Dead Sea Marathon Israel
Dead Sea Israel, Israel
February 3, 2023
5KM – a taste of the unique route, running on the dike and the Ein Bokek promenade.
10KM – running on the dike out to the sea and returning along the new Dead Sea promenade.
21.1KM Half marathon – a half marathon flat out to the sea, dedicated to Tomer and Giora Ron.
42.2KM marathon – a flat marathon around the southern Dead Sea basin.
50KM Ultra marathon – The Israeli championship 50 km distance in cooperation with the Athletics Association.
* Cash prizes will be awarded to the overall winners in the four long allocations
Running into the sea
The highlight of the race is a run towards the center of sea on the border embankment of the Dead Sea Works that surrounds the southern part of the Dead Sea. Only once a year do the security forces permit use of the dikes for sporting purposes and this gives the runners the opportunity to discover breathtaking views that have so far been observed by employees of the Dead Sea factories or security personnel.
The embankment serves as the border area between the Israeli Dead Sea and the Jordanian Dead Sea and passes as a fence without a barrier between the countries, which maintains a common and peaceful daily routine between the two sides. The route is mostly on a compacted and flat fine gravel area. The event will be secured by security forces – police and army.
The new Ein Bokek promenade