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Dead Sea Marathon - Israel

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Location Israel

Distance Half marathon

About Dead Sea Marathon - Israel

2020 Dead Sea Marathon

Run at the Lowest Point on Earth, Friday, February 7th, 2020, Ein Bokek

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 Heats:

10K Run – running along the new Dead Sea promenade, in memory of Tomer and Giora Ron.
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 official competition in Israel

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

Bus transfers from Tel Aviv and from Jerusalem (round trip) can be purchased in check out as add-on products. Advance online registration is required.


21.1km - Half Marathon

  • 21.098km

10km Run

  • 10km



Expand your marathon event experience to make it a full sporting weekend for all the family. 

Age Limit


Aid Stations

Feeding stations every 2-3 kilometers, serving mostly water and isotonic drinks.

Award Medals

Prizes will be awarded to men and women in the first 3 places of the general category.Winners in categories will be awarded medals and trophy cups.

Equipment Storage

Baggage storage service will be available at the start area (pre-paid in advance).

Maximum Time

Cut-off time for 10km: 2 hours | Cut-off time for 21.1km: 3 hours | Cut-off time for 42.2km: 6 hours | Cut-off time for 50km: 7 hours.


Upon arrival you will be directed to the parking lot located near hotel Isrotel Ganim and the race finish area. 

Race Kit Includes

Entry, Race Bib and safety pins, Race booklet, Participants complimentary gift.


For the Marathon Race:  Refreshment stands will be located every 3-5 kilometers, serving water, isotonic drinks, gels, snacks, and fruit. Each refreshment stand will be passed twice, on the way back and forth. Refreshment stands will alternatively provide bottled water and water in cups. Nutrition stops exact location and service are subject to change.You must carry a personal water bag/hydration belt with your choice of snack bar and/or gel. There is no special service available for runners to deposit food/clothing along the course.


Professional race timing by B-Timing. Gun timing starts the race clock.


The race organization provide a coach service from Tel Aviv and from Jerusalem (round trip). Advance online registration is required.

Dead Sea Marathon - Israel Route Map

Dead Sea Marathon - Israel Route Map


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The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.