Jerusalem Marathon and Half-Marathon

Marathon Half Marathon 10k 5k
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Event Information

RACE DATE: Friday, March 8, 2024
START TIME (Subject to Change):

Half Marathon: 6:45 AM
Marathon: 7:00 AM
5 KM Community: 8:30 AM
10 KM: First wave begins at 9:15 AM

ENTRY:  Marathon Tours & Travel will secure your discounted race entry.  

Marathon: $
Half-Marathon: $
10 KM: $
5 KM Community: $

COURSE: The course begins at Israel's parliament, the Knesset, in the western part of the city.  Runners then loop around the Giv'at Ram campus of the Hebrew University, pass alongside the Valley of the Cross and go through various neighborhoods on their way up to the Hebrew University's Mount Scopus in eastern Jerusalem.  The route then descents to the Old City, taking runners through Jaffa Gate and the Armenian Quarter and out the Zion Gate, on their way to the Jerusalem Forest.  The race's finishing point is Sacher Park. For descriptions and the course map for all events, please click here.

TIME LIMITS: The finish lines for the various races will close at the follow times:

Marathon – 6 hours after start time
Half-Marathon – 3 hours after start time
10K Race – 1:40 hours after start time

Runners that run at a below-average pace at different points along the course will be asked to move to the sidewalk and may be asked to stop running and contact the marathon staff to be taken to the finish area.  The marathon administration cannot necessarily keep track of all runners that run slower than expected and is not responsible for the wellbeing of these runners along the course or at the finish line.


Marathon: 18 and above
Half-Marathon: 16 and above (participants aged 16-18 require parental consent and a signed medical form)
10 KM: 14 and above (participants aged 14-18 require parental consent and a signed medical form)
5 KM Community: Open to all runners.  (participants under 18 require parental consent)

AWARDS: Every runner receives a technical fabric shirt at the expo and a medal at the finish. Money prizes are awarded for the top three men and women finishers in the marathon, half-marathon and 10KM.

WEATHER: Average temperatures in March range between 45F- 60F. 

DIFFICULTY: Jerusalem's very hilly terrain makes the marathon and half-marathon challenging. You will want to train on hills for this one!