Marathon, half marathon, ultra marathon, 10km and 5km races in desert landscapes of the Dead Sea

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In brief

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Date:
5 February 2021 (Friday)
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Number of participants: 3.500,
marathon 2020 — 207,
half marathon 2020 — 1.483
Course Record: 2:42:03 (marathon) אדם מובארכ, Israel, 2020
Entry fee:
€58—75 (ILS 230—300) marathon,
€48—65 (ILS 190—260) half marathon

The Dead Sea Marathon is an annual long-distance running event held in Ein Bokek, Israel. The official name of the event is מרתון ארץ ים המלח, Dead Sea Marathon by Veridis Israel. About 3.500 athletes take part in marathon race and other competitions (207 runners completed marathon and 1.483 finished half marathon in 2020).

The Dead Sea Marathon evolved from the races in nature reserve Ein Gedi‏‏‎ (עֵין גֶּדִי), which were held for more than 30 years.

More about the Dead Sea region and its attractions you may find here.

Dead Sea Marathon 2020

Events and Activities

Marathon race, 26.2mi/42.195km (מרתון ארץ ים המלח)

The marathon race of 26.2mi/42.195km starts at 6:15 5 February 2021 (Friday) from the Dead Sea Premier Shop, Beach Resort & Spa (מרכז מבקרים חוף פרמייר) in Ein Bokek region.

Age limit: from 17 years old on 31 December 2021.

Half Marathon race, 13.1mi/21.097km (חצי מרתון ארץ ים המלח ע”ש תומר וגיורא רון, Veridis Dead Sea Half Marathon)

The half marathon race of 13.1mi/21.097km starts at 7:00 5 February 2021 (Friday) from Chamay Zohar near the Dead Sea in Ein Bokek region.

Age limit: from 15 years old on 31 December 2021.

Ultra Marathon race, 31mi/50km (אליפות ישראל ל-50 ק”מ)

The 31mi/50km race starts at 6:15 5 February 2021 (Friday) from the Dead Sea Public Beach in Ein Bokek region.

Age limit: from 18 years old on 31 December 2021.

Entry fee: €65—85 (ILS 260—340).

Course of the 31mi/50km race, Dead Sea Marathon by Veridis Israel 2021

Course of the 31mi/50km race, Dead Sea Marathon by Veridis Israel 2021

6.2mi/10km Race (מסלול 10 ק”מ)

The 6.2mi/10km race starts at 8:30 5 February 2021 (Friday) from the Dead Sea Public Beach in Ein Bokek region.

Age limit: from 14 years old on 31 December 2021.

Entry fee: €33—40 (ILS 130—160).

Course of the 6.2mi/10km race, Dead Sea Marathon by Veridis Israel 2021

Course of the 6.2mi/10km race, Dead Sea Marathon by Veridis Israel 2021

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Course

The course of the Dead Sea Marathon 2021 traces the Dead Sea shoreline in Ein Bokek region, follows the border of Jordan amid desert landscape.

Course of the Dead Sea Marathon by Veridis Israel 2021 with altitude profile

Course of the Dead Sea Marathon by Veridis Israel 2021 with altitude profile

Total elevation gain of the marathon course is 166 m.

The course of the Veridis Dead Sea Half Marathon 2021 partly coincides with the marathon route.

Course of the Veridis Dead Sea Half Marathon 2021 with altitude profile

Course of the Veridis Dead Sea Half Marathon 2021 with altitude profile

Total elevation gain of the half marathon course is 105 m.

Start for all races of the Dead Sea Marathon 2021 is on the shore of the Dead Sea in Ein Bokek region: the marathon starts from the Dead Sea Premier Shop, Beach Resort & Spa (מרכז מבקרים חוף פרמייר); the half marathon starts from Chamay Zohar.

Finish is in Ein Bokek: the marathon ends at the beach of David Dead Sea Resort & Spa; the half marathon finishes at the Dead Sea Public Beach.

You may find the official course map of the Dead Sea Marathon 2021 here and the Veridis Dead Sea Half Marathon 2021 here.

Time limit for completing the marathon is 6 hours, for the half marathon distance — 3 hours.

Water and nutrition stations are located every 3-5km of the route. The stations provide runners with drinking water, isotonic drink, energy gel, fruit, snacks.

The route of the Dead Sea Marathon 2021 is certified by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).

Registration

You may sign up for races of the Dead Sea Marathon 2021 online.

The online registration is open till 31 January 2021.

The entry fee for the Dead Sea Marathon 2021 varies depending on the date of purchase:
till 15 September 2020 — €58 (ILS 230),
from 16 September till 19 December 2020 — €65 (ILS 260),
from 20 December 2020 till 31 January 2021 — €75 (ILS 300).

The entry fee for the Veridis Dead Sea Half Marathon 2021 varies depending on the date of purchase:
till 15 September 2020 — €48 (ILS 190),
from 16 September till 19 December 2020 — €60 (ILS 240),
from 20 December 2020 till 31 January 2021 — €65 (ILS 260).

In case of event cancellation due to COVID-19 restrictions, a refund of the entry fee will be made except for €2.5 (ILS 10) handling fee.

Till 1 January 2021 you may cancel your registration and get a part refund of the entry fee or you may switch to another distance for a fee of €7.5 (ILS 30). More info is here.

Your Marathon or Half Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number with time measuring chip
  • Safety pins to attach your bib number
  • Goody bag
  • Food and beverages stations along the course and after the race
  • Finisher medal
  • Online race results
  • Medical aid if necessary

You may order at extra charge:

  • bag deposit and transfer from start to finish — €2.5 (ILS 10),
  • race pack mail delivery (only for Israeli residents) — €19 (ILS 75),
  • bus transfer to the start from Tel Aviv and back — €40 (ILS 160),
  • bus transfer to the start from Jerusalem and back — €30 (ILS 120).

You may pick up the Race Pack with your bib number at the Expo of the Dead Sea Marathon 2021. Please, specify the venue of the Expo on the race website.
Pick-up desks schedule:
4 February 2021 (Thursday) from 16:00 till 21:00,
5 February 2021 (Friday), on race day from 5:00 near the start.

To get your Race Pack you should show your ID with photo.

No health certificate is required to enter any race of the Dead Sea Marathon 2021.

Race Results 2020*

Men (marathon)
1. אדם מובארכ (ISR) 2:42:02
2. כהן אדיר (ISR) 2:54:36
3. וונדיה טרקאי (ISR) 2:56:51

Women (marathon)
1. Karolina Wasniewska (PL) 3:08:36
2. הילה בונה (ISR) 3:30:38
3. Elizabeth Swedberg () 3:32:52

* Source: deadsea.run

Find your result and the results of your friends and companions here.

Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
Forum Productions
Hayarkon 61 Tel Aviv
Israel
tel. +972-3-6332672

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* The race information is from publicly available sources and the official website of the event. Always check the official website for the most up-to-date information. If you see any mistake, please write to admin@letsportpeople.com.

Weather during Previous Races

Date: 7 February 2020
Light rain in the afternoon. Rain 2.8 mm (0.11 in).
Temperature: 14°C – 19°C (56°F – 65°F)
Wind: 19 km/h (12 mph)
Date: 1 February 2019
Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: 12°C – 22°C (52°F – 71°F)
Wind: 5 km/h (3 mph)

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Flights to Tel Aviv

From your nearest airport (based on your IP):

Prices are for round trip flights 3 February 2021 — 7 February 2021. Price information is automatically renewed. You may check flight prices for other dates here or use the search form in the right upper column (desktop).

You may use public transport, taxi, or preordered transfer to get to Jerusalem from the Ben Gurion Airport Tel Aviv (TLV) and back.

If over the past 6 years your flight within European Union, Turkey or to these countries was delayed for more than 3 hours or cancelled, if you missed a connection flight because of delay, if you were denied boarding because of overbooking you are eligible for compensation of 125—600 € according to European Commission Regulation 261/2004 and Turkish Regulation On Air Passenger Rights. You may check your case for free here, it takes 2 minutes. No fee is charged until the compensation is paid.

Insurance

Race participants are fully responsible for their life, health and any consequence that may result from running a distance. Keep in mind that ordinary health insurance does not cover participation in sport events. Special sport insurance is preferable.

Accommodation in Ein Bokek

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Tours and Excursions

Other Races in February 2021

M — Marathon, 42.195 km
H — Half Marathon, 21.097 km

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