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Congratulations Participants!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the inaugural Haile Gebrselassie Marathon!

It was exciting to see runners of all ages and from 16 different countries gather together in Hawassa to share the experience of running in this first-ever race. It was my pleasure to host you in my country and introduce you to the culture and people of Ethiopia.

Thank you also to the hundreds of volunteers who provided support to the runners and team. I hope you all enjoyed the races and will come back to run again soon!

- Haile Gebrselassie, Race Ambassador


Marathon & Half Marathon Results

$200,000 Pledge to the Entoto Foundation

Haile Gebrselassie Marathon partner, Moray Mountain Sports, has pledged $200,000 to the Entoto Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization registered with the United States Internal Revenue Service. The Entoto Foundation is dedicated to helping Ethiopians gain access to medical care and treatment that is not available to them.


We’d like to hear from you! Tell us about tour highlights, your adventures in Ethiopia, or about your experience with the race itself. We may feature you on our website, our Facebook page or forward your story to the media. If your story is selected for a promotional purpose, we will contact you via email.
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Lake Chamo

By hosting a world class marathon in the heart of Ethiopia, we hope to introduce you to a country that is truly remarkable for the warmth and generosity of its people, its impressive historical sites and dramatic landscapes, and its ancient culture with roots that trace back to the time of Solomon. Ethiopia stands alone as the only African country never colonized. Resilient, determined, and passionate, Ethiopia embodies the spirit of the marathoner.