7 Sep 2024

Petra Desert Marathon

7 September 2024

Run back in time!

Challenge yourself to a desert run in legendary settings!

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.


We offer a variety of race extensions if you want to continue your adventure with us. Be it adventurous hikes or ancient history,  there’s no wrong answer.   


Kindly be advised that entry to any Albatros Adventure Marathon is only available in combination with an official tour package. Race entry only is not possible for international runners. View our entry package here 

For any inquiries about the race or entry packages, please write us at info@adventure-marathon.com

We cannot wait to have you on board!


Race distances

Want to share this experience of a lifetime with your friend or partner?

No problem!

Runners of all levels can run back in time with these options.


Full Marathon
42.2 km
Half Marathon
21.1 km


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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Fantastic adventure in a fantastic area.

2018 Petra Desert Marathon Finisher