAE Capital (2018 trip)

“The whole trip was an absolutely amazing experience. Definitely something I would strongly recommend to friends and family and I’m delighted to be an advocate for the life-changing treatment that Orbis works so hard to provide.” Martin McCoy, SMBC Aviation Capital (2018 trip)

“There was so much support the entire way around, lots of people out playing music and dancing so it was a really good atmosphere and great fun!” Caitriona Jennings, Olympian athlete and Orbis supporter (2017 and 2018 trip)

Each participant is required to raise a minimum of €4,500 (€4,000 for the Thursday – Monday trip).

1. Request a registration form from [email protected]

2. Email or post the form, along with the required registration fee to [email protected] OR Ciara Doyle, Orbis Ireland, The Old Station House, 15A Main Street, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

3. Get fundraising. The Orbis fundraising team are here to help. An easy first step is to set up an online fundraising page.

4. Like us on Facebook

5. Start training for November!

"Don't even think about this, just sign up and the rest takes care of itself"

Scott Millar (2009 and 2015 trip)

For more information contact:

Phone number: +353 1 278 8707

Address: Orbis Ireland
The Old Station House
15A Main Street
Blackrock
Co. Dublin