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Duration: 26 Sep 2018 - 01 Oct 2018
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THE BIBLE MARATHON 6-day package
26.09-01.10.2018

Embark on the Biblical adventure and run one of the first race recorded in human history
Choose one of these options to sign up.

The Bible marathon revives historic run of Man of Benjamin” who run from the battlefield at Even Ha’ezer (modern day Rosh Ha’ayin) to Shiloh, the city of the Tabernacle and first capital city of Israel.

Take part in a historic run in remarkable settings. Run History.

The marathon event consists of a full marathon, half marathon, 10k and 5k. The event is part of a 6-day tour package which includes social events, tour to Bethlehem and Jerusalem, hotel accommodation, entry pass for Masada and a dip in the Dead Sea.

Option 1
26-1 Oct 2018 I 6 days I 920$
Itinerary

The itinerary is detailed below. This is what you’ll be doing during your stay!

Day 1. Arrival in Tel Aviv

Arrive in Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV).
There is no set arrival time, so you can book the flight most suitable from your departure airport.
You will have voucher for transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv.
In the evening all international participants who chose this package are invited for dinner with Marathon Israel in Old Yafo.

Day 2. Tour to Ancient Shiloh, race briefing and pasta dinner

In the morning after the breakfast we will visit the National Sport Center and “Olympic Experience”.
At noon we’ll drive by bus to Ancient Shiloh. The tour and spectacular complex with historical movie meet you there. After runners could receive their start kits and come for a race briefing given by the race officials and medical team. And afterwards we carbo-load with a pasta dinner in the traditional Sukkah – a temporary hut constructed because of biblical Jewish holiday – Sukkot which will celebrated exactly of those days.

Day 3. The Bible Marathon. Race day

At 3:30 bus will transfer you to START point in Rosh Ha’ayin. Starting time: 5:30 AM from “Sound of Music” pond for full marathon runners, 7 AM from Ariel for half marathon runners 7:30 and 7:50 AM from Ancient Shiloh for 10 and 5 k runners
Although regarded as an official race following international competition rules including time taking, it is important to remember that it is foremost an Adventure Marathon in which the experience, challenge and emotions is more important. For a detailed description of the marathon day and route, have a look at the race info section.
Full marathon runners will receive the prestigious title of Benjamin Man. Every marathon runner will receive a personalized clay tablet featuring the title “Benjamin Man.” Runners of marathon and half marathon will receive a high quality brand-name polo shirt and 10 and 5 k runners will receive the race shirt. Runners of all the distances will receive a unique clay medal and entrance to the spectacular complex at the finish line in Ancient Shiloh.
Later, after finish of the event, we head to Jerusalem where we check in to our hotel.

Day 4. Bethlehem and Jerusalem

Day to explore Bethlehem and Jerusalem
After breakfast we will attend the full day tour to Jerusalem and Bethlehem
Visit Holy Land sites, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall
Enjoy panoramic overviews of old and new Jerusalem.

Day 5. Masada and Dead Sea

Our trip to Masada and Dead sea begins exactly after the breakfast. We are descending from Jerusalem below sea level through the Judean Desert.
On the way we will stop to look out across the desert as we pass the point marking “sea level”.
Journey along the Arad Masada half marathon and Climb to Masada (chose one of the 2 ways – 400m or 700 m difference in altitude)
We leave Masada and head out to the Dead Sea – the lowest point on Earth. Enjoy basking in the sun at the beach or floating in the mineral-rich water.
The farewell evening . You have free time and enjoy Jerusalem.

Day 6. Departure

Our Bible Marathon trip days has come to an end. After an early breakfast and checkout, we head to the Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV).

Option 2
26-1 Oct 2018 I 6 days I 850$*
Itinerary
The same as Option 1. Exception is accommodation in Tel Aviv – all 5 nights.

Price information
All prices are per person in USD.

Option 1
(for Participants)
Shared double room (marathon): 920 USD
Shared double room (half marathon): 910 USD
Shared double room (10 k): 885 USD
Shared double room (5 k): 880 USD
for Accompanied Person:
Shared double room 800 USD

Option 2
(for Participants)
Shared double room (marathon): 850 USD
Shared double room (half marathon): 840 USD
Shared double room (10 k): 815 USD
Shared double room (5 k): 810 USD
for Accompanied Person
Shared double room: 740 USD

Inclusions
5 nights’ accommodation on BB base
Transportation as per itinerary
Transportation from/to the airport
Tours to Bethlehem & Jerusalem and Ancient Shiloh
Invitation dinner
Pasta Party
Start kits *
Entry to The Bible Marathon, half marathon, 10 and 5k*
English-speaking race officials
Medical team*
Time taking and results service*
Supplies on the route*
Snacks after the race*

*inclusions belong to participants only

Exclusions
International flight to/from Tel Aviv
Visa to Israel
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Beverages
Personal expenses
Cancellation insurance due to illness or injury prior to departure
Travel and health insurance (we strongly recommend you to take out sufficient insurance)
Anything not mentioned under “Inclusions”

Prices are actual till 25.08.2018

To Book this packages please send an e-mail to ira@marathonisrael.co.il