Jerusalem Marathon

March 20, 2020

Have you or someone you love benefited from the Peace of Mind program? 

Whether you are a former participant, a host community member or just someone who wishes to make a difference in the lives of IDF combat veterans, now is your chance to run with Peace of Mind and to show your support.

Want to increase your impact even more? Here is what you can do:

If you are running, take part in our crowdfunding campaign, distribute a link to family, friends and community and help raise support for Peace of Mind today.

Sponsor a runner or running team. They will do the hard work of running and together your support will allow more teams and communities to participate in the Peace of Mind program.


Marathon Day

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.

About Peace of Mind

Every year, thousands of released Israeli combat soldiers face the difficult transition back into civilian life. Many spend months overseas as a means to discharge and mitigate the psychological impact of intense combat experiences faced during their military service. Despite the well-known image of the resilient Israeli soldier, long-term effects of veterans’ exposure to stress from combat are well documented.

Facilitated by top Metiv therapists, the nine-month Peace of Mind intervention provides the time and space for these young men to process their combat experiences in a supportive environment. The veterans emerge from the program healthier emotionally and mentally, with most showing significant post-traumatic growth following their participation in the program.