Run in the USA – ESFNA 2023
CELEBRATING OUR ATHLETICS HERITAGE
The Ethiopian Sport Federation in North America (ESFNA) has partnered last year with Deenk Ethiopian Brand Consultant, a marketing and event management company founded by Ermias Ayele to add a running and jogging event to its annual soccer tournament to celebrate Ethiopian athletics heritage and running tradition. The first edition of the running event was successful staged during the 2022 ESFNA annual festival in Maryland.
The second edition of the running event which this year will be staged under the slogan “Honoring the fathers of Ethiopian Athletics” will be part of the 40th anniversary of ESFNA which this year will be hosted by Dallas/Wylie, Texas from 2-8 July 2023. The 5km adults and 1mile children running event will be staged at the Founders Park which is walking 3 minutes away from the Wylie Stadium where the main soccer tournament and festival is taking place.
RUNNING EVENT DETAIL
- Event date: Friday 7 July 2023, 5km starts at 7:30am
- Distances: 5km adult and1mile children
- Start time: 1mile children races at 7:30am
- 5km adult race starts at 8:30am
TWO REGISTRATION METHODS
Option 1: Online registration (click here)
Option 2: Limited tickets will be available during the 2023 ESFNA festival (2 – 6 July). We advise participants to register earlier in June online to guarantee their participation.
Your registration fee include the official race t-shirt which you will collect before race day and finishers medal when they finish the event on 7 th July 2023. Additional information about t-shirt collection will be sent to participants when they register online.
- Registration fee 1-30 June: $30 for Adult & $20 for children
- Registration fee 1-6 July: $40 for Adult & $25 for children
SUPPORTING GOOD CAUSE
- 5% of registration fee goes to charity to support Meseret
- Humanitarian Organization working to empower women throughout Ethiopia.
RUNNERS AND JOGGERS TRAINING ADVIC
A five weeks training advice by Olympic medalist athlete Assefa Mezgebu will be released on Sunday 4 June 2023.
DEENK ETHIOPIA TEAM
Deenk Ethiopia Brand Consultant is cofounded by Ermias Ayele who has lead the biggest road race in Africa for over eleven year and has an extensive event management experience. Ermias has finished the 2023 Rome Marathon barefoot to honor the father of Ethiopian Athletics, Abebe Bikila. Abebe’s historic victory at the 1960 Rome Olympics Marathon where he won barefoot is where the seeds of Ethiopian athletics were planted.
Two prominent Deenk Ethiopia team members are:
Athlete Assefa Mezgebu renowned Ethiopian Olympic medalist who is well known for the role he played at the 2000 Sydney Olympics 10,000m doing the team work with Haile which was very important for Haile’s neck to neck victory with Paul Tergat. Assefa has done his degree in Sport Management from the University of South Carolina. See Assefa’s athletics profile form the World Aathletics Federation website
Tebabu Assefa works in media to promote African culture, and his use of stories to excite markets for African products has resulted in a new model, which creates international market linkages for higher-value and profit- sharing with farmers to foster and advance economic and social development.
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