Jerusalem Marathon, Half, 10K & 5K 2024

Nights
6
Date
08.03.2024
  • 10k
  • 5k
  • Half Marathon
  • Marathon

Jerusalem Winner Marathon, Half, 10K & 5K

Has it been your dream to visit the Holy Land?  Now is your opportunity to join Marathon Tours & Travel for its fifth tour to Israel for the International Jerusalem Winner Marathon 2024!  As one of Israel’s largest marathons, more than 30,000 participants have participated in the past.

In addition to the physical aspects, the marathon course will take you through exquisite landscapes and heritage sites such as the Israeli Knesset, Yehuda Marketplace, Mount Scopus, the Old City, David’s Tower, Haas Promenade and much more. It is guaranteed to be a challenging, thrilling and unforgettable experience for all runners. If the marathon is not for you, they also offer a half-marathon, 10K and 5K!

We offer a six-night package based in Jerusalem, with a day excursion to Masada and the Dead Sea. Your English-speaking guide will bring the past to life and show you the present times as you wander through the Holy City and surrounding sites. Highly recommended is the four night post-race extension with two nights in the Galilee area and two nights in Tel Aviv.

Our 2024 package has been closed.  

The 2025 edition of Jerusalem Winner Marathon, Half, 10K & 5K is scheduled to take place on 21 March 2025. Please contact us to join our notifications list and be the first to receive package updates.

Meals Included

Meals Included

Daily breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners included

Guide

Guide

Guidance & support from our team

Transfers

Transfers

Arrival and departure airport transfers included

Trip Extension

Trip Extension

Trip extension to Galilee & Tel Aviv available

Accommodation

Accommodation

Excellent accommodation

Entry

Entry

Guaranteed race entry with a choice of distance available

Celebration Party

Celebration Party

Post-race celebration dinner included

Excursions

Excursions

Daily tours with English speaking guide(s)

Travel Package Information

  • Itinerary

    • Jerusalem Marathon Package/6 Nights/5 - 11 March 2024

      Tuesday 5 March 2024
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      Arrival Day

      Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport (TLV), be met and transferred to the Orient Jerusalem Hotel. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy.

      Wednesday 6 March 2024
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      Full Day Tour

      Following a lavish buffet breakfast, we will begin our full day tour of the New and Old City.  We will start at the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city, visit the Tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper on Mt. Zion. Upon entering the walled city, we will visit the Roman Cardo and the famous Western Wall. Next we will walk along the via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Lunch is not included, but a restaurant will be recommended in the Old City.  After ample time for sightseeing, we will return to the Orient Jerusalem Hotel where you have some free time before we gather for our ‘Welcome to Jerusalem’ dinner at a local restaurant.

      (Breakfast and dinner included)

      Thursday 7 March 2024
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      Shake-out Run, Expo & Dinner

      Start your morning with an optional group shake-out run. Following breakfast, visit Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Once inside the museum, it is a self-guided tour (extra £16). On the return trip to the Orient, we will make a stop at the Mahane Yehuda Market, which has more than 250 vendors selling fresh fruits, vegetables, cheese, wine, baked goods…the list goes on! This is a great place to grab a quick bite to eat before we head to the EXPO to collect your bib and race packet. You will find vendors for clothing, shoes, supplements and more. The next stop will be back to the hotel for some rest before we gather at the Orient Hotel for our pre-race dinner.

      (Breakfast and dinner included)

      Friday 8 March 2024
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      Race Day & Celebration Dinner

      Breakfast will be available early. We will meet in the Orient lobby and transfer by coach bus to the start. After your race, enjoy the family festival at Sacher Park and return to your hotel at your leisure. Please note that due to road closures, it is challenging to get to the hotel by bus. Therefore, we recommend a leisure walk back (approx. 1.2 miles) or taking a taxi. Tonight we will gather for a celebration dinner at Khan Restaurant.

      (Breakfast and celebration dinner included)

      Saturday 9 March 2024
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      Full Day Tour

      Today is a full-day excursion to the ancient ruins of Masada and the Dead Sea. Be sure to bring your bathing suit, towel, sunscreen and water shoes so you can experience floating in the Dead Sea! Upon returning to Jerusalem enjoy dinner in the city at one of the many local restaurants.

      (Breakfast and lunch included)

      Sunday 10 March 2024
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      Half Day Tour

      After breakfast is a guided tour of Bethlehem, a Palestinian town south of Jerusalem on the West Bank.  This is the biblical birthplace of Jesus and is a major Christian pilgrimage destination. You will visit the Church of the Nativity and have time to explore Manger Square. Suggestions will be made for lunch before our short drive back to Jerusalem. This afternoon is free for you to see more of the Old City or perhaps visit the Israel Museum, known as the largest cultural institution in Israel and ranked among the world’s leading art and archaeology museums. The Israel Museum is also famous for housing the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest biblical manuscripts in the world. This evening join us for a ‘Farewell to Jerusalem’ drink at the hotel before you venture out for dinner at one of the many local restaurants.

      (Breakfast included).

      Monday 11 March 2024
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      Departures or post-race extension to Galilee and Tel Aviv.

      Airport transfers are included in your package price. We hope you enjoyed your time in Israel!

      (Breakfast included)

      Itinerary subject to change.

      Please note that this itinerary involves a lot of walking, some on cobblestones such as the Old City and Masada.

  • Extensions

    • POST-RACE EXTENSION  | 11 March – 15 March 2024 | Galilee and Tel Aviv 

      Monday 11 March 2024

      From Jerusalem, our first stop is Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent his childhood. We will visit the Church of Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph, and then continue, via Kana, to Tiberias, the lovely resort town. We will drive along the Sea of Galilee to visit Capernaum and view the ruins of the ancient synagogue where Jesus taught. Other stops include Tabgha, the site of the miracle of fish and loaves located at the foot of the Golan Heights and Yardenit, the famous baptismal site where the Jordan River leaves the Sea of Galilee towards the Dead Sea. Lunch and a tour of a Kibbutz is also on the itinerary for today. Overnight is at the newly renovated Galei Kinneret Tiberias Hotel.

      (Breakfast at the Orient Jerusalem and lunch included)

      Tuesday 12 March 2024

      This morning, we embark on a hike through the Gamla Nature Reserve set high in the Golan Heights of Northern Israel. It’s a magical place where eagles nest, archaeological ruins lie, and the quaint and stunning setting, including the breathtaking view down towards the Sea of Galilee are inspirational!  This afternoon enjoy a wine tasting in the Golan Heights area before we return back to the Galei Kennereth Tiberias Hotel.

      (Breakfast included)

      Wednesday 13 March 2024

      Following breakfast and check-out, we will begin our drive northwest to the border of Israel and Lebanon, to Rosh HaNikra and descend by cable car into the underwater grottoes to admire the spectacular natural formation. From here we will drive along the coast to Acre, the Old City recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.  You can walk through the market, the mosque and the old port. Restaurants will be recommended for lunch before we continue down the coast to Caesarea, the ancient Roman capital and port.  Here you will enjoy a walking tour of the theatre and the archaeological ruins and excavations. The final stop before reaching Tel Aviv will be Haifa for a scenic view of the City, the Port and the magnificent Bahai Gardens and Shrine. Overnight accommodations will be at the Tel Aviv Renaissance where you can relax and enjoy an evening on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.  

      (Breakfast included)

      Thursday 14 March 2024

      This morning you have the option to join a Tel Aviv 10KM Run and Tour (additional cost of £52). We’ll get an early start (06:30AM) and spend approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes touring the streets of Tel Aviv. Some of the highlights will include Atarim Square, Ben Gurion Avenue, Rabin’s Square, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Sarona (formerly Templar’s Village), Habima Square and Rothschild Avenue before returning to the beautiful Tel Aviv boardwalk along the beach en route back to the Renaissance Hotel. The pace is about a 10:30 (minutes per mile) and there will be stops along the route.

      The rest of the morning will be spent exploring Tel Aviv with a guided tour starting in Old Jaffa, one of the oldest port cities in the world where we will visit the ancient ruins and walk along the Artist’s Quarter.  This afternoon will give you free time to continue exploring Jaffa, visit the Nahalat Benyamin Pedestrian Mall and/or stroll down Shenkin Street – the lively and colorful street known for its unique shops, café life and youthful ambiance.  This evening we invite you to our Farewell Dinner held at a local restaurant. 

      (Breakfast and dinner included)

      Friday 15 March 2024

      Departure day. Airport transfers are included in your package price. We hope you enjoyed your time in Israel!

      Important:

      • Modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) is required for visiting holy sites. Optional head covering for women. Men cannot wear hats.
      • The tour will involve quite a bit of walking.
      • Your international flight should be in and out of Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV). Your arrival date should be 5 March and your departure date 15 March.

      Accommodation

      Galei Kinnereth Tiberias – Enjoy this beautiful luxury hotel on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.  Here you will find plenty of exciting opportunities – from lookout points to water tours to historical sites. There are unlimited options to satisfy every kind of adventurer. Each room is equipped with a seating area, coffee-maker, safe, mini refrigerator, comfortable bed, hairdryer, WIFI, USB sockets and large rain showerhead.

      Renaissance Tel Aviv – The Renaissance Tel Aviv Hotel is ideally situated – on the beach and within easy access to restaurants, shopping and entertainment. All guests will enjoy free Wi-Fi, access to the fitness center and air-conditioned rooms with spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea. This hotel has a smoke-free policy.

  • Packages & Rates

    • Guaranteed Jerusalem Marathon 2024, Half, 10K or 5K Entry

      We are pleased to offer you guaranteed entry for the Jerusalem Marathon 2024. You can buy the entry from Marathon Tours & Travel if you also buy the accommodation package from us. 

      Marathon Tours & Travel Jerusalem package includes the following:

      • Stay at the Orient Jerusalem Hotel for 6 nights from 5 March 2024
      • Daily breakfasts, except on arrival day
      • 3 Evening Dinners
      • 1 Lunch
      • Airport Transfers
      • Ground Transportation according to the itinerary
      • Tours with English speaking guide(s) as per itinerary
      • Gratuities and tips for drivers and guides
      • One 500ml bottle of water on tour days
      • Entrance fees: Masada (with cable car), Yad Vashem (Holocaust Memorial)
      • Guidance and support from the Marathon Tours & Travel team in Israel

       Marathon Tours & Travel post-race extension package to Galilee & Tel Aviv includes the following:

      • Stay at Galei Kinnereth Tiberias Hotel for 2 nights from 11 March 2024
      • Stay at Renaissance Tel Aviv Hotel for 2 nights from 13 March 2024
      • Meals according to the itinerary
      • Ground transportation according to the itinerary
      • Touring and sightseeing with English-speaking guide per the itinerary
      • Gratuities and tips for drivers and guide
      • One 500ml bottled water per person per day (on tour days only)
      • Entrance fees as per the itinerary: Capernaum, Rosh Hanikra, Caesarea, Gamla Reserve
      • Services of the Marathon Tours & Travel staff

      Rates (all prices are per person in UK pounds sterling)

        Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
      Jerusalem 6 nights package from 5 March 2024

       

      £2499 per person £3639
      Galilee & Tel Aviv 4 nights extension package from 11 March 2024

       

      £1655 per person £2380

       Optional Extras

      • Israel Museum (self guided) 7 March – £15 per person
      • Tel Aviv 10K Run & Tour 14 March – £48 per person
      • Guaranteed 2024 Jerusalem Half Marathon Entry at £61
      • Guaranteed 2024 Jerusalem Half Marathon Entry at £48
      • Guaranteed 2024 Jerusalem 10K at £36
      • Guaranteed 2024 Jerusalem 5K at £24

      Important

      • Modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) is required for visiting holy sites. Optional head covering for women. Men cannot wear hats.
      • This trip involves a lot of walking, some on cobblestones such as the Old City and Masada.
      • For the 6 nights Jerusalem package your international flight should be in and out of Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV). Arrival date should be 5 March and your departure date on 11 March.
      • For the 6 nights Jerusalem package plus Galilee & Tel Aviv extension your international flight should be in and out of Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV). Arrival date should be 5 March and your departure date on 15 March.
  • Hotels

    • Orient Jerusalem Hotel

      The luxurious Orient Jerusalem Hotel is located in the heart of the German Colony, a prestigious and vibrant neighborhood offering many leisure and entertainment options. The hotel is within walking distance of the Old Town and directly opposite the station, which was once the first railway station in the city and has now become a contemporary site with galleries, boutiques, designer shops, cafes and restaurants.

  • Event Information

    • 2024 Jerusalem Marathon, Half, 10K, 5K

       

      Race Date: Friday 8 March 2024

       

      Start Times: Half Marathon: 06:45AM
      Marathon: 07:00AM
      5km Community: 08:30AM
      10km: First wave begins at 09:15AM

       

      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 descends 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 following 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.

       

      Eligibility:

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

       

      Starting Times and Bib Numbers:

      Although we are licensed to sell official entries for the 2024 Jerusalem Marathon, Half, 10K, 5K we have no influence over the allocation of starting times and bib numbers.

      Closer to the event we will ask for your expected pace and other details to complete the registration process for the 2024 Jerusalem Marathon, Half, 10K, 5K. The race organisers will allocate you a starting time and bib based on the information you provide.

       

      Race Rules:

      All official race rules must be followed.

       

      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.

       

      Event difficulty:

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

  • Registration & Booking

    • Conditions of Sale

      Please note we cannot sell race entry without an accommodation package. Race entry is not refundable.

      If you wish to make any changes to your reservations, administration and/or service fees might apply. For our general T&C’s please see here.

       

      How to Book

      To make your booking, click on the book now button, ensuring that you select the correct number of rooms and types for all members in your party plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place.

       

      Payments

      When you confirm your booking, we will take a deposit payment. Subsequent payments are taken automatically.

       

      Travel advice

      Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Israel’s current entry restrictions and requirements.

      Please be aware of local traditions, customs, laws and religions. In particular dress modestly (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting holy sites.

       

      Travel Insurance

      Travel insurance is an essential part of any holiday you take and we highly recommend that you purchase suitable insurance for your trip. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy also covers you to participate in running events.

       

      Security Policy

      Marathon Tours & Travel’s security policy requires that anyone staying in our room block must be registered as part of our package. If a registered client attempts to house a non-registered guest and/or invite them to attend any of our scheduled activities, the registered guest’s tour package will be forfeited, and parties may be denied access to future tours. Please note that no exceptions will be made as this policy will be strictly enforced.

       

      Race Rules

      Our itinerary and details regarding the race are based on current information available at the time this package was released for sale. Whilst we expect the details to remain correct, changes are possible and will be confirmed nearer to the trip after the race organisers have confirmed final instructions. All race rules and procedures need to be followed.

       

      Starting Pens and Bib Numbers

      Although we are licensed to sell official entries for the 2024 Jerusalem Marathon, Half, 10K, 5K we have no influence over the allocation of starting times and bib numbers. Closer to the event we will ask for your expected pace and other details to complete the registration process for the 2024 Jerusalem Marathon, Half, 10K, 5K. The race organisers will allocate you a starting time and bib based on the information you provide.

  • Jerusalem Destination Guide

    • Runners pass through Jerusalem

      Jerusalem is one of the world’s most impressive and beautiful cities, offering a large amount of culture, cuisine and memories in a historic location. Read our Jerusalem destination guide.