This Thursday, for the first time, a unique race will take place in the Jerusalem hills.
On your marks, get set, go! The Jerusalem Hirus Ultra Marathon is set to kick off on October 26th in the Jerusalem hills, then cross through fields, forests, mountains, along springs and paths, streams and mountain roads.
The long distance race that is taking place for the first time in Israel, invites participants from Israel and around the world to join this amazing opportunity to exercise and become one with nature. HUM has four race categories to accommodate all levels: a 12 km, 21 km, 50 km, and 80 km course.
Did you say 80 km?!?
WARNING: this is a challenging route that leaves Jerusalem from Wadi Refaim near the Biblical Zoo and quickly climbs near Yad Kennedy, which overlooks the mountains, continues to the springs and terraces of Sataf, the Pilots' Mountain, the cool forests of the Forest of the Martyrs and the orchards of Nahal Kisalon and Ein Kobi for a total climb of close to 3,000 meters. The climb leads back to the ruins of Sa'adim.
Can you complete the Hirus Ultra Marathon? Sign up HERE and find out.