Desert Marathon


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Participants can choose between a full marathon (42.1), half-marathon (21) 10k or 5k distance course, all of which begin and end at the Herods Hotel Eilat.

The course takes the runners through the picturesque Holly land Forest , climbs up along Roded creek, past the remains of an old gold mine in the Tuchin valley and then continues upwards towards the Shchoret mountain - truly a breathtaking scenery.

Running in the desert presents formidable challenges that may be difficult to appreciate fully before coming to a race, no matter how realistic one’s training might be. The forbidding nature of the desert environment — the heat and the cold, the sand and the wind, the merciless sun - all of these factors combine to make the race much tougher than the distance itself would suggest.

Thursday, November 27 2014

Arrival to Eilat

16:00-21:00: Expo:

Health and sports booths

Race kits collection

Pasta meal


Friday, November 28 2014 – Racing day

06:00 - Race kit collection

7:00-13:00: Expo (in Herods Hotel):

Health and sports booths

Various activities

warmup and race start

06:00 Marathon start

06:10 Half-marathon start

06:30 10K start

06:40 5K start

21:00 Marathon Party - VIllage Beach

Registration Fees Include

1.      Participation in the race

2.      Race kit including a Dri Fit shirt

3.      Medical and safety services, insurance, security, beverages

4.      Various additional items, courtesy of the event sponsors


Registration Important Dates

•             Registration ends: November 24, 2014 (until midnight local time)

•             Changes and cancellations: by November 17, 2014 (until noon local time)