RACE DATE: Friday, March 20, 2020
Half Marathon: 6:45 AM
Marathon: 7:00 AM
5 KM Community: 7:45 AM
10 KM: First wave begins at 9:30 AM
ENTRY: Marathon Tours & Travel will secure your discounted race entry. The prices are as follows (will increase after December 9):
Marathon: USD $69
Half-Marathon: USD $53
10 KM: USD $41
5 KM Community: USD $28
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.
WEATHER: Average temperatures in March range between 45F- 60F.
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.
DIFFICULTY: Jerusalem's very hilly terrain makes the marathon and half-marathon challenging. You will want to train on hills for this one!