Mayor's Greetings

Dear Runners,

Welcome to the 2017 Jerusalem Winner Marathon!

Every year, I am newly invigorated to see the thousands of runners, young and old, who come from all over the country and around the world to participate in the Jerusalem Winner Marathon. Each year, participants run through the very streets where kings and prophets walked, against the backdrop of Jerusalem's cultural and historical landscapes. It is a unique and breathtaking experience.

In just a few years, enrollment has increased from 10,000 to 30,000 runners, with 3,000 international participants from 62 different countries. The Jerusalem Winner Marathon is the most socially engaged marathon in Israel, with over 6,000 runners participating to promote social causes.

Jerusalem, as the capital of sport in the State of Israel, has much to celebrate this year, as we look forward to hosting the 20th Maccabiah Games and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of our city.

I would like to thank all those involved in making the marathon a tremendous success and a wonderful experience – the organizers, our partners, visitors and residents, and of course you – the runners and Jerusalem Marathon participants. Wishing all of us a successful and enjoyable marathon!

See you at the starting line,

Nir Barkat
Mayor of Jerusalem
ראש העיר


The Eighth International Jerusalem Winner Marathon will be held on Friday, March 9th, 2018.

The event will include several tracks – marathon (42.2 km), half-marathon (21.1 km), 10 km race, competitive 5 km race, popular 5 km race, family 1.7km race and an 800 m community race. This is one of Israel's largest marathons, with 30,000 participants of which hundreds are elite runners and runners from abroad.
The various tracks pass by fascinating historical sites that illuminate 3,000 years of the history of Jerusalem, Israel's capital.
The International Jerusalem Winner Marathon combines physical endurance with exquisite landscapes, fresh mountain air and unique culture and heritage sites such as the Israeli Knesset, Machane Yehuda Marketplace, Mount Scopus, the Old City, David's Tower, Haas Promenade and more.
It is guaranteed to be a challenging, thrilling and unforgettable experience for all runners.

Upcoming Marathons
The International Jerusalem Winner Marathon will be held this year for the eighth time in a row.
The scheduled dates for the next annual marathons are as follows:

Ninth International Jerusalem Marathon – March 15th, 2019
Tenth International Jerusalem Marathon – March 13th, 2020

We look forward to seeing you again!
The International Jerusalem Winner Marathon is produced by Target Market.
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Jerusalem Experience

Information for Residents

The Jerusalem Winner Marathon will be held on Friday, March 17th, 2017, from 6 am until 2 pm and will pass by many of the city's monuments and historical sites.
The marathon day will be a festive occasion for the entire city. All residents of Jerusalem are invited to join the fun, cheer on the runners and participate in the various events. The Jerusalem Municipality will collaborate with businesses and the Machane Yehuda market located along the route of the marathon to help the residents of Jerusalem conduct their business on the day of the marathon.

The following roads will be closed to vehicle traffic from 6 am until 2 pm, in accordance with police instructions:

Central Jerusalem:
Haim Hazaz Blvd, Tchernichovsky, Hapalmach, Keren Hayesod, Ben Yehuda, Bezalel, Shlomtzion Hamalka, Gaza St., King David, Jabotinsky, Chopin, Elazar Hamodai, Hanassi Blvd, Emek Refaim, Duvnov, Bethlehem Rd., Harakevet Rd, Jaffa Gate, the Armenian Patriarchate, Jaffa Rd, Kariv, Hativat Yerushalaim, King George, Zion Square, Valley of the Cross, David Remez, Shmuel Hanagid, Molcho.

Old City and Mount Scopus:
Zahal Square, Hatzanhanim, Bar Lev Blvd, Adam Smith, Martin Buber, Hebrew University – Mount Scopus campus, Binyamin Mazar, Churchill Blvd, Hatzanhanim, Chel Handasa, Lechi.

Hebron Rd., Baram Junction, Yanovski, Armon Hanatziv Promenade, Beitar, Sherman Sq., Yehuda St.

Givat Ram:
Rupin Blvd (between the Knesset and the museum), Hebrew University – Givat Ram Campus, Netanel Lorech, Rabin, Ben Zvi, Nayot, Herzog, Yavin.
Please note that traffic backups are expected on roads near the race tracks.

Education Institutes:
Classes in the Education System will take place as usual with some exceptions.
Details for each educational establishment will be given to parents and students by the Management of the Schools and Kindergartens.
Parents and pupils should monitor announcements regarding route changes, road closures, arrangements and alternative traffic routs.

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Hundreds of international and domestic marathons around the world are supported by volunteers who wish to contribute to developing a healthy and active lifestyle in their communities. The Jerusalem Winner Marathon has always benefited from its dedicated volunteers.

If you want to join the excitement and experience the power and energy of the most thrilling marathon in Israel,
contact us today!

Volunteers are needed during the week of the Jerusalem Winner Marathon, March 13th-17th, 2017 to distribute equipment and kits to runners, operate water stations, run activities and more. Volunteers will receive instructions when they arrive and will be given complimentary shirts for their contribution to the marathon's success.

To volunteer or for more information: