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Runner Info

Before the Race

Prices and Registration Dates

An accessible copy of the table is below

Regulations

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 the website during registration.
4. Runners under the age of 18 on the day of the marathon, 17th, 2023, 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 17th, 2023 , 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 – 10 and above (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 ​​March 1st, 2023 at 23:59. Please send your request by email to [email protected]. A handling fee of $10 will be charged for canceling registration or changing tracks.
* Cancellations will not be accepted after March 1st, 2023 for any reason other than medical reasons. Cancellation requests should be sent by email to [email protected] with a letter from a physician. A handling fee of $10 will be charged.
* Under exceptional circumstances, requests to change tracks after ​​March 1st, 2023 will be considered based on the exclusive judgment of the marathon producer. A handling fee of $20 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 cancellations will be paid within 90 days of the transaction.
3. Discounts
* Discounts are offered for early registration
* Jerusalem Resident cardholders are entitled to a 20% discount. The discount is given according to the ID number of a valid “Yerushalmi” member

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 following 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. The results for the winners in the general ranking will be determined according to the start signal (gun time), if there are two jumps (or more) in the assignment, the winners will be determined from the first assignment only. In the other categories, the personal time will be determined according to the start signal from the personal badge (given to each runner at the moment of crossing the starting line).
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 a video camera. Registration and participation in the event indicate 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.

17. The organizers undertake not to transfer the credit details of the registrants to third parties.

Details are subject to change.
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Accessible table

Track Early Registration until 22.12.22 Regular Registration until 16.02.23 Late Registration until 11.03.23
Full 42.2 km 76$ 90$ 95$
Half 21.1 km 60$ 56$ 70$
10km 45$ 50$ 57$
5km 30$ 34$ 37$
family race up to 4 pax 30$| 5 pax 37.5$| 6 pax 45$

Medical guidelines for runners in the 2023 Jerusalem Winner Marathon events

Enjoyment, challenge, self-fulfillment, social experience, and athletic competitiveness bring thousands of runners to the 2023Jerusalem 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.

Due to the corona virus and the updated instructions of the Israeli Ministry of Health, there may be changes in the marathon date, in preparation for it and it may even be canceled. In case of cancellation due to the corona virus, the payments made will be refunded to registrants by law

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.

: Training
-If you have never run long distances before, training with a 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

 two days 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 is 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:
Dizziness
Nausea
Weakness
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.

IGood luck!

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Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km

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

5km

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

1.7km

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

Collect participant kits

Collect participant kits

– Receiving a participant kit at Cinema City – 10 Yitzhak Rabin Blvd., Jerusalem.
Between the dates 14-16.03.23, between the hours of 15:00-21:00.

– Receipt of a participant kit will be possible upon presentation of an identity card and, if necessary, in the case of a participant under the required age, with parental approval.

The collect participant kits of a kit for additional runners (up to three sets) are conditional on the presentation of a power of attorney form.

– collection of evaluation and participation in the race is conditional on an electronic signature on the health declaration document (which appears on the website during the initial registration for allotments) and on the delivery of a parent’s certificate, if necessary.

A runner who has not collected the kit by 16.03.23 will not be able to receive it even after the race.

– It is possible to order a participant kit in delivery to an address within Israel borders at the time of registration at a cost of 70 NIS. (The last date for ordering this service will be 17.02.23)

The delivery is conditional on the prior arrangement of the courier company and the customer’s responsibility to be available on the day and time he coordinated with the courier.

Up to 3 kits can be combined in one shipment at the same cost in coordination with the marathon headquarters.

Runners from the Tel Aviv area and the center can reach the sports exhibition and collect the kit, using the Israel Railways on the high-speed and direct line from the Tel Aviv Haganah station to the Jerusalem Yitzhak Navon station (Jerusalem Central Station), in a time of about 35 minutes. The train station in Jerusalem is located a 5-minute walk from the Cinema City

Please note: there will be no kit distribution on race day!

The Sports Exhibition

Marathon participants and the general public are invited to visit the expo complex in its new location – Cinema City Jerusalem
At the expo, the best sports brands will present and sell their products at special prices for the days of the event.
Importers interested in exhibiting are welcome to contact Tasia Ayalon by email – [email protected]
There may be changes.

 

 Pasta evening

As a tradition, we will have a pasta evening with a rich menu and a good atmosphere.

The pasta evening is for the full marathon runners, admission is conditional upon presentation of the order attached to the running kit.

Runners from other races interested in attending the celebration will be able to purchase tickets on the spot, based on available space, at a cost of 50ils.

the number of tickets is limited.

The evening of the pasta will take place on March 16 from 18:00 to 21:45 The event will take place at the Cinema City Jerusalem complex

There may be changes

Race Day

06:00
The Morning of the Race – Sacher Park

The staging area in Sacher Park is within walking distance of the parking lots (follow signs and directions).

Service booths and race services will open at 06:00 am

Enter the parking lots through the entrance specified on the parking voucher in the runner’s kit.

Parking for the disabled – on the marathon day parking for the disabled will be available at the Berlin Center and the Israel Museum parking lots (only upon presenting a disability parking permit).

Please note: firearms are not allowed on the Sachar Garden premises.

-Starting Line and Start Area

The starting line and start area are identical for all the races: at the intersection of Derech Rupin and Kaplan, on the southern side of the Knesset building.

 

It may take about 10 minutes to get from the staging area to the start area during congestion. Please plan your time accordingly.

 

Measurement of personal time only begins when you cross the starting line.

 

*You can leave outerwear at the starting line – all garments will be donated to charity.

:The following services will be provided in the start area

A medal engraving booth will be available on-site for runners. The engraving service will engrave the runner’s name and finish time on the medal for only NIS 30.

You can also order a medal with a personal engraving after the marathon day.

Please contact: 03-6828889

 

Bib Numbers and Assignment to Starting Gates

Runners must arrive at the start area according to the following start times to enable an efficient and timely start.

Wave Bib Number Arrive at race start area Race Start Time  Direction Sign Color 
Half marathon- 21.1km Wave No.1 6:20 6:45 Red
Marathon- 42.2km  6:45 7:00 Blue
5km- Wave no. 1 7:15 7:30 Orenge
5km- Wave no. 2 7:30 7:45 Orenge
Communities 8:15 8:30 Beige
10km- Wave No.1 19:15 9:30 Green
10km- Wave No.2 9:30 9:45 Green
Families- Wave No. 1 10:45 11:00 Purple

Directions to the start-up point

*** For the attention of the runners, On the day of the marathon, the runners will be dropped off and picked up at the gathering area in Sucker Park.
Please note! The shuttle-shuttle system from the Shaare Zedek parking lot and Mount Herzl will not be operated

Traffic arrangements

Ben Zvi Blvd.
On the day of the race, vehicles will be closed to traffic from 03:00 : Hebrew University Campus, Netanel Lorech, Rabin Blvd., Rothschild, Kaplan, Haim Hazaz Blvd., Tchernichovsky, Palmach, Gaza, President, Keren Hayesod, King George, St. Jaffa, IDF Square, The Paratroopers, Haim Bar-Lev Blvd., George Adam Smith, Lehi, Martin Buber, Benjamin Mazar, Churchill, Karib, Jaffa Gate, Armenian Patriarchate, Zion Gate, Jerusalem Brigade, King David, Eliyahu Shama, Emil Bota, Jabotinsky, Chopin, Dubnov, Gretz, Emek Refaim, Derech HaRechat, Derech Bethlehem, David Remez, Derech Hebron, Janowski, Yehuda, Pierre Koenig, Elazar HaModai, Conquerors of Katamon , Joshua Yavin, Sucker Garden.
Traffic disruptions are also expected on the streets adjacent to the race tracks.

The event is expected to end by 2 p.m.

Israel Railways

On Friday 17/03/23in favor of the Jerusalem Marathon, trains will operate on the Jerusalem Yitzhak Navon – Herzliya line, in both directions.

Trains will stop at all Tel Aviv and Ben Gurion Airport stations.

Two trains will run per hour, in each direction.

The first train to Jerusalem, departing from Herzliya station at 05:02 and arriving at Jerusalem station Yitzhak Navon, at 06:00

The last train to Herzliya, departing from Jerusalem Yitzhak Navon station, at 13:20

For further inquiries, you can contact the Israel Railways customer service center at 5770 *

All information about travel schedules and routes on the site
Israel Railways

There may be changes 

Car Service

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

Parking arrangements

Parking will be prohibited on Burg, Ben Zvi and State Comptroller streets from Thursday, 22 Cheshvan 16.03.23, at 17.00 until the end of the event on Friday, 25 Cheshvan 17.03.23, at 14.00.

Special transportation and car rentals with Diesenhaus-Unitours Tourism Ltd.

Diesenhaus-Unitours Incoming Tourism Ltd. is the official travel agency for the Jerusalem Marathon.

Light Rail

The light rail will operate on two routes: Route 1 – from the Air Force to Ammunition Hill.

Route 2 – from central station to Mount Herzl.

For details: Modify Intelligence 3686 *.

Public Transport

During the marathon, changes will apply to public transportation lines in the urban and suburban network of Jerusalem.

Details of the changes in the lines Further detailed information on the Jerusalem Municipality website

Educational Institutions

Studies in the education system will take place (as far as possible) as usual.
Details regarding the school day at each educational institution will be provided to parents and students by school and kindergarten administrations.
Parents and students are advised to follow the publications regarding changes in traffic arrangements and guidance for alternative routes.

Shuttles

Free shuttles (round trip) between 05:30 and 13:30

  • •* Collection of the eastern stand space at Teddy Stadium
    • *Drop off in the Sucker Garden area along Burg Street (near the Leumit parking lot)
  • ***Note: At the drop-off point, the shuttles will wait for the runners to return to the starting point.

Jerufun Bicycle and electric bicycle rental:

Jerufun joins the optimization of traffic on marathon day

And invites you to move around the city during rush hour, and to arrive and return from the starting point

With a 50% discount on all rides, you make on marathon day, from all stations in the city! For details https://jerufun.co.il/jerusalem-marathon/

Main axes open

North – Uzi Narkis Blvd., Road 9, Golda Meir Blvd., Eshkol Blvd.
Center – Entrance to the city, Herzl Blvd., Begin Blvd. South / North, Bar Ilan / Jeremiah axis
South – Dov Yosef Road, Golomb axis, Ein Kerem axis
Details at the 106 city center and on the website: www.jerusalem-marathon.co.il
And in the Jerusalem Municipality application

After The Race

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

Prizes for runners | Men and Women

An accessible copy of the table is below

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)

Hours Distribution of Prizes to Winners (General) by Age Categories

Details of the distribution of trophies to the winners (general) according to age categories – will be held at a separate event after the marathon (details will be published later)

Accessible table

Rank Full 42.2km  Half 21.1km 10km
1 3,750$ 1,500$ 750$
2 2,500$ 1,000$ 500$
3 1,250$ 500$ 250$
Trak General
Full 42.km 18-19, 35-39(Women), 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
Half 21.1km 16-19, 35-39(Women), 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
10km 15-16, 17-19, 35-39(Women), 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
5km 15-16, 17-19

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