Golan Volcano Runs


Ubicación Merom Golan, Israel

Distancia Maratón

Fecha 03 abr. 2020

Acerca de Golan Volcano Runs

The Golan is part of a huge volcanic bloc. Its northern border is Mount Hermon and south of the Yarmuk River.

In the middle of the volcanic barbed wireline, we will embark on a challenging race in which we will find dormant bubbles, fascinating natural phenomena, and breathtaking views.

30 km and 15 km run like never before ’Join the journey!


3 km

  • 3km

15 km

  • 15km

32 km

  • 32km




Kibbutz Ortal

Merom Golan,il


Merom Golan

Merom Golan,il


The first mountain to be conquered in the race is Tel Chiffon. Just before the summit the road splits and leads to two peaks, each of which has a completely different and spectacular view - the center and the northern Golan Heights. 

The second mountain is Tel Yosipon - an extinct volcano, 981 meters above sea level. From there we will continue to the second ridge (the third type, the wind turbines) - the basalt ridge, a remnant of ancient volcanoes, part of the volcanic line, about 11 km long and 5 volcanoes in the top of the mountain.

After getting drunk from these breathtaking sights, we will continue on to the fourth type - to Mount Avital, which is one of the volcanic volcanoes in the volcanic barbed wire line in the Golan Heights. This mountain, together with the mountain adjacent to it to the south (Mount Bental) is the remnant of one volcano that erupted in two laps, when climbing the mountain you can clearly see the "bubbles" that are open in these mountains ... At the top of Mount Bental, "An old outpost that documents the fighters' lives - it is recommended to bring a flashlight and explore the interior. It is also an excellent view of Syria, the Kuneitra Valley, the Hermon and Golan slopes. On the other side, there is an observation point towards the Galilee and the western Golan.

You stayed with the taste of more? The fifth and final climb is to Mount Bental. The horseshoe-shaped mound is located next to Tel Bental because of the wide valley between them. The two mounds were created in the same volcanic eruption on the slopes of Tel Avital. The geological researchers speculate that the formation of Tel Avital consists of a series of volcanic volcanic eruptions. Its shape was a cone that burst. The floor of the pharynx, which is formed in the tell, serves as the agricultural and plantation areas of Kibbutz Merom HaGolan, located inside the crater, which is about one thousand three hundred meters long.

The researchers discern unique natural phenomena in the geological structure in which a large concentration of various volcanic phenomena, phenomena of lava flow and the transfer of the central pharynx to another location in the te


The first 15 kilometers are lighter and faster - running on white paths, and despite the fact that the first part of the route is slightly higher than the second half, the track is still composed of long, long, flat (and almost) fast link segments.

The second 15 kilometers are quite different - running there is almost entirely done in singles, and although there are fewer surges in the second part of the route, the terrain is more demanding.

The first 15 kilometers
We leave the parking lot at Kibbutz Ortal towards the exit from the kibbutz. After passing through the gate, turn right and enter the running area along the fence. This part, until crossing Highway 91, may be partly muddy and possibly with a puddle or two (the units along the route).

After crossing the road, the climb begins at the first peak - for rye - the length of the climb is about 1 km (about 100 meters climbing) and at the end a breathtaking view of the entire runway and all the other volcanoes we climb.

The descent from the rye is done along the same broad and comfortable dirt road. Turn right right before Highway 91 and connect to a white road for about 3.5 kilometers until you turn right and start the long climb to Yosifon (about 2 km / 160 meters cumulative) along the white road.

The descent from Hiosippon (about 1 km / 100 m) is done along a wide but faulty road - watch out and be careful.

From there, about 2.5 km fast with a moderate increase of less than 100 meters and we finished the first 15 km.

Now the competition just gets hot!

15 km:
Cross Highway 98 and enter the nature reserve "Ridge in Second." 

Running on the reserve, on the mountains of Rasan and Har Hozk, is on a variable track - about 2.5 km (100+ 40 meters) and at the end - a hike along the white trail to the wind turbines and the amazing view towards Quneitra (Syria) (800+ 70+) Golan.

Continue running back to Route 98 including a flat part and then a descent (about 2 km / 100), across to the other side and continue running on the Golan Trail.

The next five kilometers are "rolling hills" - small ups and downs, but do not let this route mislead you - the path is narrow and the route is demanding, and attention should be paid to changing the direction so as not to deviate from the course.

At the end of this route, we will say hello to the Golan trail and begin with a steep and steep climb and almost the last of the day - Avital.

A little more than 1 km with a cumulative increase of 140 m (14% average gradient) followed by 2 km running fast along the road, which we will return back about 140.

We are almost at the end - another kilometer of climbing along a wide road (Wall 80+) and from there we will cross Mount Bantel, we will look until Hermon and beyond, and descend carefully to Merom Golan to the finish point.

La información de la carrera se ha encontrado en el sitio web oficial del evento o en otras fuentes de acceso público. Consulta siempre el sitio web oficial para obtener la información más actualizada sobre la carrera. Si falta algún dato o hay algún error, envíanos un correo electrónico para informarnos..