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Schedule and starting and finish lines

Starting line: all heats will start at Rupin Rd. at the junction between the Israel Knesset building and the Israel Museum.

Please note: Runners should arrive at the starting line 15 minutes before the indicated time.

Starting Gates

Bib Numbers and Starting Gates
Please attach your bib number to the front of your shirt. The color and letter that appear on the number tag are your entry ticket to the starting point.
Find your starting gate according to the letter that appears on your bib number:
  • Marathon – Blue number, letters A and B
  • Half-Marathon – Red number, letters A, B and C
  • 10 km race – Numbers are green, grey or yellow
  • Group 1 – green numbers
  • Group 2 – yellow numbers
  • Group 3 – grey numbers
  • 5 km race - orange ;

Runners that do not provide their target time at registration will be assigned to the slower corral.

If you are running with a partner or a group, please note the target time of the slowest participant.

Starting off safely:
  • The starting gates are located one km away from the park. Please plan accordingly
  • Arrive at the starting area 15 minutes before your scheduled starting time
  • Approach the starting line slowly and carefully, and maintain a safe distance between runners.

Your personal time will be measured from the moment you cross the starting line.
You may leave your sweatshirts at the starting line. All clothing will be donated.


Pacers will be positioned at appropriate points in each gate with clear indicators of each pacer's target time.

Stand near them even if you will not be using their services so that you run alongside people with target times that are similar to your own.

Pacers are sponsored by Jerusalem's Breakfast Club runners.

10 km race times: 40, 45, 50, 55, 58, 60, 62, 65, 70 min.
Half-marathon times: 1:30, 1:35, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:15, 2:30 hours
Marathon times: 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45. 5:00 hours

Crossing the Finish Line:
Please avoid gathering near the finish line at the end of the race so that the next runners can cross the finish line safely.

Walk quickly towards the water station to receive a bottle of water and a medal and proceed towards the staging area.
All runners are invited to take part in the sports event at the staging and finishing areas in Sacher Park.

*** All information applies to men and women alike.

Details subject to change

Kits Distribution

All participants in 10 km, half Marathon and full Marathon tracks are entitled to a runner's kit which includes:
  • Anti sweat running shirt of Saucony
  • Bib number and a timing chip
  • Discount vouchers

All participants in 5 km are entitled to a runner's kit which includes:​
  • Anti sweat running shirt of Eldan
  • Bib number
  • Discount vouchers
  • Timing chip

All participants in 1.7 km Family race are entitled to a runner's kit which includes:

    * Regular T-shirt of Jerusalem Municipality
    * Same bib number for all family members

Receiving your kit:

    * Runners kits will be distributed at the Sports and Health Exhibition in Jerusalem, on March 17th-19th, 2020, 15:00-21:00.
    * To receive their kit, runners will be asked to present ID, confirmation of registration and if necessary,
    in case of a participant under the age of 18, a signed parental consent.
    * Runners can collect kits for up to five additional runners by presenting a signed power of attorney document.
    * Please check it's contents carefully When you receive your kit
    * Runners who registered until February 1th, 2020 can order their Runner kit by mail at the cost of 70 NIS. It is possible to unite 5 kits max at each delivery to a single address after contacting us.

Please note: Runners' kits will not be distributed on the day of the race!

Details subject to change



1. These regulations expand upon guidelines that have been published on the marathon website and clarify and elaborate on them.
2. In order to participate in the race, runners must conduct regular training, be under medical supervision, and be healthy and fit to run. Participants should consider their health, fitness, level of training and personal abilities before choosing to participate in the event, selecting a track and deciding how to run the race.
3. All runners must read carefully and sign up the electronic Health Declaration form- appearing on website during registration.
4. Runners under the age of 18 on the day of the marathon, March 15th, 2019, must provide a signed parental consent form as shown on the website, while registering online for the marathon.
5. Minimal age restrictions apply for each race. When registering, check that on the day of the marathon, March 20th, 2020, runners meet the minimum age requirements for their selected track:
* Marathon – 18 and above
* Half marathon – 16 and above (participants aged 16-18 require parental consent
and a signed medical form)
* 10 km race – 14 and above (participants aged 14-18 require parental consent and a signed medical form)
* 5 km race – open to all runners (participants under 18 require parental consent)

Registration Guidelines:

1. Payment for marathon registration can be made by credit card, while registering online.
2. Cancellation and changes:
* Changes and cancellations will be accepted until February 1th, 2020 at 23:59. Please send your request by email to A handling fee of $30 will be charged for cancelling registration or changing tracks.
* Cancellations will not be accepted after February 1th, 2020 for any reason other than medical reasons. Cancellation requests should be sent by email to with a letter from a physician. A handling fee of $30 will be charged.
* Under exceptional circumstances, requests to change tracks after February 1th, 2019 will be considered based on the exclusive judgment of the marathon producer. A handling fee of $30 will be charged.
* In addition to handling fees, switching to a more expensive track will require the participant to pay the difference. Participants who switch to a less expensive track will be reimbursed with the difference, based on late registration rates.
* Refunds for changes and cancellation will be paid within 90 days of the transaction.
3. Discounts
* Discounts are offered for early registration
* Jerusalem Resident card holder are entitled to a 20% discount

Prices and Registration Dates

General Guidelines:

1. Runners must follow the organizers' instructions that appear on this website and are given during the race. These instructions will ensure fair and well-organized competition for all runners. Marathon officials and organizers reserve the right to disqualify runners that complete unfairly, disobey rules or present a risk to themselves or to other athletes. Disqualified runners will not be refunded.
2. Please be aware of your personal responsibility for your own health, and to the possible consequences on your condition, in case your current medical status doesn't allow you to participate in the race. in case of need, you must consult your doctor regarding any medical problems that may appear and might risk your health during the race.
3. Runners must wear their bib numbers on the front of their shirts. Runners that do not wear their bib numbers will not be admitted to the starting and finish areas.
4. Electronic mats will be placed along the course in order to measure interim times and to serve as control points during the race. Runners must run over these mats. Runners that are not recorded by the system may be disqualified.
5. Runners should remain on the road throughout the race. Running on sidewalks or traffic dividers is forbidden.
6. Do not accompany the runners by bicycle or any other type of vehicle, or run alongside them. This may disqualify the runners.
7. The finish lines for the various races will close at the follow times:
* Marathon – 6 hours after start time
* Half marathon – 3 hours after start time
* 10 km race – 1:40 hours after start time
Runners that run at a below-average pace at different points along the course will be asked to move to the sidewalk and may be asked to stop running and contact the marathon staff to be taken to the finish area.
The marathon administration cannot necessarily keep track of all runners that run slower than expected and is not responsible for the wellbeing of these runners along the course or at the finish line.
8. The winning results for general winners will be determined by the starting shot. Results in other categories will be determined by the runners' personal times as indicated by their individual tags (recorded when each runner crosses the starting line).
9. The results will be determined by year of birth rather than by the exact birth date of the runner.
10. Winners in various categories will receive trophies or similar prizes. Additional awards may be granted to winners, at the exclusive discretion of the marathon organizers.
11. Athletes may appeal their scores by contacting the marathon offices, located behind the ceremony stage at the marathon compound, in writing, within 30 minutes of the end of the event. Appeal fees are 100 NIS, which will be returned only if the appeal is accepted.
12. Please note that the event is photographed and documented by video camera. Registration and participation in the event indicates the runner's consent to allowing the marathon organizers to use this visual documentation and publish it in the media at their own discretion.
13. The organizers reserve the right to cancel the event and/or alter it for security or safety reasons, based on instructions received from certified authorities, due to a state of emergency, extreme weather conditions or other events that the organizers consider valid reason to cancel/alter the event as noted.
14. The organizing committee may close registration at an earlier date than that noted on the official marathon website based on the number of participants.
15. The organizers reserve the right to update information on this website. It is the participants' responsibility to follow up on any new information.
16. Participants are aware that photos and videos that will be taken by the organizers or their representatives during the event, will be used for marketing and advertising in various media.

Details subject to change.

Medical Guidelines

Medical guidelines for runners in the 2020 Jerusalem Winner Marathon events

Enjoyment, challenge, self-fulfillment, social experience and athletic competitiveness bring thousands of runners to the 2019 Jerusalem Winner Marathon events. But the anticipation at the starting line and the satisfaction when crossing the finish line require adequate preparation. Running a race without preparing properly can cause injuries, be harmful to your health, and in extreme cases even lead to death. The following guidelines will help your legs carry you across the finish line, healthy and smiling.

Physical preparation
Before you begin training:
If you have any doubts about your physical ability to begin running, it is advised to consult with your family physician or with a sports physician.


*If you have never run long distances before, training with professional trainer is advised.
Include exercises in your training program that focus on both the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems.
Be sure to follow a training program that is based on your personal fitness level to avoid over-training which can increase the risk of injury.
*It is advised to Set targets (distance and speed) that suit your training and fitness levels.
*Running the half-marathon is recommended for runners who have participated in at least three 10km races over the past two years.
*Running the full marathon is recommended only after running at least 2 half-marathon during the previous two years.

Injury or illness during training:

*Any training session that was canceled due to injury or illness will set the runner back two days in the training program. Please consult with an expert regarding the optimal way to resume training after an illness.
*Running with an injury that has not completely healed may worsen the injury and even cause irreversible damage.
*If you suffered from fever, upset stomach or diarrhea during the week before the marathon, do not participate in the marathon.

The Ministry of Health recommends that runners be examined by a family or sports physician before running in the race:
*Ministry guidelines indicate that the examination should include an EKG in order to rule out congenital heart defects.
*The health statement includes a reference to the runner's health condition during the week preceding the race.

Nutritional Preparation:

48 hours before the race:
*Increase intake of carbohydrates such as pasta, rice, potatoes and bananas
*Consume a bit more salt that you normally would
*Refrain from drinking coffee and alcoholic beverages
*Drink 500 ml of water two hours before the race
*Slowly consume another 500 ml of water before the race begins
Be sure to get enough sleep, especially on the night before the race.

During the race:
*Drink water at every station
*The recommended water consumption rate is 7 ml per kg per hour for men (e.g. a man weighing 70 kg should drink approximately 0.5 liters of water every hour) and 6 ml per kg per hour for women. Drink an additional 100-300 ml of water each hour, according to quantities of sweat and weather conditions
*On hot days, runners should pour water over their heads and bodies, cool themselves under the sprinklers along the course and increase water intake.
*Half-marathon and marathon runners should use electrolytes tablets, isotonic drinks or gels during the run in hot days and if you sweat a lot in order to avoid low sodium levels in the blood (hyponatremia).
(To estimate the amount of fluids lost while running, weigh yourself before and after training (without clothes that tend to absorb large quantities of sweat). Each kg. less after running is equivalent to 1-1.5 liters of water (but no more than that!).

After the race:
*Drink water and eat as needed
*It is recommended to weigh yourself before and after the race
(without clothes that absorb large quantities of sweat), in order to estimate loss of fluids during the race. Every kilogram lost during the race should be replaced with 1-1.5 liters of water (but no more!)

Before and during the race:
*Dress according to the weather conditions on the day of the race. Prepare a change if needed after the race.
*Note important personal information on the back of your number tag including: name, telephone number, important medical information (sensitivity to drugs, conditions such as diabetes and asthma etc.)
*Runners with diabetes should carry a tag or indication of their condition and carry carbohydrates
*Runners with asthma should carry a tag or indication of their condition. It is recommended to use an inhaler as necessary
*Stop running, move to the side and approach a member of the medical team located along the course
in case any of the following symptoms appear:
Chest pain
New, unfamiliar pain
Extreme shortness of breath

If you notice that any of the other runners are not feeling well or have collapsed, notify a member of the medical team immediately.

Health Declaration
In order to complete your registration and participate in the race, you must read carefully and sign up the online Health Declaration form (appearing on the online registration form at the website).
Please be aware of your health status, prior to your participation in the race and in case of need, please consult your doctor regarding any medical problems that may appear and might risk your health during the race.
If there will be any deterioration in your health condition, prior to the race (such as: fever, insomnia, heart problems, vomiting, etc.) you must consult a doctor.
Please note, you must sign up and confirm the Health Declaration form.
If you are interested in medical, physiological or nutritional consultations, physical therapy by a sports physical therapist, or physiological exams such as maximal oxygen consumption and anaerobic threshold, please contact the Sports Medicine Center at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, 02-5325590. Marathon runners will receive a 10% discount when presenting their registration number.
If you are interested in medical, physiological or nutritional consultations, physical therapy by a sports physical therapist, or physiological exams such as maximal oxygen consumption and anaerobic threshold, please contact the Sports Medicine Center at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, 02-5325590. Marathon runners will receive a 10% discount when presenting their registration number.
If you are interested in medical, physiological or nutritional consultations, physical therapy by a sports physical therapist, or physiological exams such as maximal oxygen consumption and anaerobic threshold, please contact the Sports Medicine Center at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, 02-5325590. Marathon runners will receive a 10% discount when presenting their registration number
Good luck!

Details subject to change


Prizes will be awarded at the end of the race for the following categories:

Prizes for runners – Men and Women

  • Bonuses will be awarded for record breaking results:
  • 1,500$ bonus for record breaking results for men and women:
    Record time for men – 2:16:08 hours, set by Ronald Kimeli Kurgat from Kenya in 2014
    Record time for women – 2:38:24 hours, set by Joan Jepchirchir Kigen from Kenya in 2016
  • Additional 3,500$ bonus for high-quality results:
    Men – 2:15:29 hours; Women – 2:36:59 hours (both approximately 1070 points according to the international marathon association quality table)

Bonuses will be awarded to the marathon winner only.

Prizes for Israeli Marathon runners – Men and Women

Israeli marathon runners that win prizes for international achievements as well will receive the higher of the two awards, not both. The sum of money that the winning runner does not receive will be given to the runner-up Israeli marathon winners, as determined by the organizers.
At the end of the race, trophies and prizes will be awarded to runners in places 1-3 in the marathon and places 1-3 for Israeli runners in the marathon, half-marathon, 10-km race and competitive 5-km race, for men and women.
Trophies and prizes for special categories will be awarded in a separate ceremony.

For more details click Awards ceremony

Details subject to change
Marathon Day


By Car By Bus By Train
Car Service
Nesher transportation services from Ben-Gurion Airport to Jerusalem and its vicinity operate 24 hours per day and can be found on the ground floor of the airport at the service station (G) near gates 01-03. Follow the signs at the airport.
Telephone number: 02-6257227

Taxi Services
Hadar Lod is a taxi company that is certified to transport passengers from Ben-Gurion Airport to all parts of Israel, 24 hours per day.
Telephone number: 03-9711103

Special transportation and car rentals with Diesenhaus-Unitours Tourism Ltd.
Diesenhaus-Unitours Incoming Tourism Ltd. is the official travel agency for the Jerusalem Marathon.

Contact them for offers, transfers, and car rental services.

Book transfers and assistance at the airport

Book car rentals

Payment by credit card: Visa/Diners; Master Card/Eurocard; American Express.
Charges will be made by Diesenhaus-Unitours Incoming Tourism (1998) Ltd.

Traffic arrangements
Starting on Thursday, the 18th of Adar, 16.3.17, from 23:00 until the end of the event on Friday, the 19th of Adar, 17.3.2017, Ben Zvi Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic.

On the day of the marathon, the following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic from 05:30: Rupin Avenue, Hebrew University Campus, Netanel Lorch, Rabin Avenue, Haim Hazaz Avenue, Tchernichovsky, HaPalmach, HaNasi, Keren HaYesod, King George, Yafo Street, Tzahal Square, HaTzanhanim, Haim Bar Lev Avenue, George Adam Smith, Lehi, Martin Buber, Binyamin Mazar, Churchill, Kariv, Sha'ar Yafo, The Armenian Patriarchate, Sha'ar Zion, Hativat Yerushalayim, King David, Jabotinsky, Chopin, Dubnov, Gretz, Emek Refa'im, Derech HaRakevet, Derech Beit Lehem, David Remez, Derech Hebron, Yanovsky, Yehuda, Pierre Koenig, El'azar HaModa'i, Kovshei Katamon, Yehoshua Yavin, Sacher Park.

Traffic disruptions are also expected on the streets tangential to the routes of the race.

Parking arrangements
Vehicles parking along the marathon routes will not be permitted to leave until the event has ended and the routes have been opened. Parking on either side of Yehuda Street will be prohibited starting on Thursday, the 18th of Adar, 16.3.17, from 20:00 until the next day, when the marathon ends. The HaLeom Parking Lots, the museums and the Government Complex will serve only participants in the race.

Light rail
The light rail will operate on two routes: Route 1 – from Hel Ha'Avir to Giv'at HaTahmoshet.
Route 2 – from Central Station to Mount Herzl.
For information: CityPass Information – *3686.

Public transportation
Giv'at HaTahmoshet Station and Central Station will be connected by public transportation lines: 66, 66A, 45, 25, which will pass through the city center and Mahane Yehuda Market.
There will be changes to some of the public transportation lines. For information: Egged Information – *2800.

Educational institutions
Schools and education system institutions will (as much as possible) operate normally.
Information regarding the school day at every educational institution will be provided to parents and students by school managements and kindergarten teachers.
Parents and students are advised to keep track of publications regarding changes to traffic arrangements and directions to alternative routes.

Shuttles (free of charge, round trip) will depart from the Mount Herzl Plaza, the Sha'arei Tzedek Hospital parking lots and the Eastern Gallery Plaza of Teddy Stadium to the Israel Museum Plaza between the hours 05:30 - 13:30.

Open main routes
North – Uzi Narkis Avenue, Road 9, Golda Meir Avenue, Eshkol Avenue
Center – City Entrance, Herzl Avenue, Begin Avenue South/North, Bar Ilan/Yirmiyahu route
South – Dov Yosef Road, Golomb Route, Ein Kerem Route
Information at the municipal call center – 106, on the website: and on the Jerusalem Municipality app

Details subject to change
Free shuttles (Back and Return) between 5:30 am and 13:30 pm
Pick up:
From eastern gallery at the Teddy Stadium, the Mount Herzl square and the Shaare Zedek Hospital parking lots
Destination: Saker park
All information about train schedules and routes can be found on the Israel Railways website.

Details subject to change

Marathon Day

The Morning of the Race – Sacher Park

The staging area at Sacher Park is located within walking distance of the parking lots (follow signs and indicators).
All race services and booths will open at 6:00 AM.
Enter the parking lot via the entrance noted on the parking voucher in your runner's kit.
Parking instructions will be provided. Runners will receive a map of the park in their runners' kits (available here as well for your convenience).
Handicapped parking - On the day of the marathon, handicapped parking will be available in the Berlin Center and Israel Museum parking lots.
Please note that no weapons are allowed in Sacher Park.

The following services will be available:
  • Separate dressing rooms for men and women
  • Three separate areas for free storage of personal belongings during the event, for marathon, half-marathon and 10 km runners. Please store your belongings in the correct area. Large bags cannot be stored.
  • Lively warm-up and aerobic exercises
  • Synagogue
  • Massage tent for marathon runners only
  • Stations for registration issues and information updates
  • Information station and lost & found area
  • Police/municipal command and control center
  • First aid stations

Medals can be engraved on-site for runners' convenience at a station that will engrave the runner's name and finish time for a fee of 10$.
Medals with personal engravings can be ordered after the day of the marathon as well.

Details subject to change

Tracks & Maps

The Jerusalem Winner Marathon held in Israel's capital is one of the most unique marathons in the world, combining history with a challenging racing experience.

The various tracks trace 3,000 years of history in this fascinating city that is holy to the world's three monotheistic religions.

Tens of thousands of runners, representing different religions and countries from all over the world participate in the marathon each year and experience Jerusalem's cultural and historical landmarks, the city's unique routes and landscapes (see course map) and an inspiring and unforgettable athletic experience.

The marathon course has been approved by the Association of International Marathons (AIMS).

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תחזית מזג האוויר

יום רביעי 13.03.19

מזג אוויר כללי: יהיה מ"ח עד מעונן וחמים יחסית, אחה"צ יתחזקו הרוחות. ייתכן אובך וטפטוף. בחציו השני של הלילה יחל לרדת גשם.

רוחות: דרום מערבית 20-35 קמ"ש, משעות אחה"צ 30-55 קמ"ש

טמפרטורות: מקסימום ביום 20-21°, מינימום בלילה 8-9°

יום חמישי 14.03.19

מזג אוויר כללי: עד שעות הצהרים יהיה גשום. אחה"צ הגשמים יחלשו ויתמעטו. ינשבו רוחות חזקות.

רוחות: מערבית 40-50 קמ"ש, משבים עד 70 קמ"ש

טמפרטורות: מקסימום 11-12°, בלילה 7-8°

ראות: טובה עד בינונית, בזמן גשם גרועה.

יום שישי 15.03.2019

מזג אוויר כללי: מ"ח עד מעונן, בשעות הבוקר יתכן טפטוף עד גשם קל. הרוחות יהיו מתונות, במהירות של 20-35 קמ"ש.

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