About Dead Sea Marathon #3Ein bokek - Israel
FRIDAY, 5.2.2021 AT EIN BOKEK
Running on the water at the lowest point on earth
List of the heats:
5 km – Convenient route for those who are new to the running experience
10 km – running along the new Dead Sea Promenade.
Half Marathon – a fast and flat route out on the dike of the Dead Sea, in memory of Tomer and Giora Ron.
Veridis Dead Sea Marathon – fast race around the shores of the southern Dead Sea up to 21 km on the dike.
50km Ultra Marathon – 50km Israel Championship in co-operation with the Athletics Association.
The new racetrack intertwine produces a better running experience:
Everyone runs on the sea – the shorter races also have the unique experience of running in the middle of the sea.Circular route – The routes have been designed to provide minimum repetition of tracks that have already been covered. A higher density of drinking stations.5 km route – The new route design also enables the option for the short distance runners to join in the unique running experience.Convenient parking – a huge parking area adjacent to the Start area, about 1.5 km from the finish.
The highlight of the race is a run towards the 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 dike serves as the border area between the Israeli Dead Sea and the Jordanian Dead Sea and serves as a barrier without a fence between the two countries that maintain a common and peaceful daily routine. The route mostly takes place on a dense and flat graveled area and will be secured by the security forces and the army.
The race takes place with the assistance and support of the Israel Chemicals Company, the Dead Sea Drainage Authority and the Government of the Dead Sea Protection Company.
Vacation Packages – Special benefits for runners at a variety of Ein Bokek hotels.
A Weekend full of fun activities – free kids race, sunset yoga, afterparty on Friday and a Saturday muscle relaxer run.
EXPO – an excellent fair with all the renowned sports and lifestyle brands.
International Event – a colorful event alongside hundreds of runners from around the world.
Professionalism – for the AIMS and Athletic Association Standard Race. The length of the track is measured by a qualified surveyor.
The Dead Sea Marathon has developed from foundations of the veteran Ein Gedi race (originally started in the name of two children who tragically died), which for more than 30 years hosted tens of thousands of runners and served as an anchor point in the annual amateur and professional racing calendar from all over the country. A race that indulged in the magical and quiet landscape of the area. In continuation of the commemoration of this past event the 10 km will be held in memory of Tomer and Giora Ron, members of Kibbutz Ein Gedi.
The Dead Sea Hotels Association, sponsor partners, offers attractive packages at reasonable prices in a variety of hotels at Ein Bokek, including one-night packages. Some of the hotels have medical centres specializing in healing tourism.
Tamar Regional Council and Forum Productions invite runners to take part in an international marathon, which has established itself as a mandatory race on the Israeli racing calendar! Running around the Dead Sea, alongside ancient salt crystals and facing the magical and quiet desert scenery.
Organizers: Company Productions Forum operated by Tamar Regional Council.
Acknowledgments: Israel Chemicals Company, Dead Sea Drainage Authority, Dead Sea Preservation Government Co., Veridis Israel and Ein Gedi Water.