The Seventh International Jerusalem Winner Marathon is all set for tomorrow, March 17th, 2017, with an expected 30,000 runners to take part in seven routes.
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat ran part of the route today with elite runners from Kenya and India as practice for the main event.
— Jerusalem Dateline (@JlemDateline) March 16, 2017
The Jerusalem Marathon includes the full marathon (42.2 km), half-marathon (21.1 km), 10 km race, competitive 5 km race, popular 5 km race, family 1.7km race and an 800m community race.
“Every year, I am newly invigorated to see the thousands of runners, young and old, who come from all over the country and around the world to participate in the Jerusalem Winner Marathon.
“Each year, participants run through the very streets where kings and prophets walked, against the backdrop of Jerusalem’s cultural and historical landscapes. It is a unique and breathtaking experience,” Barkat said in his greeting to the marathon.
The marathon route takes in Jerusalem’s famous culture and heritage sites including the Knesset, Machane Yehuda marketplace, Mount Scopus, the Old City, David’s Tower, Haas Promenade and more.