The 42.2K marathon starts on Ein Bokek road opposite the new Dead Sea Mall and heading north. Runners will run towards Ein Bokek junction where the course turns right (north) and continues on route 90 alongside the Dead Sea scenic shoreline and sparkling blue and turquoise water on the right. After approximately 5km, the course turns east onto the spacious dike, a flat compact dirt road. Note that this course approaches the Jordanian border, a demilitarization zone and a mine hazard area on the east, and do not deviate from the marked path. Continuing south for approximately 13km, alongside Ein Bokek hotel district on the right and the Jordanian border on the left, it is a wonderful opportunity to view the amazing salt crystal formations on the right. The course turns back north by the 21km mark and around the Dead Sea southern basin. The final 5 kilometers take runners back south along the new hotel promenade (note Nahal Ein Bokek crossing) on the way to the festive beachfront finish area, opposite the new Dead Sea Mall. Well Done!
The Israeli Athletics Association (IAA) officially recognizes the results of this competition.
Dead Sea Marathon measured by an AIMS-certified expert.