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Running in Ethiopia

Show on the map There are 18 areas in Ethiopia. See them all below. Addis Ababa, Mekele, Hawassa, Bahir Dar and Adama has the most runnable places.

Good to know about running in Ethiopia

Most of Ethiopia is located 2000m7000ft or more above sea level. It is usually a good idea to reduce your training the first days when you arrive at high altitude and adjust your paces for the remainder of your stay.
Meraro, Addis Ababa and Dessie are some of the highest located villages/cities.

Highly rated places to run in Ethiopia

Track and Meskel Square are popular places to run in this area.

Meskel Square / Addis Ababa
Gravel/dirt running spot with some hills
Image by David Stanley on Flickr

Climate in Ethiopia

The yearly average temperature in Ethiopia ranges from 13°C56°F in Meraro to 22°C71°F in Dire Dawa.

More detailed information about the weather in Ethiopia can be found on the page for each city.

Do you know if tracks in Ethiopia usually are open to the public?

Show 32 tracks and 1 running spot on the map

Comments on places around Ethiopia

Derartu kebede - 21/06 -21 (07:36) on Ethiopian Youth Sport Academy Track
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Pratap - 19/04 -21 (07:54) on Ethiopian Youth Sport Academy Track
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COVID-19 REPORT on Ethiopian Youth Sport Academy Track
08/12 -20: Reported as open during the COVID-19 outbreak

In Ethiopia

Addis Ababa | Mekele | Hawassa | Bahir Dar | Adama | Dire Dawa | Ardu | Lege Tafo | Dessie | Jimma | Harar | Shashamane | Nekemte | Weldiya | Shufune | Piassa | Serbo | Meraro Show all areas


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