Early birds 300 NIS/ Late birds 380 NIS
Welcome to the 27 km race!
Our 27 km race is a short, yet unique route that provides a spectacular running experience of Jerusalem hills. The track begins near the junction bar Giora and then passes through the vineyards and forests of Kobe’s Fountain, Wadi of Nahal sorek, the panoramic view of Kennedy and the terraces of battir – some of the most beautiful places in Jerusalem. The route starts from the parking lot adjacent to fire station of bar Giora (don’t worry we will drive you there) and ends at the end of pampering at the “first station of Jerusalem”.
Are you ready for the challenge?
Date – December 13, 2019 – 7:00 am.
Target audience – participants must be over the age of 16.
Categories 27 km men/women up to 39 and 27 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.
Each runner must pass through all the stations along the race.
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!
Morning race of 27 km in a route that includes 30% technical trails and 70% white trails. About 700 meters uphill and 600 meters downhill.
Several refreshment and inspection stations Along the way, there will be 3 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 07:00 am
First place estimated time – 2:20 hours
Last place estimated time – 4:30 hours
Starting date, time and place
December 13, 2019
07:00 am Start
Shuttle will depart from the main spot at 06:30 am.
The difficulty level of the race is defined as moderate and therefore, it is suitable for experienced trail runners.
The rout 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!
Pay attention!! the health HUM document must be completed and sent up to two weeks before the start of the race. To The flowing email [email protected]
A participant who does not send a health document in time can not take part in the race.
*A participant who is a minor- must add HUM minor document signed by a responsible adult in addition to the medical HUM document.
Starting point’s parking lot – ‘Ein Kobi’ 6 KMs – difficulty is medium – starting at the big parking lot behind the fire station. the first 1.5 KMs are on a wide white trail in the woods to allow the runners to start the run conveniently. slowly, the trail becomes more narrow and cross the vineyards and fields of the settlements around. After 3 KMs you get into the most beautiful singles of the forest at the ‘Ein Kobi’s area and enjoy from the narrow and magical paths the area has to offer. the singles lead us once up and once down until the exit at the station.
‘Ein Kobi’ – ‘Yad Kennedy’ – 6 – 11.5 KM – a section hard by difficulty – you get out of ‘Ein Kobi’ on a decline towards ‘Shvil Israel’ to ‘Nachal Sorek’s wadi. At the beginning of the decline the trail is convenient but after cross another white wide trail the trail becomes narrow and pretty technical. After succeeding the decline, you run after the bridge and start climbing the long and exhausting climb of the ‘Pirate’s trail. Eventually, at the end of the climb, you’ll get to the view road next to ‘Hervat Se’adim’ – before the short steep climb to ‘Yad Kennedy’ itself and the panoramic view from there.
‘Yad Kennedy’ – ‘Jerusalem Zoo’ – 11.5 – 20 KMs – difficulty is easy to medium – a section filled with white convenient trails for running, starting with a decrease and later on horizontal until the last KM which is on a road leading to the zoo. On the way you will pass the beautiful terraces of ‘Batir’ and ‘Ein Lavan’.
‘Jerusalem Zoo’ – ‘First Station’ – 20 – 27 KM – difficulty is easy – most of the section is on the railroad. You got out of the zoo station and start running with an incline on the urban railroad. Going through the olive trees, ‘Kiryat Ha’Sport’ and slowly through the neighborhoods of the city. The excitement is rising as you get closer to the finish station at the center of Jerusalem.