The Tiberias Marathon races run along the shores of the Sea of Galile, where Jesus walked by and on water
The marker on the map indicates the city in which the race takes place and does not display the exact start or finish location.
marathon 2020 — 1.120
half marathon 2020 — 1.485
from 70 € (270 ILS) marathon,
from 52 € (200 ILS) half marathon
The Sea of Galilee Tiberias Marathon is an annual long-distance running event held in Tiberias, Israel. The official name of the event is Sea of Galilee Tiberias International Winner Marathon. About 4.500 athletes take part in marathon race and other competitions (1.120 runners completed marathon and 1.485 finished half marathon in 2020).
The first Tiberias Marathon was established in 1977 and became Israel’s first international marathon competition.
The Sea of Galilee (יָם כִּנֶּרֶת), aka Lake Tiberias, Kinneret or Kinnereth, is the lowest freshwater lake on Earth, so the Tiberias Marathon is deemed the world’s “lowest” marathon: its’ course levels between 208 and 191 m below sea level.
The Sea of Galilee Tiberias International Winner Marathon 2020
Marathon race, 26.2mi/42.195km (Sea of Galilee Tiberias International Winner Marathon)
The marathon race of 26.2mi/42.195km starts at 7:30 1 January 2021 (Friday) from Ha-Banim Street in Tiberias.
Age limit: from 20 years old on the race date.
Half Marathon race, 13.1mi/21.097km
The half marathon race of 13.1mi/21.097km starts together with the marathon at 7:30 1 January 2021 (Friday) from Ha-Banim Street in Tiberias.
Age limit: from 16 years old on the race date.
The 10km race starts at 8:05 1 January 2021 (Friday) from Ha-Banim Street in Tiberias.
Age limit: from 14 years old on the race date.
Entry fee: from 29 € (110 ILS).
The school race starts at 9:00 1 January 2021 (Friday) in Tiberias.
Pasta Dinner is held 31 December 2020 (Thursday) in Tiberias.
The roundtrip course of the Tiberias Marathon 2021 traces the Sea of Galilee’s shoreline against a rustic landscape, along the Barniki and Shikmim Beaches, crosses the historically significant Jordan River and turns back to Tiberias, the capital of Galilee, at Kibutz Ein-Gev.
The route is set on asphalt and traffic-free roads.
Altitude range of the marathon distance is 17 m, total climb is 265 m, total descent is 259 m.
The course of the Tiberias Half Marathon 2021 partly coincides with the marathon route; it turns back to Tiberias near the Tzemach Beach.
Altitude range of the half marathon distance is 16 m, total climb is 151 m, total descent is 146 m.
Start for all races of the Tiberias Marathon 2021 is on Ha-Banim Street in Tiberias.
Finish is on Ha-Galil Street near Shim’on Garden in Tiberias.
You may find the official course map of the Tiberias Marathon 2021 here.
The participants of the Tiberias Marathon and Half Marathon 2021 are divided into starting blocks according to the results of the previous races. The starting block is indicated on the bib number.
Time limit for completing the marathon is 6 hours, for the half marathon distance — 3 hours.
The pace makers of the Tiberias Marathon and Half Marathon 2021 provide the necessary pace in order to finish within a certain time. The pace makers can be recognized by their outfit marked with the corresponding finish time. Target times for marathon are following: 3:00, 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00, 5:15, 5:30. These are half marathon target times: 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:05, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30.
Water and nutrition stations are located approximately every 3km of the route beginning at km 5. The stations provide runners with drinking water, isotonic drink, energy gel, refreshing sponges.
Before the start you may leave your personal belongings in Archaeological Garden near the start line. The bag deposit is available from 6:00 till 15:00 1 January 2021 (Friday). Only small bags are accepted; nobody is liable in case of loss or theft.
The route of the Tiberias Marathon 2021 is certified by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).
You may sign up for races of the Tiberias Marathon 2021 online.
The online registration is open till 26 December 2020.
The entry fee for the Sea of Galilee Tiberias International Winner Marathon 2021 rises from 70 € (270 ILS) as the race date approaches.
The entry fee for the Tiberias Half Marathon 2021 rises from 52 € (200 ILS) as the race date approaches.
How to cancel your participation in the race, to switch the distance or to transfer your registration to another person, see here.
Your Marathon or Half Marathon Race Entry includes:
- Bib number with time measuring chip
- Bag deposit
- Food and beverages stations, toilets along the course and after the race
- Pace maker service
- Finisher medal
- On-line race results
- Finish video
- Medical aid if necessary
You may order a race T-shirt at extra charge of 13 € (50 ILS).
You may pick up the Race Pack with your bib number at the EXPO of the Sea of Galilee Tiberias International Winner Marathon 2021. Specify the venue of the EXPO on the race website.
Pick-up desks schedule:
31 December 2020 (Thursday) from 12:00 till 20:00.
To get your Race Pack you should show your ID with photo.
No health certificate is required to enter any race of the Tiberias Marathon 2021. At bib number pick-up you should sign the declaration of your health condition.
Find your result and the results of your friends and companions here.
21 Unitsman Street, Tel Aviv-Jaffa
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: 3 January 2020
Temperature: 9°C – 18°C (48°F – 64°F)
Wind: 16 km/h (10 mph)
Date: 4 January 2019
Temperature: 7°C – 19°C (45°F – 70°F)
Wind: 7 km/h (4 mph)
Date: 5 January 2018
Temperature: 9°C – 17°C (52°F – 63°F)
Wind: 15 km/h (9 mph)
Date: 6 January 2017
Temperature: 12°C – 21°C (54°F – 71°F)
Wind: 17 km/h (10 mph)
Date: 8 January 2016
Temperature: 13°C – 18°C (55°F – 65°F)
Wind: 20 km/h (12 mph)
Date: 9 January 2015
Temperature: 3°C – 9°C (37°F – 49°F)
Wind: 15 km/h (9 mph)
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Prices are for round trip flights 30 December 2020 — 3 January 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 Tiberias 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.
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.
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M — Marathon, 42.195 km
H — Half Marathon, 21.097 km
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