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.
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.