a monthly 5km and 7km run in the beautiful setting of Entoto Natural Park

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The Entoto Park Run is a monthly 5km & 7km run taking place in the beautiful setting of the Entoto Natural Park.

The run starts at 8:00 am for the 7 km runners and 8:15 am for 5km runners on the first Saturday of every month on accurately measured traffic-free roads. 
 
To be eligible to take part and have your result recorded, you must enter through the event entry page. Entry is free of charge and limited to 700 places each month. Places are given on a first-come, first-served basis. Great Ethiopian Run members get priority registration - for more details click here.
 
Registration opens at 6.00 am on the last Monday of every month.

 

How to get to Entoto

Entoto Natural Park is situated 20km from the centre of Addis.

You should park your car at the Sululta Gate on the road

leading from the Gulele Botanical Garden/Sululta Checkpoint to Entoto Mariam Church.

From the gate it is a 15-minute walk to the start and finish area near the Kuriftu Restaurant.

 

Recording Your Time

Once you arrive at Entoto Park, you have to show your QR code to collect your timing chip which will be worn on your shoelaces. At the start of the race, the timing mats will record your start time and when you cross the finish line, the time it takes you to run the 5km will be recorded.

Results will be calculated and posted on the website on the same afternoon.

You can also join our running club on the Strava app by clicking HERE

To find your results please click HERE

 

Course

The course is on smooth asphalt traffic-free roads 
with some steep uphill and downhill sections. 
 
The start and finish of the run are outside the Kuriftu Restaurant, about 1.5km from the Sululta Gate entrance to the park. 

​​The first kilometre of the route is uphill. 

From 1km to 2km the course drops about 40m. 

In the third kilometre, the course goes slightly up and slightly down. 

For the 5 km participants, the hardest kilometre is between 3km and 4km with some steep uphill sections. 
 
The last kilometre is mainly downhill to the finish. 
 
To help you get to know the course, we have given names to
each of the kilometres along the 5km route, as follows:

1st kilometre, LIBEN LARK: preserve your effort - we need to preserve these birds!
 
2nd kilometre, FALCON: fly fast downhill like a falcon
 
3rd kilometre, OSTRICH: go steady on the flat
 
4th kilometre, EAGLE: gather your strength for the steep hills!
 
5th kilometre, VULTURE: swoop downhill to clean up at the finish
 
Please click on the course map to see the course route.

The first kilometre of the route is uphill. 

From 1km to 2km the course drops about 40m. 
 
In the third kilometre, the course goes slightly up and slightly down. 

For the 7 km participants, the hardest kilometre is between 3km and 6km with some steep uphill sections. 

The last kilometre is mainly downhill to the finish. 
 
To help you get to know the course, we have given names to
each of the kilometres along the 7km route, as follows:

1st kilometre, LIBEN LARK: preserve your effort - we need to preserve these birds!
 
2nd kilometre, FALCON: fly fast downhill like a falcon
 
3rd kilometre, HARWOOD'S FRANCOLIN: gather your strength for the steep hills!
 
4th kilometre, THICK-BILLED RAVEN: go steady on the flat
 
5th kilometre, OSTRICH: go steady on the flat
 
6th kilometre, EAGLE: gather your strength for the steep hills!
 
7th kilometre, VULTURE: swoop downhill to clean up at the finish

Please click on the course map to see the course route.

 

You should also know that...

After registering you will receive an email and QR code confirming your registration in the run. You must bring your QR code with you to the run. This allows you to take part in the run and to be given a finishing time. No QR code means no run and no finishing result.

There are no prizes for winners. 

 

You can find photos of previous runs on our Telegram, Facebook and Instagram pages.

You can email us at entotoparkrun@ethiopianrun.org if you have any other questions.

 
 

Entoto: The New Face of Ethiopia

At an altitude of 3000m Entoto is the highest place in Addis Ababa. Being in the park feels like nothing else you will experience when you are in the city.

 
 

organized by

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in partnership with

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