The 2017 Hawassa Half Marathon

23rd April 2017
Hawassa, Ethiopia
Great Ethiopian Run
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23rd April 2017 at 8:05am

Entries close 15th April 2017

The 2017 Hawassa Half Marathon is set to take place in Hawassa on Sunday 23 April 2017. This is the fifth 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 only.

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 to 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 book early.

The entry fee of £50 includes a complementary pre-race pasta dinner at the Haile Resort on Saturday 22nd April, 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 23rd April 2017 is as follows:
• 6.30am: start of non-elite half-marathon - maximum entry of 350 participants
• 7.20am: children's races (1-2km)
• 8.05-8.10am: start of elite half-marathon races (men & women)
• 9.30am: start of 7km run

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