Like all Albatros Adventure Marathons, the Petra Desert Marathon is designed to be more than just a race. It's also about enjoying time together with family, friends and other running-minded spirits. Spectators welcome!
In order to register for Petra Desert Marathon, you must sign up for one of the tour packages.
Whether it's culture or nature you're seeking, Jordan has the answer. Explore all that the country has to offer - from historical sites to thrilling desert visits.
The Petra Desert Marathon is more than just a marathon - it's a journey through Jordan! Among other attractions, you can visit the Castle of Ajloun, dive into the Dead Sea, or sleep under the stars in the god-like Wadi Rum desert.
While Petra is impressive during the day, nothing can compare to the majestic facades lit up by candles.
3 Sep | 2 hours | 40 USD
Starting from the Petra Visitors Center after dark, we walk 2 km through the Siq to the Treasury on the path lit by candles. Nothing matches this special atmosphere where the candles throw flickering shadows on the rock walls and the Treasury stands mythical and awe-inspiring as we exit the Siq. A local musician will play the pipe and a storyteller will share a magical tale of Petra and the Nabateans.
This show normally only runs Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, but Petra Desert Marathon participants will get an exclusive chance to experience it as the Petra by Night organizers have agreed to open the gates on the evening of the Petra Desert Marathon.