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Israel’s first marathon is warming up on the starting line for the 43rd time!

Tiberias Marathon, the race that paved the way for Israel’s booming running culture, offers a fast and flat course, running alongside views of the Sea of Galilee and the surrounding green mountains in a celebration that doesn’t stop for 42.2 kilometers.

Tiberias “Winner” Marathon has been for decades a springboard for many runners to their next long run, and has been chosen by thousands of runners as the preferred course for their first full marathon or half marathon, due to the convenient route and the pleasant atmosphere.

Come with us to experience the marathon of the marathons in Israel!

The history of Tiberias Marathon

The idea of ​​organizing an international marathon around the Sea of ​​Galilee began back in 1975, in conversations between coach Ilya Bar-Ze’ev and the Secretary of the Athletics Committee at the time, David Eiger. In those days, the very thought of this was pretentious, given that in the previous four decades there were less than 20 marathons in Israel, and only one of them had over 8 finishers… In the world as well, the full marathon race did not enjoy the popularity we know today. The London and Berlin marathons were not yet born, and the New York Marathon was still in its infancy.

The idea came to fruition in 1977, when many more partners came together, a steering committee was established, and the regional councils of the Jordan Valley and Lower Galilee also joined in.

It was decided that the event would take place on December 31st 1977, along a route from Kfar Nahum to Ein Gev. Even the most optimistic did not expect to see 99 runners from seven countries on the starting line, nor did they expect the winner from Germany Vera Dornbacher to run faster than 2:20 hours. British runner Max Colby finished second, while Yair Karni was crowned the Israeli champion. Zehava Shmueli was the first Israeli woman to ever to run a marathon, and finished 19th overall! Israel television even broadcasted a 50-minute story about the event. Since then 42 marathons have been launched in Tiberias, and now we invite you to join us at the 43rd edition of Tiberias “Winner” Marathon.

Marathon Israel has prepared for you an unforgettable Christmas Holidays...

if you choose to participate in the Tiberias Marathon Festive Program, you'll meet Birds at Paradise at the Agamon Hula Nature Reserve, overlook the borders of 3 countries from high up the dormant volcano of Mount Bental near Merom Golan, relax after the race in the hot pools of Hamat Gader or visit Christmas-decorated Nazareth. And to unwind you'll take an easy Morning Run on the Tel Aviv beach with the Marathon Israel Dream Team.

For details and options contact ira@marathonisrael.co.il

Event schedule

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Thursday, 2.1.2020

12: 00-22: 00 Launch of starter kits at Gan Ha’ir Park and Exhibition.

17:00 Press Conference, Lake House Hotel

18:30 Festive Pasta Party

Friday 3.1.2020

6:00 Opening of the launch pad on Habanima street.

6:00 Opening of luggage storage:

In Gan Khair (finish area) for marathon runners

At the starting point - Habanim street - for runners 21.1 and 10 thousand

6:30 Gathering at the start for runners of the marathon and half marathon. Entrance to the starting compartments in accordance with the set time.

7: 00-13: 30 Expo in Gan Khair.

7:30 Start of the marathon and half marathon.

7:35 Entrance to the starting compartments for runners for 10 km.

7:50 Start 10 km.

9:00 Start of the race of local schools.

9:30 Awarding ceremony of the winners of the half marathon and 10 km - 1, 2 and 3 places, men and women, in Gan Khair.

10:15 Awarding ceremony of the marathon winners - 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, men and women (general + Israelis), in Gan Khair.

11:00 School ceremony.

13:30 Official closing of the event.

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Contact us:

Irina Outchen

International Relations Business Development

Mobile: +972 (0) 58 582 790


Beneficiary information

IP Kats Valeriy Isaakovich
Москва г, ул. кв. Профсоюзная91 252, телефон: +972 (0) 58 582 7907, электронная почта: ira@marathonisrael.co.il