Look Who’s Coming to Town

Look Who’S Coming To Town

Look Who’s Coming to Town

The Jerusalem Marathon returns once again tomorrow, March 17, 2017, in what has become an annual international celebration of Jerusalem, sports and comradery, all set in a city with 3,000 years of history.

More than 30,000 participated last year and Jerusalemites line the streets to support the runners. The trails encompass the Old City, holy to three religions and a source of inspiration to millions worldwide, and continue through the center of town, a global model of urban renewal and the city’s newly designated Cultural Mile. The main venue will be at Sacher Park, a green oasis located steps away from the vibrant Mahane Yehuda Market.

Runners are expected this year from 62 countries and Mayor Nir Barkat not only starts the race, but also participates.

One of the best parts of the Marathon is its connection to social good in Jerusalem. Runners can raise funds for their favorite causes, from hospitals, to educational projects, to programs for youth with special needs.

“I am running the marathon - the whole 42.195 meters. It’s my sixth marathon...I came here to run the Marathon before I made aliyah - I was here for five days and saw more of Jerusalem than people see while living here….I love the challenge of the hills here and seeing the whole city come out and cheer,” said Beth, a resident of Katamon.

The celebration continues with a huge after-party in Sacher Park, with the chance to meet and mingle with the participants.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your sneakers and get out there to cheer for sportsmanship and the spirit of Jerusalem!