Join us for The Great Ethiopian Run 2016

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ILCU Foundation and Gorta Self-Help Africa supporters take a group shot after the race.

The ILCU Foundation is now accepting expression of interest forms to take part in the Great Ethiopian Run 2016, which takes place on Sunday, 20th November in Addis Abba, Ethiopia. More than 36,000 participants from across the globe are expected to walk/jog the popular 10km route through the heart of the capital. (7,726 ft – above sea level)

The purpose of this initiative is to engage with credit unions and to provide an opportunity to see first-hand the positive effects of how your credit union’s financial contribution helps us to develop credit unions for poor people in Ethiopia. We would like to invite participants of all ages and fitness i.e. members of staff or members of the board of directors, to join us for this year’s 16th edition of the popular run.

The trip cost’s €2,500, which covers travel, insurance, hotels, breakfasts, project visits and your race entry. This can be raised by the individual where fundraising support can be provided, or through the credit union and/or Chapter. We would kindly like to ask your credit union to circulate this information amongst your colleagues. Should the ILCU Foundation receive a greater number of expressions of interest forms than places allocated, a random selection process will take place to ensure equality. An ILCU Foundation staff member will travel with the group and in the country.

The trip includes:

  • Outbound flight to Addis Ababa on Saturday 19th November
  • Participation in the Great Ethiopian Run on Sunday, 20th November
  • Visit ILCU Foundation supported credit unions and their members’ homes
  • One half-day of sightseeing in Addis Ababa
  • Return flight to Dublin on Thursday 24th November

*Full logistical details will be circulated among applicants in the coming months.

The expression of interest form can be found here.

The closing date for the submission of forms is the 22nd July 2016. If you have any questions or queries regarding this initiative, please feel free to contact James Gallagher by phoning: 00353 1 614 6746 or email