Starting in the ancient cave city of Petra, the Petra Desert Marathon leads runners past the incredible tombs, mountainside carvings, and caves before venturing into the arid, lunar-like landscapes of the Jordanian desert.
Runners can choose between the marathon or half-marathon!
Rich in history, culture and scenic nature, Jordan offers its visitors superb possibilities for an exciting vacation. From the splendid ruins of Petra and the vast and awe-inspiring Wadi Rum desert, to a float in the Dead Sea - Jordan has something for everyone to enjoy, not to mention the warm hospitality of the Jordanian people.
Want to share this experience of a lifetime with your friend or partner?
Runners of all levels can run back in time with these options.
Both distances take place at the same time, and share the first and last part of the course.
Just select your preferred distance when booking.
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