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Sea of Galilee Marathon

Quick facts

Location Tiberias, Israel

Distance Marathon

About Sea of Galilee Marathon

The Tiberias municipality and Israel Marathon are happy to invite you to participate in the 39th Sea of galilee – Tiberias International Winner Marathon, which will take place in January and constitutes the Israel Open Championship.

This is the highest quality Marathon that takes place in Israel, along a comfortable route that starts and finishes in Tiberias and runs along the southern shore of the Kinneret in an enchanting panorama up to Ein Gev and back. In 2012, a record was set for the marathon route in the male category of 2:07:30 hours. Over the years, many athletes from Israel and overseas have improved their personal achievements on the Tiberias route.

We perceive this event as being of utmost importance and, consequently, we have decided to focus on the merits and heats on the date of the event and, therefore, will make every effort in order to hold an especially high quality marathon that surpasses the level of all those that preceded it and, as such, enable you, the athletes, to receive the maximum enjoyment of the experiencing a one-of-a-kind marathon.



  • 42.195km

Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

10 km

  • 10km


Aid Stations

The first drinking station will be at the athletes’ disposal after 5 km and, thereafter, every approximately 3.5 km. Sponges will be available for the athletes at the drinking stations close to the 10, 20, 30, 40 km points.


Chip timing available.

Sea of Galilee Marathon Route Map

Sea of Galilee Marathon Route Map





  • Sea of Galilee
  • Jordan River
  • Kibbutz Ein- Gev
  • Golden Tulip Club Hotel


The Marathon course follows the shoreline of the Sea of Galilee set against breathtaking rustic landscape, and winding through ancient historical landmarks in the Jordan Valley. It is an out and back course, from the main streets of Tiberias along the Sea of Galilee, crossing the Jordan River up to the turning point at Kibbutz Ein- Gev and back to Tiberias. Finishing line is at the Golden Tulip Club Hotel.

Sea of Galilee Marathon Trivia

In 2007, a Kenyan-born Bahraini athlete, Mushir Salem Jawher (Leonard Mucheru Maina), won the race and was briefly stripped of his Bahrani citizenship for competing in Israel.

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.