Tamar Regional Council invites you to a unique
running experience in the lowest place in the world:
DEAD SEA MARATHON
Friday – 3.2.2023 – Ein Bokek Israel
The Dead Sea Marathon offer participants a unique running experience in areas they have never run in before. Running alongside ancient salt crystals, in front of the magical desert landscapes and on the eastern border of Israel.
The race, is being held for the fourth year, already has establishes itself as a “bucket list” race for runners from all round the world.
Wide range of courses to accommodate all levels:
5km – a comfortable running and walking route for those who enjoy the running experience.
10km – running on the dike out to the sea and returning along the new Dead Sea promenade.
21.1 km Half marathon – fast and flat track, in the name of Tomer and Giora Ron.
42 km marathon – a flat marathon around the southern Dead Sea basin
50km Ultra Marathon – The Israeli championship by the IAA (Israel’s athletic association).
Salomon is the official footwear and clothing partner of the race; Salomon Ultra Glide is the official race shoe.
Born in the French Alps in 1947, Salomon is committed to pushing the boundaries of outdoor sports through the creation of innovative equipment that allows people to play, progress and challenge themselves in their chosen outdoor sports.
Salomon’s core values match the innovative race at the lowest place on earth, in a landscape that is nothing like anywhere in the world.
Unique – All runners will run straight onto the sea towards the border with Jordan, on a dirt embankment that has never been trodden on and which has been specially adapted for the use of marathon participants. All routes are circular, with minimum asphalt and maximum view (routes are mostly on a compacted flat gravel).
Jordan / Israel border – The embankment serves as the border area between the Israeli Dead Sea and the Jordanian Dead Sea and passes as a border without fence or barrier between the countries, which maintains a common and peaceful daily routine between the two sides. The event will be secured by security forces – police and army.
Special Permits – Due to security reasons, only once a year the race is granted the permits to use the dikes for sporting purposes, this gives the runners the opportunity to discover breathtaking views that have been observed only by security personnel or factory employees.
Vacation packages – especially suited for race’s participants at the Marathon official hotel and variety of hotels in Ein Bokek, including packages for one night only. Many of the hotels offers well-being centers with spa and medical treatments.
Weather – February is the perfect time for a sunny vacation, 430 meters below sea level at the Judean desert.
Transportation service for runners – buses from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem for those interested in arriving on the morning of the race.
Jam packed weekend – lectures and panels, race briefing in English, yoga at sunset, after party on Friday evening and a recovery run on Saturday morning.
EXPO – a professional and well-established fair with all major sports and lifestyle brands.
International event – a colorful occasion alongside hundreds of runners from around the world.
Race’s goodies – Professional running shirt, unique finisher medal for each course, Individual race photo gallery for each participant.
Professionalism – a race officially recognized by the Israeli Athletics Association. The distances of the routes are planned and authorized by a certified surveyor.