Welcome to the 50 km race!
The Lions Race is a medium-ultra race, but make no mistake – this 50 km race is quite challenging. The unique route will take you to some of the most beautiful places in the mountains of Jerusalem. The race starts in Wadi Refaim adjacent to the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo and goes rapidly uphill to Yad Kennedy overlooking the mountains. From there, the route will take us to the springs and terraces of Sataf, the unique single track of Nahal Katlav and the orchards of Nahal Kisalon and Ein Kobi. Afterwards, the race continues uphill to Khurvat Seadim before going back to Jerusalem. This race is for experienced trail runners, who are able to finish this challenging route – 50 km of technically complex terrain, 6 refreshment and inspection stations and about 1600 meters uphill in total.
Are you ready for the challenge?
Date – December 7, 2018 – 4:30 am.
Target audience – participants must be over the age of 18.
Categories 50 km men/women up to 39 and 80 km men/women from 40 and older.
All those who will finish the race, will receive a Finisher Medal.
Refreshment and inspection stations: along the way, there will be an inspection station, as well as a water station, in addition to the start and finish areas.
At each inspection station, there will be treats, refreshing drinks and a warm atmosphere.
At the inspection stations, the race marshals will supervise runners’ condition and will monitor the arrival and continuation of running.
Replacement stations will be staffed according to the time that will be published in the race portfolio to be sent to each runner personally via email.
Please follow the opening and closing times of the stations in order to continue the race.
Medical services and first aid
At the start/finish, a command post will be set up, while an MDA ambulance will provide treatment to runners crossing the finishing line
At each replacement station, there will be a first aid kit
Along the route, there will be 2 motorcycles with paramedics
Two stations along the route, which will be published in advance, will provide medical examination services for the runners passing through the station with an emphasis on the long racerunners.
Mandatory equipment will be checked before the entrance to the race venue is approved
Each runner must submit registration documents, including a signed health declaration. Without this declaration, you cannot participate in the race
Night and morning. 50 km in a route that includes 50% technical trails and 50% white trails. Over 1600 meters of going uphill and downhill in total.
Several refreshment and inspection stations
Along the way, there will be 6 refreshment/inspection stations, at which the runners will enjoy treats and water. Medical services will also be available.
Prior to starting the race, each participant will receive a kit that will include a chip that will accompany the runner throughout the route. At each refreshment/inspection station, the runner will have to pass the chip through the controller and tell its number to the station staff that will as fill out a table manually and via a computer system.
All the runners will start the race at 04:30 am
First place estimated time – 6:30 hours
Last place CUT-OFF – 9:30 hours
Starting date, time and place
December 7, 2018
Nahal Refaim Park adjacent to the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo.
The difficulty level of the race is defined as high and therefore, it is suitable for experienced runners, who have trained accordingly and are aware of the challenges.
The route is not closed for the runners. The race is based on JNF routes – running takes place on white trails and single tracks. The runners should be well prepared and check the race portfolio to be published later on. Along the route, there will be inspection stations with available personnel, a team of marshals will patrol the route and the production staff will also be there to provide assistance.
The route is marked in compliance with the highest international standard in order to prevent navigation errors!
Participant Statement – each runner must fill, sign and send all necessary documents