Addis Ababa is running for the planet on 22nd November
The “Great Ethiopian Run” will take place on Sunday, 22nd November 2015, in Addis Ababa, one week before the Paris Climate Conference.
40,000 participants are expected to participate in the 10km race. A very popular race, the Great run will be the last official competition of long time marathon champion and star Haile Gebreselassie.
This year, Ethiopian and international participants will be “running for the planet”, in order to demonstrate Ethiopia’s engagement to climate action.
Ethiopia is one of the most vulnerable countries regarding climate disruption. Ethiopians are fully committed to the fight against climate change, through an ambitious climate strategy aiming at enhancing green growth by developing renewable energies.
The race has received the COP21 label. Images of the race will be screened in Paris, at the occasion of the Paris Climate Conference.