The 2019 TAL Hawassa Half Marathon

10th February 2019
Hawassa, Ethiopia
Great Ethiopian Run
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The 2019 TAL Hawassa Half Marathon


10th February 2019 at 6:30am

Entries close 1st February 2019

The 2019 TAL Hawassa Half Marathon is set to take place in Hawassa on Sunday 10 February 2019. This is the 8th 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 9th 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 10th February 2019 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

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For booking at Haile Resort please contact Richard at