In order to register for Petra Desert Marathon, all international runners must sign up for one of the tour packages.
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!
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.
Like all Albatros Adventure Marathons™, Petra Desert Marathon is designed to be more than just a race. We want you to be able to run in spectacular places, surrounded by charming people, and exposed to new cultural experiences. It’s not just about the race – it’s about enjoying time together with family, friends, and other running-minded spirits while exploring the world. Spectators welcome!
In order to register for the race, you MUST enter with one of the following options:
For international participants, race entry is only possible in conjunction with a multi-day tour package. The packages include all the ingredients for a fantastic getaway: accommodation, social events, sightseeing, and select meals and transportation per the itinerary. Packages also generally include ample amounts of free time, during which you can choose to join organized excursions or explore the region at your own pace.
Discover the ethereal landscape of the Jordanian desert while appreciating the rich history of the ancient city of Petra. Indulge in delicious Jordanian cuisine, take a dip in the dead sea, and challenge yourself to conquer the heat in the Petra Desert Marathon.
Residents of the Surrounding Region
Participants who reside in one of the following countries, and thus meet the necessary residency requirements, are eligible for a special 1-night/2-day entry package.
For the Petra Desert Marathon, qualifying countries include:
• Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Palestinian Territories, Israel and Yemen.
Please note: Even if you meet the residency requirements, if you are looking to enjoy an extended holiday in Jordan, it is possible to join the standard international 6-day package.
As proof of eligbility, residents and citizens of the above-mentioned countries must present a current, valid residency permit or passport. Upon receiving your entry, we will contact you to request copies of your official, government-issued documentation.
If you are a resident or citizen of Jordan, then you are eligible for local entry, which includes only the race.
As proof of eligbility, residents and citizens of Jordan must present a current, valid residency permit and/or passport. Upon receiving your entry, we will contact you to request copies of your official, government-issued documentation.