Posted: 15/09/2016 at 17:21
Ethiopia is fabulous and a great place to run. It's a bit scary to travel in though (the roads are terrifying, I wouldn't drive myself) so a tour is probably a good idea. Try contacting the organisers, they might have partners.
You'll probably be flying Ethiopian Airlines, there's not much choice, but they're good. You also need to think about what shots you need, and get them done in plenty of time, as well as malaria tablets. The altitude in Addis Ababa takes a bit of getting used to, but it's great training (even more so if you can arrange a trip up to the hills at Entoto where the elites train, that's at about 10,000 feet). I'm not trying to put you off, it's a fascinating place - but it does require a bit more organisation than your normal race!