Run back in time Challenge yourself to a desert run in historic settings! Starting in the ancient city of Petra, the Petra Desert Marathon leads runners past the incredible tombs, mountainside carvings and caves before venturing into the arid, lunar-like landscapes of the Jordanian desert. Choose the marathon, half marathon or cheer on the runners! Being rich in history, culture and scenic nature, Jordan offers its visitors superb possibilities for an exciting vacation. From the splendid ruins of Petra and the vast and awe-inspiring Wadi Rum desert, to a floating swim in the Dead Sea - Jordan has something for everyone to enjoy, not to mention the warm hospitality of the Jordanian people. Embark on an Arabian adventure and run the desert race of a lifetime!
Marathon runners must be minimum 18 years old on race day. Half marathon runners must be minimum 16 years old on race day.
The Petra Desert Marathon features a classic 42.195 km Marathon and a Half Marathon. The distances are colour-coded – marathon is black and half marathon red. At the race briefing the day before the race, runners are permitted to change distance. Please note that change of distance is not allowed on race day. The finish line is located near the Petra Visitor Centre within walking distance of the Mövenpick Resort and Petra Palace hotels. All runners must meet at the Petra Visitor Centre from where we walk the 2.5 kilometers through the Siq and past the Treasury to the start line at the Street of Facades. All runners who complete the marathon or half marathon within the time limit will receive a medal after crossing the finish line. Water and a sandwich lunch pack are given to all participants. Checked-in bags can be picked up at the bag check-out area.
Street of Facades - Ma'an Governorate
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