March 1, 2020 sachlav

Run Your Way Through Israel

Tomer Feder

Introducing Sachlav’s newest partners, Marathon Israel

Runners from around the world have taken notice of Israel’s unique terrain, coming to the country to take part in Marathon Israel’s amazing variety of events which cater to runners of all levels.

Marathon running in Israel not only presents one with an exciting challenge, but also with the opportunity to really explore Israel in a way that interests you.

Sachlav has partnered with Marathon Israel, to provide runners with the complete the package, taking care of their accommodation needs, and including an exciting tailor-made trip itinerary that makes the most out of their time in Israel.

One of the upcoming events, which we are most excited to present, is the Bible Marathon. This event truly embraces Sachlav’s style of experiential tourism. Runners get to re-live the history of the region, not just seeing and hearing about Israel, but getting to experience it for themselves.

Running The Bible Marathon From Rosh Ha’ayin to Ancient Shiloh

“Then a man of Benjamin ran from the battle line the same day, and came to Shiloh with his clothes torn…”

One of the first runs recorded in human history – long before the “marathon” in Greek mythology – is mentioned in the Bible, in the beginning of the book of Samuel. At the end of the war between the Israelites and the Philistines, the “Man of Benjamin” runs from the battlefield at Eben Ezer (modern day Rosh Ha’ayin) to Shiloh, city of the Tabernacle.

Many centuries later, the founder of the Maccabiah games, Yosef Yekutieli, set out to measure the length of the course from Rosh Ha’ayin to Shiloh, in the Benjamin region. He was amazed to find that the length of this historic path precisely matched that of the modern marathon – 42 kilometers (the official length of the Olympic running contest, determined in 1908 at the London Olympics).

Today, the Bible Marathon renews the historical run in an exciting event that draws runners from around the globe. The Bible Marathon presents a particularly tough challenge for road runners – 1000 meters cumulative climb to the finish line, renewing the historical run in an exciting international event of sports and satisfaction!

This year, The Bible Marathon is set to take place on October 9th 2020, in Ancient Shiloh

In addition to running in the footsteps of the “Man of Benjamin”, many international participants choose to make the most of their time in Israel, by combining it with a customized tour of Israel from North to South.

Sachlav, as an official partner of Marathon Israel, is offering a special deal for marathon participants which includes a week long tour of the cities of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Safed, the Galilee region & more.

Bible Marathon Tour Packages starting at $1500 pp excl. airfare

While the contents of itinerary are completely customizable, the basics include:

  • Tours of Israel’s Key Sites in the North, South & Center
  • 4 Star Accommodation
  • 2 Daily Meals
  • Luxury Coach
  • Airport Transfers
  • Tour Guide
  • 24/7 Trip Support
  • Personalized Itinerary Planning
  • All Site Entry & Activities
  • Bible Marathon Registration

For an exact quote, please contact, and state the size of the group you would like to travel with, your ideal trip duration, as well as any specific inclusions you would like.

Other 2020 Marathon Israel Events

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If October isn’t a feasible time for you to travel, Marathon Israel hosts numerous other events throughout the year which can really enrich your time in Israel.

Run Tour of Tel Aviv: Explore Tel Aviv and keep fit with a professional tour guide & trainer – Year round on Tuesdays & Thursdays

The Beaujolais Israel Half Marathon: 5k – 21k Tracks: Includes cheese & wine & lots of fun costumes – October 15 – 16, 2020

Hula Valley Crane Race: Enjoy the migration of over 400 bird species over the the Afro-Syrian Rift – November 6th, 2020

Eilat Desert Marathon: Run to the Red Sea with a view of 4 countries on the Gulf of Aqaba- November 27th, 2020

The Sea of Galilee Tiberias Marathon: Run along the lake’s shore and enjoy the ancient historical landmarks – January 1st, 2021

For more information on how you can register for these races, please visit