Event + The Historical Route: 10 days/9 nights

Nov. 20-29, 2018
The historic route features visits to the most fascinating historic locations in northern Ethiopia, including UNESCO designated World Heritage sites:

1. Gondar city and Fasilides Castle: Fasilides Castle or commonly known as
Fasil Ghebbi is a 17th century castle that was built by Emperor Fasilides. The Castel is found at the heart of Gondar City which used to be the capital of imperial Ethiopia.

2. Lalibela Rock-hewn churches: The 12th-13th century rock-hewn churches were built during King Lalibela’s reign.


Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa. You will be welcomed at the airport by Run in Africa Sport Travel staff and transferred to your hotel for check in. Stay overnight at Monarch Hotel.

Day 2: Orientation on highland running, briefing about the trip and Addis Ababa city tour and short guided running for muscle relaxation and adaptation to the altitude. Stay overnight at Monarch Hotel.

Day 3:Guided breakfast run in Entoto Mountain in the outskirts of Addis Ababa. (Participants will have the opportunity to meet and run with Ethiopian world-class athletes). In the evening there will be a special pasta party for international and selected national participants in the presence of Athlete Haile Gebrselassie. Stay overnight at Monarch Hotel.

Day 4:: Race day! Participate in the Great Ethiopian Run 10k race and have group post-race lunch. Stay overnight at Monarch Hotel.

Day 5: Fly to Axum and visit the city, the stelaes, subterranean stone tombs, St Mary of Tseyon church. Stay overnight at Yared Mahilate Hotel or Sabian Hotel

Day 6:Fly to Lalibela and visit the 10 monolithic rock-hewn churches of Lalibela. Stay overnight at Mountain View or Panoramic view Hotels.

Day 7: Trekking/ mule ride to Ashete Mariam Monastery and visit some of the villages on the way. Stay overnight at Mountain View or Panoramic View Hotels.

Day 8: Fly from Lalibela to Gondar and visit the Fasiledes medieval castles, Debre Berhan Silasse (trinity church) and walk around the city and explore it. Stay overnight at Goha Hotel

Day 9: Drive from Gondar to Bahir Dar and visit the Blue Nile Water Fall and some of the old monasteries on Lake Tana. Stay overnight at Abay Minch or Jacaranda Hotels.

Day 10: Fly back to Addis Ababa, souvenir shopping (optional), farewell cultural dinner and departure to the country of origin.

What does the Service Package include?

  • Round-trip Airport transfers
  • Round-trip domestic flight to historical sights
  • Hotel accommodation and meals
  • All in country transportation
  • One massage, physiotherapy and spa session
  • Training and orientation on highland running
  • Medical support during the race and training sessions
  • Guide service during the training session
  • All entrance fees for all the sites in the tour
  • Basic travel insurance

Note: For runners who come with their non-running families and friends’ additional excursion activities will be organized.


  • 1,350 € per person (shared room) excluding international flight. Single room occupation will have 135 € additional cost..

    There will be a 10 % group discount for groups with 5 members and above.

    1350 €
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