The 2018 Hawassa Half Marathon

11th February 2018
Hawassa, Ethiopia
Great Ethiopian Run
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11th February 2018 at 6:30am

Entries close 2nd February 2018

The 2018 Hawassa Half Marathon is set to take place in Hawassa on Sunday 11 February 2018. This is the 7th staging of the event which comprises a Half Marathon, a 7km run, and children's races. This page is for entry into the Half Marathon.

Hawassa is situated 275km south of Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa at an altitude of 1700m /5577ft/ above sea level. Hawassa is the regional capital of southern Ethiopia.

The event gives participants the opportunity to run alongside Lake Hawassa, a popular place for birdwatchers and also stay at Haile Resort hotel on the shores of Lake Hawassa, owned by Haile Gebrselassie. Haile has been present at all the previous editions of the event. Rooms fill up quickly and participants are advised to make bookings early.

Entry fee of £50 includes a complementary pre-race pasta dinner at the Haile Resort on Saturday 10th February, 10-minute sport massage after finishing the race & finish photo.

Temperatures in Hawassa in April tend to rise to around 30C in the middle of the day but are at around 10-15C in the early morning and late evening.

The provisional race program for Sunday 11th February 2018 is as follows:

• 6.30am: start of non-elite half-marathon - maximum entry of 350 participants

• 7.20am: children's races (1-2km)

• 8.00-8.02am: start of elite half-marathon races (men & women)

• 9.00am: start of 7km run

For more details please go to

To make booking at Haile Resort participants can contact the race office after registering online at to get 10% discount.