- HaYarkon Park, Tel Aviv
- Around Tel Aviv
- February 24, 2017
- 45-450 NIS
- TAGS: Past Events
The Tel Aviv Marathon, sponsored by Samsung, will kick off its 20th edition this year on February 26, 2016 as tens of thousands of runners from around the world descend on the White City to soak up its charms and beautiful surroundings while competing in the 42-kilometer (26-mile) race and take part in its various other courses.
The multi-course race starts in HaYarkon Park and follows a scenic route through the city and along Tel Aviv’s Mediterranean shores before finishing back in the park. In addition to the full marathon, participants also have the choice of doing half marathon, 10-kilometer and 5-kilometer courses. There will also be a mini-marathon for kids and a 42-kilometer hand-cycle race for people with disabilities.
Last year’s race attracted some 35,000 runners from Israel and many other countries, and this year’s event is expected to be bigger than ever. We’ll update the schedule as the information becomes available, but in the meantime, check out what went down at the 2016 marathon…
Marathon Schedule 2016
All tracks start from the gate on Rokach Boulevard.
6:50 am — Hand cycle race
7:00 am — Marathon (42.2K)
7:20 am — 10K – 1st group
7:35 am — 10K – 2nd group
7:50 am — 10K – 3rd group
8:10 am — Half Marathon – 1st group
8:25 am — Half Marathon – 2nd group
11:00 am — 5K
Marathon Events 2016
While the competition is the main event, you won’t want to miss the other events surrounding the marathon.
Marathon Expo 2016
Check out the largest sport and active lifestyle exhibition in Israel featuring commercial exhibitors, a variety of activities, lectures and more. This is also where participants can pick up their runners’ kits.
Where: Rabin Square, Tel Aviv-Yafo
When: February 21, 2016 from 12:00 to 9:00 pm; February 22-24, 2016 from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
If your kids are aspiring athletes, then you won’t want them to miss their chance to participate the 420 m or 1 k Kids Mini-Marathon at Sarona Market. There will also be plenty of activities for parents and kids who don’t participate.
Where: Sarona Market, Tel Aviv-Yafo
When: February 24, 2016
Cost: Free entrance; 50 NIS to participate
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