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2021 Jerusalem Marathon

Run for the children of ALYN Hospital

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Run the Jerusalem Marathon for the Children of ALYN Hospital

Team “AdrenALYN” are runners who participate in the Jerusalem Marathon in support of Jerusalem’s ALYN Childrens’ Hospital.

Just let us know that you want to run for ALYN. We will send you the link to register with the marathon. 

We will send you a fundraising page that you can use to collect sponsorships for ALYN. We ask that all runners commit to a minimum of 180 NIS.

You can choose to run any distance, from 5K to the full 42.2 kilometer marathon.


The Jerusalem Winner Marathon held in Israel’s capital is one of the most unique marathons in the world, combining history with a challenging racing experience.

The various tracks trace 3,000 years of history in this fascinating city that is holy to the world’s three monotheistic religions.

Tens of thousands of runners, representing different religions and countries from all over the world participate in the marathon each year and experience Jerusalem’s cultural and historical landmarks, the city’s unique routes and landscapes (see course map) and an inspiring and unforgettable athletic experience.

The marathon course has been approved by the Association of International Marathons (AIMS).

Starting line: all heats will start at Rupin Rd. at the junction between the Israel Knesset building and the Israel Museum.

Please note: Runners should arrive at the starting line 15 minutes before the indicated time.

Starting off safely:
The starting gates are located one km away from the park. Please plan accordinglyYour personal time will be measured from the moment you cross the starting line.
You may leave your sweatshirts at the starting line. All clothing will be donated.


Pacers will be positioned at appropriate points in each gate with clear indicators of each pacer’s target time.


10 km race times: 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 min.
Half-marathon times: 1:30, 1:35, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30 hours
Marathon times: 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45. 5:00 hours

Medical guidelines for runners in the 2019 Jerusalem Winner Marathon events 

Enjoyment, challenge, self-fulfillment, social experience and athletic competitiveness bring thousands of runners to the 2018 Jerusalem 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.

Physical preparation


*It is recommended to train with a certified trainer. 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.
*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:

48 hours 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

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).

After the race:
*Drink as much water 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 if 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:
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.

Good luck!


AdrenALYN is the name of the team that runs the Jerusalem Marathon on behalf of the children who receive treatment at ALYN Hospital in Jerusalem. Anyone can join by registering and raising money for ALYN. Members of AdrenALYN can choose any of the distances in the Jerusalem Marathon. They can even walk the course. The important thing is that by collecting donations, they are helping children going through very difficult rehabilitation and therapy. 

ALYN Hospital treats children from infancy through adolescence who require intense rehabilitation and therapy. Some children come to ALYN after being injured in terrorist attacks or car accidents. Others suffer from degenerative congenital disease that make mobility and independent action difficult. ALYN treats each child with a customized plan that meets that child’s specific needs.

During the year, hundreds of children are hospitalized at ALYN and thousands come for outpatient therapy. Without the funds raised from projects such as the marathon, there simply would not be the resources available to provide these children with the very best care and therapies. 

We ask that all members of Team AdrenALYN raise or donate a minimum of 180 NIS to help the children of ALYN.

If you would like to raise funds from family and friends online, we can create an online personal fundraising page for you.

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2021 Jerusalem Marathon