ETHIOTRIATHLON is a unique triathlon in Ethiopia which will be held on 2-3 November 2019 in the central rift valley at Langano.  The triathlon will start at Sabana Beach Resort and constitutes a sprint distance triathlon (750 m swimming, 20 km biking, and 5 km running). You can take part as an individual, or as part of a team (i.e. one person swims, another bikes, another runs, or a combination hereof with, obviously, no more than three people in a team).

The event also includes a Mini-Ethiotriathlon for kids in two age categories ( age 7-10: 100 m swim, 3 km bike, and 750 m run and  age 11-14: 200 m swim, 6 km bike, and 1.5 km run).

In addition, there will be party and side entertainment activities before and after the event for both adults and children.

The course will be well marked, and there will be water stops and aid stations along the biking and running trails, including basic bike maintenance services. There will be a safety boat and life guards deployed during the swimming section. You will need to carry any additional fluids that you require.   You also need to have good protection against sun exposure.

Participants are expected to arrive at Sabana Beach Resort on Friday afternoon or at latest Saturday morning. We will hold a briefing meeting at Sabana Beach Resort in Langano on Saturday 2nd  November at 14:00. You will also collect your race number and T-shirts from the ETHIOTRIATHLON desk at Sabana Beach Resort on Saturday morning.

The main event for adults will start at 15:00 on Saturday, 2nd November, while the kid’s triathlon will take place on Sunday, 3rd November, morning at 9:00.


Drive south out of Addis Ababa on the Dibreziet/Bishoftu Road heading towards Hawassa. You could either use the express way or the normal highway that passes through the main towns such as Dukem and Debreziet/Bishoftu. The official venue for the event is Sabana Beach Resort which is located at about 200 km from Addis before reaching Arisi Negele and Shahemene towns.


You can register online by completing the registration form here or in person at our office located in Bole Medhanalem Cameron Street (across from Bole Medhanalem Church) AWLO Business Center, 6th Floor, Off. No. 613.