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Israel's Dead Sea Marathon

February 07, 2020
The event starts at 06:00.

The Dead Sea marathon further extends the legacy of the established international Ein Gedi Run, which for over three decades has attracted tens thousands of professional and amateur athletes, offering a captivating running experience against the backdrop of fantastic and serene landscapes. The tradition of the Ein Gedi Run in memory of Tomer and Giora Ron continues with a dedicated 10K run.
The main area of this larger running celebration set on the new hotel promenade in Ein Bokek features the start and finish lines as well as the closing event. Dead Sea hotels offer accommodation and hospitality package deals in the heart of the happening.
The highlight of this running experience is the course that leads through the dikes at the Dead Sea Works plant and well into the southern Dead Sea basin. Reflecting a peaceful daily routine, the central dike marks the Israeli-Jordanian border with no fence. Runners are given a unique opportunity to enter this usually restricted access area and enjoy rarely seen breathtaking views.
The relatively flat surface of mainly compressed kurkar ensures high speed and best performance.

List of Races:
10K Run in memory of Tomer and Giora Ron – running along the new Dead Sea promenade
21.1K Half Marathon – a fast and flat course across the dikes in the southern Dead Sea basin
42K Marathon – a fast course around Dead Sea’s southern shore and 21Km on the central dike
50K Ultramarathon – the first official competition in Israel

Prize money will be awarded to the winners in the general category of each race

Registration

Official website

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Information about the event is available in : English Hebrew

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Races

42.2K

February 07, 2020 (Friday) - 06:30
Cut off: 14:00 hours
Running
42.195 kilometers
6 Aid Stations
Trail Single loop Flat Desert Seaside / Lakeside Countryside Mountain Solo
The number for participants for the race is capped to 400.
 

The 42.2K marathon starts on Ein Bokek road opposite the new Dead Sea Mall and heading north. Runners will run towards Ein Bokek junction where the course turns right (north) and continues on route 90 alongside the Dead Sea scenic shoreline and sparkling blue and turquoise water on the right. After approximately 5km, the course turns east onto the spacious dike, a flat compact dirt road. Note that this course approaches the Jordanian border, a demilitarization zone and a mine hazard area on the east, and do not deviate from the marked path. Continuing south for approximately 13km, alongside Ein Bokek hotel district on the right and the Jordanian border on the left, it is a wonderful opportunity to view the amazing salt crystal formations on the right. The course turns back north by the 21km mark and around the Dead Sea southern basin. The final 5 kilometers take runners back south along the new hotel promenade (note Nahal Ein Bokek crossing) on the way to the festive beachfront finish area, opposite the new Dead Sea Mall. Well Done!

Standard Mark
The Israeli Athletics Association (IAA) officially recognizes the results of this competition.
Dead Sea Marathon measured by an AIMS-certified expert.

50K

February 07, 2020 (Friday) - 06:35
Cut off: 14:00 hours
Running
50 kilometers
8 Aid Stations
Trail Single loop Flat Desert Seaside / Lakeside Countryside Mountain Solo
The number for participants for the race is capped to 400.
 

The 50K ultramarathon Israel championship starts on Ein Bokek road opposite the new Dead Sea Mall and heading north. Runners will run towards Ein Bokek junction where the course turns right (north) and continues on route 90 alongside the Dead Sea scenic shoreline and sparkling blue and turquoise water on the right. After approximately 5km, the course turns east onto the spacious dike, a flat compact dirt road. Note that this course approaches the Jordanian border, a demilitarization zone and a mine hazard area on the east, and do not deviate from the marked path. Continuing south for approximately 22km, alongside Ein Bokek hotel district on the right and the Jordanian border on the left, it is a wonderful opportunity to view the amazing salt crystal formations on the right. The course turns back north by the 25km mark and around the Dead Sea southern basin. The final 5 kilometers take runners back south along the new hotel promenade (note Nahal Ein Bokek crossing) on the way to the festive beachfront finish area, opposite the new Dead Sea Mall. Well Done!

Standard Mark
The Israeli Athletics Association (IAA) officially recognizes the results of this competition.
Dead Sea Marathon is an AIMS-certified course.

21.1K

February 07, 2020 (Friday) - 07:15
Cut off: 12:00 hours
Running
21.1 kilometers
6 Aid Stations
Trail Single loop Flat Desert Seaside / Lakeside Countryside Mountain Solo
The number for participants for the race is capped to 400.
 

Course Description
The 21.1K half marathon starts on Ein Bokek road opposite the new Dead Sea Mall and heading north. Runners will run towards Ein Bokek junction where the course turns right (north) and continues on route 90 alongside the Dead Sea scenic shoreline and sparkling blue and turquoise water on the right. After approximately 5km, the course turns east onto the spacious dike, a flat compact dirt road. Note that this course approaches the Jordanian border, a demilitarization zone and a mine hazard area on the east, and do not deviate from the marked path. Continuing south for approximately 5km, alongside Ein Bokek hotel district on the right and the Jordanian border on the left, it is a wonderful opportunity to view the amazing salt crystal formations on the right. The course turns back north by the 10km mark and around the Dead Sea southern basin. The final 5 kilometers take runners back south along the new hotel promenade (note Nahal Ein Bokek crossing) on the way to the festive beachfront finish area, opposite the new Dead Sea Mall. Well Done!

Standard Mark
The Israeli Athletics Association (IAA) officially recognizes the results of this competition. Dead Sea Marathon is measured by an AIMS-certified expert.

10K

February 07, 2020 (Friday) - 07:30
Cut off: 10:00 hours
Running
10 kilometers
6 Aid Stations
Trail Single loop Flat Desert Seaside / Lakeside Countryside Mountain Solo
The number for participants for the race is capped to 400.
 

The 10K run starts on Ein Bokek road opposite the new Dead Sea Mall and heading north. Runners will run towards Ein Bokek junction where the course will turn right (north) and continue on route 90 alongside the Dead Sea scenic shoreline and sparkling blue and turquoise water on the right. Approximately 5km from the promenade the course will turn back south towards the new hotel promenade (note Nahal Ein Bokek crossing) on the way to the festive beachfront finish area, opposite the new Dead Sea Mall.

Standard Mark
The Israeli Athletics Association (IAA) officially recognizes the results of this competition. Dead Sea Marathon is measured by an AIMS-certified expert.