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    DEAD SEA MARATHON ISRAEL FRIDAY 2/2/2024 – EIN BOKEK Get ready to lace up your running shoes and experience the exhilarating Dead Sea Marathon, a Spectacular Running Event at the Lowest Point on Earth.


    Tamar Regional Council proudly presents:

    • FRIDAY 2/2/2024 – EIN BOKEK

    Get ready to lace up your running shoes and experience the exhilarating

    Dead Sea Marathon, a Spectacular Running Event at the Lowest Point on Earth.

    Returning for its fifth edition, at the stunning backdrop of the Dead Sea, this internationally acclaimed running event promises to captivate participants from around the world.

    The Dead Sea Marathon has established itself as a perfect bucket list race for runners from all corners of the globe. Renowned for its unique location, awe-inspiring landscapes, and exceptional race experience, the marathon attracts participants who are seeking an unforgettable running adventure.

    “The Dead Sea Marathon has grown tremendously over the past four years, and we are thrilled to celebrate its fifth anniversary,” said Mr. Nir Wanger, head of Tamar Regional Council. “This year, we have carefully crafted each course to provide runners with an unforgettable experience, combining the thrill of competition with the serene beauty of the Dead Sea. We encourage all running enthusiasts to join us in this remarkable event and make memories that will last a lifetime.”


    The main highlight of the race is running across the sea over the famous gravel dikes amidst the turquoise-colored water with its unique salt formations on either side. These remarkable gravel dikes, stretching 6-8 meters wide, create an exhilarating and incomparable experience for runners of all courses.

    Available distances: 5km Fun Run, 10km Race, Half Marathon (21.1km), Full Marathon (42.4km), and the ultimate test of endurance – The 50km Course, which is Israel’s championship for ultra marathon.

    The Dead Sea Marathon offers a course for everyone: beginners, seasoned marathoners, and long-distance runners.


    One of the distinctive features of the Dead Sea Marathon is its flat and fast courses, providing participants with an excellent opportunity to achieve their personal bests. Whether you’re aiming for a new personal record or seeking a beginner-friendly race, the Dead Sea Marathon offers courses with minimal elevation gain, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable running experience.


    The Dead Sea Marathon is proud to host Israel’s championship for the 50km ultra marathon. The ultra marathon championship adds an extra layer of excitement and motivation for both participants and spectators. As runners push themselves to the limit, they inspire all others, and leave a lasting impression on the running community.


    With the event gaining more and more international recognition and reputation, we estimate doubling the number of international runners from our last edition. Therefore, creating an electrifying atmosphere of global participation.

    The growing popularity of the Dead Sea Marathon is a testament to its unique appeal and competence of captivating runners from around the world. The opportunity to race amidst the stunning landscapes of the Dead Sea, joined with the challenging courses and renowned therapeutic effects of bathing in the hypersaline waters, continues to draw the attention and interest of running enthusiasts worldwide.


    With its diverse range of amenities, including hotels, a bustling shopping center, a beautiful beach, and a new promenade, the Ein Bokek region complements the Dead Sea Marathon as an all-encompassing destination. Runners and spectators will find everything they need for a well-rounded experience that combines adventure, relaxation, and the best of what the Dead Sea region has to offer.

    The therapeutic properties of the Dead Sea itself are a significant highlight of the marathon. The Dead Sea’s salt concentration and mineral-rich waters have numerous health benefits. Runners can enjoy a post-race recovery by floating in the buoyant waters or indulging in a revitalizing mud bath, which is renowned for its ability to promote skin health and soothe muscle soreness.

    Join us for an unforgettable journey through the splendor of the Dead Sea.

    Registration for the Dead Sea Marathon is now open.

    Race slots are expected to fill up quickly.

    For more information, including course details, registration, and updates, please visit