‘The dynamic stretching was GREAT, as were the tips about running more smoothly, about terrain (especially avoiding asphalt) and about Ethiopians’ routines and mentality… I have been running for decades but in three days I learned so much!’ – Danilo (Brazil)


We offer you an unrivalled experience which combines personalised, one-to-one athletics training with group runs, in addition to training experience with our registered competitive club, Run Africa AC. We’ll put together a programme for you that combines these elements to give you a fun, challenging and inspirational experience of your time here.

We welcome all abilities, from novices to experienced runners: there is no expectation whatsoever of minimum experience or ability. ችግር የለም፦ Chiggir yillem!




Is your trip to Ethiopia already booked?

  • If so, why not join us for some training while you’re here?
  • Gain an insight into Ethiopia’s rich running culture, training locations, exercise drills and nutritional tips.
  • Breathtaking views over the city and other local surprises.
  • Tips and tricks from experienced athletes.
  • Warm-up and warm-down dynamic stretching sessions.
  • Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel.
  • Water and and post-run refreshment.

Choose from one-to-one training, group runs and / or Run Africa club sessions:

One-to-one training: Increase your strength, stamina and running skills at altitude, guided by with an elite trainer from the Run Africa team, customised to suit your ability, your aspirations and your schedule.

“I get to run the same trails that Gebreselassie, Dibaba, Bekele and other great Ethiopian athletes have run!” – Clare (Uganda)


“What a great experience! I ran and then hiked with the group. Either way, you can not go wrong. I will definitely do this again next year.” – Brenda (USA)


Run Africa Athletics Club sessions: Train with our registered club of elite Ethiopian athletes. Sessions are on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. A club member will be on hand to guide you through the session to ensure that you get the most of it. Nobody else that we know of offers this opportunity!

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“Best of all is their willingness to welcome you to join them!” – Shaun (Netherlands)



For individual, group and club training we charge $49.00 per person, per session. This includes transport (pick-up and drop-off), guided training, water and post-run snacks.

Bekoji – town of runners: We can bring you this special village which is the home town of many famous Ethiopian athletes. They include Kenenisa Bekele, the Dibaba sisters, Derartu Tuli and Fatima Robe. What is it about this place that it produces one Olympic champion after the other? Train shoulder-to-shoulder with elite athletes in Bekoji and discover it yourself!


Weekend group runs: Camaraderie is a powerful motivator! These are sociable, weekend morning sessions, generally comprising jogging at a gentle pace – duration typically 45-60mins – in which you’ll meet others while discovering new routes, landscapes and the running lore of Addis Ababa. Learn from your your fellow runners as well as from your trainer. Are you completely new to running or more of a hiker? You are also catered for if so.



Is your trip to Ethiopia not yet booked? Thinking of coming here?

If so, all of the above still apply except for the $49 per-session price tag. Instead, we can build you an all-inclusive training package which includes accommodation, city tours, massage, cultural experiences (such as home visits to athletes) and / or a stay Bekoji, the Town of Runners. Click here to see some of our standard packages.

Similarly, are you part of a larger group or club? Get in touch! We can build a customised training programme for all or part of your group’s visit to Ethiopia.


Run Africa Ethiopia visiting runner Shaun massage by Addis based masseur Dejene

‘Thank you, guys, for customising the run to my needs. Highly recommended.’
– Eryk (Poland)

“The running plan was very well suited to my ability.” – Jadon (UK)