Palestine Marathon 2020
Date(s) - 03/24/2020 - 03/29/2020
Walk, jog or run the Palestine Marathon 2020 through the hills of Bethlehem and support freedom of movement for the people of Palestine with runners from all over the world.
You can walk, jog or run your way along either a 5km, 10km, half (13.1 mile) or full marathon (26.2 mile) route, so fundraisers of all abilities are able and welcome to join in – there’s even a family option. The marathon route takes you through the centre of Bethlehem, past refugee camps and alongside the apartheid wall, and then through Bethlehem’s beautiful hills and olive groves.
During this incredible trip you’ll spend a day joining Penny Appeal teams visiting refugee camps and distributing food parcels in the West Bank and have plenty of free time to explore the sacred lands of Palestine. You’ll have three nights’ accommodation in Bethlehem where you can visit the Old City and two nights in Jerusalem where you can see the majestic Masjid al Aqsa
By signing up to this life-changing challenge you will be asked to raise a minimum of £1,000 for our Love Palestine appeal, which supports the distribution of nutritious food parcels in Palestinian refugee camps, supports Palestinian farmers so they can cultivate and expand their olive farms, helps to create rooftop gardens that become a sustainable source of income for women and provides essential services, like medical care and clean water distribution, for the people affected by the Gaza Emergency.
We’ll provide dedicated support from the moment you sign up. Once we receive your booking confirmation you will have access to all the information you need, from fundraising ideas to training regimes. You will also be accompanied by Penny Appeal staff during your five day trip so you’ll always have someone on-hand to help you.