Run back in time - 13 September 2014

Petra Desert Marathon & Half Marathon

Run back in time

Race day: 13 September 2014

We are pleased to announce the return of The Petra Desert Marathon!

After a two years absence we are happy to receive the invitation from the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities to bring back the marathon event to Petra.

The protection and preservation of Petra Archeological Park is still of great importance to the Jordanian authorities and Petra Desert Marathon. We have therefore decided to move the start from the Treasury and further inside Petra to a more open and wider space where the possible vibrations from the runners will not pose a threat to the fragile sandstone. In addition the first 500 meters of the race will be restrained to a jogging start before the race is released.

The Petra Desert Marathon and the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority believe that this event will bring more opportunities and benefits to the region than possible threats. It is our profound goal to do our best to generate a positive development, and raise the overall knowledge of this unique place and make Petra Desert Marathon an integral part of the entire region.

We are very excited to be welcomed back by the Jordanian government and are very keen to get this race back on its feet. We hope you are ready to experience one of the world's most incredible countries, friendly people, and astonishing running courses!

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